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Old Jul 11 2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Old Jul 12 2008, 05:44 AM   #2
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Great news!

Cheryl posted an announcement, but members can't reply, only hosts. So this is presumably a good place to discuss the news...

Cheryl's announcement mentions Barque Cats, I wonder if this is tangential to the Talent universe in any way?
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I think this would be fantastic, especially if it ties in with the Talent series (a favorite of mine). I hate to admit it (especially here!) but if I had a choice, I'd rather have a telepathic bond to a gorgeous Barque Cat any day! I can't help it, I just love cats, especially the wonderful Maine Coon cats which I believe Anne has had or still has a number of and which I believe Barque Cats may be modeled after.
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It's quite possible that Barque cats have absolutely nothing to do with the new series, but I'm otherwise at a loss to explain why I've seen that as a title a couple times recently. The Talent Barque cats always did have quite a lot of personality and clearly more intelligence then was explored directly, so it doesn't seem out of the question for them to be subject of the book.

One thing I'm curious about, is whether this series is aimed at the YA market or not. I'm hoping not as I've found their YA collaborations less interesting then the general/adult market ones, but with a subject matter of cats it wouldn't surprise me in the least if that was the aim.
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Old Jul 12 2008, 11:29 AM   #5
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Well, I found this especially interesting, since a while back at PF we had a chat with EAS, and she mentioned that she and Anne had written several Barque Cat stories, but no one had picked them up. Or, at least several catcentric stories.

So I thought people would be interested. And since I very rarely go into the Announcements forum, I missed that blurb. But, as Granath said, at least here we can discuss it. (Thanks for covering my back, Granath!)
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Old Jul 12 2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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Well that is an interesting detail Shalyn! It seems to confirm that it is indeed the Barque cats that are being written about. And the fact that it took a bit for them to get a contract for them is interesting too. You'd think that Del Rey would have gotten first dibs, as they've been publishing the Acorna and PTB collaborations -- which makes it look as if they first passed on them and have now said yes.
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Yahoo! New books to read!! I love Barque Cats and hope that we'll see some of our favorite Talents in these new books and some wonderful new ones!
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Now THAT is interesting. It sounds like it would almost CERTAINLY* take place in the Talent universe because Barque cats are already established ship security cats (they detect minute leaks and stuff in the hull, etc.) in that Universe. However, aside from Afra, we aren't currently aware of any Talents that have actually telepathically spoken to one. (And all he got was "Mmmrrow!" from Rascal.) Of course, that could be because Barque cats are space cats, and Primes and Talents were in general more planet-bound until recently in the timeline, so generally their paths have not crossed to date.

My prediction--we'll see some great-great-great grandchildren of the Gwyn-Raven-Lyon clan.

Now I'm all curious...especially as I didn't think there would be any more books in the Talent series. I wonder if this series will push the out-of-print Talent series back in print?

* unless it doesn't. Technically, the Crystal Singer and Ship universes are separate, despite Ships showing up to transport Killashandra to and fro. I also have a personal, unpopular idea that the AI...AIV...I don't recall the spelling, but of Pern, you know him...might have been a shellperson.
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Discussion of Domini's idea of AIVAS as a shellperson moved to the Pern forum.
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Old Jul 31 2008, 07:37 PM   #10
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I feel sad that this thread accidentally died. Except, there's not much to add. Aside that I look forward to the Talent forum probably getting new threads once the book(s) are out.

Anyone have access to July's Locus Magazine? (Or June, or August?) It might say more about this series. (Maybe.)
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Old Aug 7 2008, 05:48 PM   #11
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I think I heard that Annie Scarborough recently changed agents and that this means that things are moving again - I think!
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Wasn't she the cowriter on the last three Acorna books? I finally read those and was pleasantly surprised, although I didn't think much of the Petaybee sequals.
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Well, I found this especially interesting, since a while back at PF we had a chat with EAS, and she mentioned that she and Anne had written several Barque Cat stories, but no one had picked them up. Or, at least several catcentric stories.

So I thought people would be interested. And since I very rarely go into the Announcements forum, I missed that blurb. But, as Granath said, at least here we can discuss it. (Thanks for covering my back, Granath!)
Her agent had it for a year, and did nothing with it. So she got herself a new agent, and has sent the book to the new agent. We should be hearing more from her soon. The book sounds really good. Can't wait to see it hit the shelves.
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Holy Cow...this thread was started when I was on vacation last year... and I totally missed it.
I am so excited to hear that there is going to be a story out soon on the Barque cats, I have always wished that there would have been more about them.
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Just heard from Annie Scarborough that the Barque Cats book is being written as we speak. Tania heard some of it as a work in progress - so it's coming!
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Whoooooooooooooooooooooopie, thats means its a
real go..Thanks for the news scoop
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Hi, everyone. Annie Scarborough here. I joined up today and wrote a bit about Barque Cats in the thread about the Talent series, to which this is only tangentially related!
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She also posted her site, with books, cats, and beads too. for she saw I am a crafter, alng with some other who don't have e-mail, everyone.
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Actually, Brenda, I was the cowriter on the last 5 Acorna books, Acorna's People, Acorna's World, Acorna's Search, Acorna's Rebels and Acrona's Triumph as well as the Acorna's Children books, First Warning, Second Wave and Third Watch. Sorry you don't like the Petaybee sequels but can't please everyone.
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I love the first 3 Petaybee books, I haven't read the last one yet.
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Hope you'll like them. Since the twins are selkies, the books are set in the water more than on the land.
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Acorna's Rebels is the one I like.

The last place where Acorna find the message it reminds of a Wyer expect its all human and cats
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I like that one too since it has the most cats in the Acorna series. There is a very brave and inventive cat in DELUGE too.
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Yep, who works with Sky Otter? I have the books and right now can't read them. ;(
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Yes, Zuzu la chat and Sky the otter are in league together in Deluge.
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