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Under normal conditions a whole person has a decided advantage over a handicapped one. But out in deep space the normal may be reversed--for humans at any rate....

Title : all cats are gray
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ISBN : 11947865
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 100 Pages
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all cats are gray Reviews

  • Stephen
    2019-05-03 16:21

    1.0 stars. A pretty pointless short story about a person with a very minor handicap (if you even consider color-blindness a handicap) whose unique view "saves the day" in a most uninteresting fashion. The best thing I can say about it is that it was very, very short (under 10 pages).

  • Kandice
    2019-05-02 13:26

    There are a bunch of these supposedly classic sci-fi stories in a waiting room I have been frequenting lately. This was a classic only in the sense that it was classically pointless!I can't even say what was silly about it without spoiling, but, trust me, it's not worth the effort or time.

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-05-18 18:24

    Review: "All Cats Are Gray" by Andre Norton{TALES FROM HIGH HALLACK: Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton}I rightfully credit Andre Norton with inspiring my voracious love of reading. The first novel I remember devouring is her imagination-expanding LORD OF THUNDER. Returning to her writing now is an extraordinary joy. "All Cats Are Gray" is reprinted in the first volume of TALES FROM HIGH HALLACK. This story offers science fiction thrills, suspense, haunting, a Marie Celeste type legendary disappearance, and even behind-the-scenes romance. Perhaps more importantly, it offers a protagonist who is unexpectedly diverse: her diversity is perhaps unusual, and it proves most useful. She is a kickin' heroine in a man's world, an individual with exceptional gifts and talents.

  • Julie
    2019-05-10 19:02

    My first Andre Norton story. It definitely has that "old-school sci-fi" feel - gritty and not really driven by emotion. It was good, though; I will definitely read more of her stuff.

  • Dj
    2019-05-22 20:17

    A short, in fact it qualifies more as a short story than most anything else, quick read. Interestingly enough, the fact that all Cats are gray has nothing to do with the color of the cat, but the fact that they see in gray scale. Still it was a wonderfully fun read and is going to lead me to reading more by the author, who somehow I overlooked growing up. Would talk more about the book itself, but to do so would be to spoil any of the surprises that the author put forward in the book. And that would be a great shame. Read it and find it all out for yourself.

  • Ralph McEwen
    2019-05-05 21:10

    Salvage of a space hulk that no one could accomplish.Audio Book MP3 downloaded from Domain stories from Project Gutenberg, that are read by volunteers. I listen to these short stories while walking to and from work.Play Duration: 00:15:34 Read By: Gregg Margarite

  • Keith
    2019-05-07 15:25

    A short story by Andre Norton. Original story from Fantistic Universe Science Fiction, August - September 1953. I read it at I read many Andre Norton books when I was young. This is a short introduction to her writing. A pleasant read.

  • Kelley
    2019-05-15 16:25

    One of my favorite short shorts stories by one of my favorite authors. Quite different for its time period with a knowledgeable female protagonist and her grey cat. This is one story I wish she had expanded. There is not much detail or background but it encapsulates a beautiful little tale.

  • Natalien
    2019-05-04 13:14

    Straight-forward very short story; very sci-fi with space and special powers; not life changing or entertaining much. It might have been written as a 'confidence boost' piece for someone with (view spoiler)[colour blindness (hide spoiler)].

  • Brenda Mengeling
    2019-05-17 18:21

    Very short, short story with an interesting premise. The writing was snappy, and I liked the cat. It could have easily been expanded, but I don't think anything crucial is missing from the story.

  • Clytie Siddall
    2019-04-27 19:22

    As a disabled person, I love the way this story questions our definition of "able".

  • Steve Nelson
    2019-05-07 13:23

    I read this one from a free ePub download. It's the first work by Andre Norton that I've read and I guess I was expecting more. This is a short story but has an interesting premise that I think could have been expanded into something more intriguing.I liked it enough to try other works by Norton, but not enough to keep this on my iPad for re-reading.

  • Andrea
    2019-04-29 21:05

    A quick, classic Norton.

  • Kat
    2019-05-25 17:03

    This story had a cool idea, but I wish it had been longer. I wouuld have liked to see it fleshed out a bit more.

  • Chris
    2019-05-24 19:07

    What if Alien had cats?You would get this tale.Love this story. Short, sweet, very well written.

  • Uriah
    2019-05-06 13:16

    An early Andre Norton story. A short story, it is an easy read and interesting. The premise could have been expanded.

  • Lindsay
    2019-05-06 20:56

    A quick read on my kindle, and quite a nice story.

  • Alex
    2019-05-17 16:59

    This is a cute story but would have been more powerful without the disability compensation of extra powers. That said, this makes me want to check out more of Andre Norton's stories with cats set in space. This story is available for free on Project Gutenberg.

  • Akrabar
    2019-05-20 20:20

    nice storyavailable from

  • Patricia
    2019-05-03 13:01

    Short and satisfying!

  • Al Lock
    2019-05-23 17:21

    Great short story. Love the premise.

  • Bram Slaats
    2019-05-08 14:07

    Ok for a short story. It is a bit jumbled so it was a bit harder to get into.

  • Rachel Humphrey
    2019-05-15 19:13

    Ran across this and remembered reading it eons ago. It's a short, easy read for any sci-fi fan.

  • Joy
    2019-05-25 16:04

    Definitely a product of its time, but still a fun "yarn" - and Andre Norton is a fond memory from my early life. Read on stream.

  • Devin
    2019-05-14 16:08

    Review also available at: brief, solar interlude originally published in 1953 under the name of Andrew North. Andre Norton quickly spins up a solar system of hard-drinking pilots and schemers and then shows us how a grey cat named Bat helps score a big haul. Charming and expertly told.

  • Ricky Catto
    2019-05-01 21:06

    Pointless and blah.

  • Dione Basseri
    2019-05-03 13:59

    Eh. Kind of a pass, for me. Which is surprising, since this is a story about cats in space. Should be a home run. But it's just...more there's a cat in the story, not that the cat does anything important. It's mainly there to have some parallels with the color-blind main character. There is a similar feel to the "A Game of Rat and Dragon," but almost like a summarized version. However, looking it up, this story came BEFORE "A Game of Rat and Dragon," so I'm thinking we've found the inspiration....This story is in the public domain. You can find a free audio production at, or a free etext at

  • Anya
    2019-05-09 20:18

    Terribly boring, kept waiting for it to get to the point. What's that? Cats are special? There's a woman that has a cat and keeps to herself and might possible be crazy and some ghost-like alien thing is haunting one of the most valuable spaceships ever (that's just been floating around in space for years) and it's keeping everyone away except the woman who has a cat and shoots the ghost-alien thing because the cat didn't like it... okay then. My first Andre Norton story, I seriously hope there's something better out there.

  • Alejandra
    2019-04-27 14:58

    The title caught my eye, but as soon as I was finished with page 2 I was done with this book... It completely failed to keep my attention and I couldn't bother to read the rest of it (even though it's only 10 pages)... My main dislike was that the story is too space-related and too little description to give youself an idea of what's really going on in there and immerse youself in the panorama, plus I didn't get to like any of the characters... *sigh* it's such a pitty because it was so promising...

  • Jen
    2019-05-05 18:16

    I really liked this one. It's short, sweet and to the point. I think what I liked the most about it is the thought of a derelict pleasure craft that none could salvage because of a mystery that caused those who boarded her to vanish or flee unable to communicate what they experienced. A fortune that no one could access. Kind of romantic in a buried, cursed treasure sort of way. Also, one of the characters is a cat. What's not to love? Thank you Project Guttenburg!