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Little, Denise.
Publication Information:
New York : DAW, [2002]

Physical Description:
319 pages ; 18 cm.
Introduction / Searching for the familiar / And so, ad infinitum / First familiars / Dog spelled backwards / This dog watched / On the scent of the witch / Familiar / Alliance / Catseye / Business as usual / Modoc rising / Goodness had nothing to do with it / Swordplay / Thieves in the night / Legacy
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Central Library PS509.F3 L58 2002 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area
Central Library PS509.F3 L58 2002 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area

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Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jody Lynn Nye, P. N. Elrod, Andre Norton, Gary A. Braunbeck, Josepha Sherman, Michelle West and other tale-spinners stir up a witch's brew of original new stories that prove that cats aren't the only suitable familiars. There are dogs, and humans, and even insects that can handle the job!

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Booklist Review

The editor of Creature Fantastic (2001) and similar anthologies proffers 15 original stories featuring a pleasing assortment of magical familiars, or companions, not all of which are animals. Among the contributors are Jody Lynn Nye, Laura Resnick, Andre Norton, Bill McCay, John Helfers, and Josepha Sherman. Story subjects include a familiar with its own familiar; First Cat Socks; a college student who regresses to a previous life as a dog; the desperate struggle of a warlock and his dog against Cotton Mather; a California valley girl trapped in a sword; a Mae West Highland White dog; and a cutthroat saleswoman who is reincarnated as a rat to atone for her wrong-doings. The book concludes with an intricate, exciting novelette in which virtual and actual reality come into conflict. Although the emphasis is on humor throughout the collection, there is enough variety in it to please a broad range of fantasy readers. Sally Estes.

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