Haunted by Gahan

30 January 2011 11 Comments Home » Animals | Pets

There is a fifth dimension beyond that known to man.
Using her imagination as the key,
only one cat has unlocked this door.
A middle ground between light & shadow,
between science & superstition,
it lies at the pit of our fears.
This dimension of grotesquerie is an area
which we call “The Gahan Wilson Zone”.

Sophie continues to be haunted by her journey
into this malformed & uncanny land.

The Gahan Wilson Zone


  • Carol said:

    If you haven’t read “Space-Time for Springers” by Fritz Leiber (available here), you might like to. Sophie was fortunate to escape unscathed.

  • Rick said:

    Leiber is wonderful. I’ve got the original Star anthology with that story, with a cover by the great Richard Powers.

    I don’t believe Sophie escaped unscathed.

  • Carol said:

    Let’s say less scathed than Gummitch, then. Although she does carry ghosts in her eyes.

  • Diane said:

    What a looker! Green eyes, I can almost hear the purrs.

    And well read too! The world of a cat, so elusive. Nice moment: from wings and things to four legs, all are picture worthy. NICE!!

  • Eileen Gunn said:

    Rick, that’s a cat author photo if I ever saw one. I’d for sure buy that kitteh’s book.

  • Ellen Datlow said:

    Eileen, of course you know that’s my Sophie? She’s going to be a whole year old February 3rd, so everyone can wish her a happy birthday.

    Thank you Rick for her birthday gift (to me 🙂 )

  • Rick said:

    Ellen: in “The Gahan Wilson Zone”, she’s always a kitten!

  • Eileen Gunn said:

    Ellen, of course I know that’s your Sophie. Clearly, she was raised on literature, and may even have helped edit a few anthologies towards the end of the year. Plus, her photo was all over the Times Book Review this week. I think _Greenwich Village, Though a Cat’s Eye!_ is a sure Pulitzer contender. Bring her to the Locus Awards.

  • Denice said:

    Sophie is a Zen Master. She is able to accept the weird for what it is. The Cat is a picture of serenity in a wild world.

  • Kathe Koja said:

    LOVE this.

  • Bobcat said:

    Good Pic….. kitteh is ready for her closeup.

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