RATHA'S CREATURE. New York: Atheneum, 1983. Octavo, olive green wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. The author's first novel. First book in the alternate world fantasy series set on Earth twenty-five million years ago about a band of intelligent wild cats, relatives of the ancient sabertooth. "In this borderline SF/fantasy novel, believable characterization, vivid, accurate details and plausible incidents make for a fascinating story" (Francis J. Molson Miller and Michael M. Levy). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-99. A fine copy. (#169783).