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Call me Maximilian Paeque. (My last name's pronounce like "pike". Don't worry if you say it wrong. Everybody does.) I'm not the kind of guy you want to associate with. I'm a bad man, and you can read about some of the interesting nasties I've done in what I wrote. It all started when my cat left me for another dimensional plane. What followed was a merry ride down a filthyCall me Maximilian Paeque. (My last name's pronounce like "pike". Don't worry if you say it wrong. Everybody does.) I'm not the kind of guy you want to associate with. I'm a bad man, and you can read about some of the interesting nasties I've done in what I wrote. It all started when my cat left me for another dimensional plane. What followed was a merry ride down a filthy lucre brick road through the slums of hell....

Title : Cat Gap
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ISBN : 24587588
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 8 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cat Gap Reviews

  • Trevor Zaple
    2019-05-31 07:30

    Hmm, apparently this didn't post the first time.Cat Gap is a speedy little short story that brings to mind Asimov and Heinlein: Asimov in the flow and the wry sense of humour, and Heinlein in the quirky main character, the time travel elements, and the overall "attitude". While my reading of the story was distracted here and there by some odd tense errors, it wasn't enough to throw me out of the story entirely. As I intimated with the Asimov reference, the flow is excellent and facilitated my reading perfectly. The only real quibble I have with the story is the "gangster" conceit that is used throughout. While it starts the story off in an interesting place, and provides an excellent framework for the central scientific concept, the cutesy mobster names were to me a bit off-putting. Admittedly this is a personal preference. Overall, Cat Gap would fit in well with any "Golden Age of Science Fiction" type anthology; any fan of that sort of classic science fiction would do well to check it out.

  • Melinda Brasher
    2019-05-29 09:27

    This is an unusual short story—sci fi meets gangster film. There’s a bit of confusion in tenses, but overall it’s well written, with a distinct and interesting character voice that carries through the whole tale. I don’t like the main character, but I don’t believe we’re supposed to—which is all part of the story. And I rather like the ending. For a quick quirky read, try “Cat Gap” by R. Leib. *I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review*