Great news! “Tales of the Astro Cats: A Feline History of Great Astronomers” will be out in print this coming spring 2018! We are excited! It is going to be one beautiful book. Stay tuned for book release date. Those of you who are new to our blog, scroll back into the past few years or click on the menu items above to catch up with excerpts from the book. Better yet, join the blog and you will be kept up to date on coming attractions from the book, book release date and where to buy “Tales of the Astro Cats”.
Little did we know that Astro Cat, Perseus Hyperion really volunteered to be Schrodinger’s Cat, but he was known for his risk-taking adventures so it makes sense. Here he is schmoozing with his pal, Einstein while his mentor, Schrodinger poses in the back row for this historical photo. Go ahead and share away! “The Tales of Astro Cat” at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Smashwords.com.
From the eBook, “The Tales of Astro Cat”:
“As the day of U Phat Khat’s departure approached, Uthong decided it was time to present him with a precious gift – a gift that had been intended for the cat all along. U Phat Khat’s eyes began to dance when he saw it. It was a beautiful hat of conical shape, encrusted with ancient words and symbols. “It is the shape of wisdom and of power; it is the crown and the shape of wizardry. This small pouch will carry it as it hangs from your neck as a talisman. You can see that it also is emblazoned with words and symbols.”
The cat gazed at his gift and suddenly saw a great destiny unfolding before him – and sensed himself among crowds of brilliant lights and bright moving objects – but before he could fully grasp it the vision was gone.”
“What he found, though, was that living on the streets and canals of medieval Venice held far more challenges than prison life. Here he was just another cat, struggling to survive, being new to the language, vying with other cats for a meal of fish bones, scraps or rodents. And, most importantly, he realized that in his haste to escape, he had left the Purple Cone behind!”
So in “The Tales of Astro Cat”, Chapter 7, new illustration,”Galileo and the Tower”, soon to be added to the book. This illustration depicts Galileo with his ‘assistant’, Galileo and his beloved friend and assistant, Bartolomeo, studying the Moon high up in a tower overlooking Venice, Italy.
New illustration added to our eBook, “The Tales of Astro Cat”, Chapter “Principia”. This one portrays Sir Isaac Newton in later years posing with his beloved friend and assistant, Alfred, who became the first honorary member of the Royal S
ociety. The chapter covers the period where Newton retires from the Society to work on alchemical experiments. During one of those experiments, he wears Alfred’s Purple Cone Hat with disasterous results. Get your copy to find out more about the life of Astro Cat at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and Smashwords.com. You’ll never see Einstein, Newton or Galileo in quite the same way!
A new illustration from our book, “The Tales of Astro Cat’, Chapter “The Generations”. Excerpt illustration:
“Saraphina was so called because she loved to spend her evenings gazing at the moon. She was, as her forbears had been, an expert mouser, but when her work was done she would find a place in the garden under the open sky. In later years she began to scratch large crater-like holes in the ground – to the wonderment and dismay of the friars. They found her one night, the breath of her life having left her, but her eyes still gazing peacefully at the moon.”