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Cat and Company

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Table of Contents

Title Page

About Cat and Company

Praise for the Interspace Origins series

People, Places and Things

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Thirty

Chapter Thirty-One

Chapter Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Three

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Cat and Company

Can Bedivere win Cat back?
Bedivere is trapped in a snare of drugs and violence, deep in the bowels of the galaxy, while Catherine works with Devlin Woodward, who campaigns tirelessly for Varkan rights. Devlin’s great deeds make him the most influential man in the known worlds.
When human and Varkan life is shattered by the emergence of the Periglus from the Silent Sector and their ruthless annexation of human worlds, Devlin’s Varkan allies may be the only people who can save the galaxy.
Can Bedivere claw his way back to civilization and win Catherine back, despite the Periglus, Devlin’s power and Bedivere’s own flawed humanity?
This book is part of the Interspace Origins science fiction romance series:
Book 1:
Faring Soul
(Award Winner)
Book 2:
Varkan Rise
Book 3:
Cat and Company

Praise for the Interspace Origins series

I know Tracy is a great writer but I was not much into science fiction. Well, now I am!!
I loved Catherine Shahrazad, who is a strong, in charge female.
I'm amazed by the creativity of not only the characters but the detail of sights, sound and interaction.
If you have read any of Tracy's other books you know what awaits you....sheer reading pleasure.
This is truly science fiction at its best.

People, Places and Things


Ammyn Heray

Invented jump gate technology.


Asold Aler

Head of the Cartel on Soward.


Bedivere X

Catherine Shahrazad’s pilot and lover.


Birgir Stoyan, The

Tenth Millennium, Second Century, FY.

The Birgir Stoyan was a shipmind that became aware during the early years of the Staff of Ammon purges. In response to the perceived threat of the Staffers, with no human to guide or direct it, the shipmind kills everyone aboard and escapes to an unknown location. It is the events of the Birgir Stoyan that consolidated the Staff of Ammon’s hold on human culture, directing human activities and thought for generations.


Catherine Shahrazad

a.k.a. Caitlyn Azad, Cat.

Undocumented reputation as the oldest person in the galaxy and direct descendant of Glave of Summanus.


Connell Yair

Brant’s Varkan friend.


David Jacksanch

Director of the Civil Obedience Bureau on Nicia (the gendarmerie)


Devlin Woodward

Lobbyist and Varkan rights activist. Successfully campaigned for formal Varkan rights and freedoms.


Done Rison

President of the Oceania Securities Group and consultant investigator.


Fareed Brant

Former Staff of Ammon enforcer. Lilita Washmaster’s lover.



A Cartel-like organized crime group located on Shanterry.


Jovanka “Jo” Runa

A Varkan


Kare Sarkisian

Former Magnate of the Federation Board. Suicided after the dissolution of the Federation.


Kemp Rodagh

Former passenger aboard Catherine and Bedivere’s ship, originally from Soward


Lilita (Lilly) Washmaster

Engineer and Fareed Brant’s lover. Former Cadfael College Aneesh.



Barman and businesswoman on Shanta gate station.


Mael Maedoc

One of three Varkan pilots aboard the
Hana Stareach


Neweds Friday

Former Prime Minister of Shanterry.


Nichol August

Mayor of the Celestial village on Charlton and Yennifer Charlton’s partner.


Nichua Riyante

Lilly’s College contact on Barros


Shardy Phernes

A Varkan on Shanterry.


Sibéal Bakhuizen

Created the mesh tether for Bedivere.


The Varkan

Våken = “Awake” (Ancient Terran origin, possibly Norwegian). Sentient computers.


Vavay Him

One of three Eistav (supreme commanders) of Cadfael College


Yenniver Charlton

Varkan and citymind, runs Charlton space city.





Located at the far end of the Perseus arm, in the Aibos system, part of the Aibosian Cluster.



Cathain – the home world for the former Federation and the council.



Charlton Space City, New Cathay (Ji Xiu Prime), Ji Xiu System, Perseus Arm

The first of the new space cities forming in the galaxy, established by Catherine Shahrazad, Bedivere X, Connell Yair, Lilita Washmaster and Fareet Brant, FY 10.137.



Sykora System - Cat and Bedivere first meet Brant there.



Storth IV. Far out on the Perseus arm and close to the Last Gate in the Silent Sector.



What passes for fringe territories—high risk worlds (non-Terra) that no one goes to, but hold valuable resources that can be mined under the right circumstances.



Planet one light year beyond the Last Gate on the edge of the Silent Sector. Sixty percent beryllium ore. Only one colony on the planet.



Where the elite Ammonites (Staff of Ammon) enforcement cadre trained and lived.



Ivaldi System, toward the edge of Federation space. Known for high quality life extending therapy and biotech.


Ivory City, The

The Federation council city within Cathain City. The inner, fortified city location for the Faring Federation.



(Canum III)

One of the new fringes worlds, non-Terran, high risk. High ore planet.



Mehtap Mining Colony, Velorum II, Velorum System.

A dark world mining colony.


New Gaia

What passes for fringe territories—high risk worlds (non-Terra) that no one goes to, but hold valuable resources that can be mined under the right circumstances.



Sunita II – part of the heavily populated Sunita System.



Shanta system inhabited planet. Shanta is known for advanced technology devices.


Silent Sector, The

Discovered mid-ninth millennium FY.
The tail end of the Outer Arm of the galaxy, where star systems are farther apart. Was once part of the Fringes. Now it is the only sector of the galaxy that people avoid, for ships go missing and those that do return come with strange stories. There are rumors that the remains of a long-gone alien race from a heavier world were found there.



Home of the Jourden Cartel, Kemp Rodagh and the best wine in the galaxy



Eight habitable planets and multiple moons, some also inhabited. Rich in arable land and the moons have ores. Sunita II:
an ocean world.



The most recently colonized Terran style planet in the known worlds.


Van Andel

Home of Cadfael College. Cold Earth-like planet, mostly frozen. Third planet of the Gaios system, at the edge of the Galactic Bar, deep in the Federation Core.




Aliza, The

Aliza = “Joyful.” Bedivere’s advanced ship that he uses for transporting people and freight.



Staff of Ammon enforcers.



Clerics of Cadfael College. There are four ranks. Three supreme commanders, called “Eistav”. Executive level rank, “Kintav”. The second level, “A
ilved”. Acolytes, “
Tridith”. Various professions exist within each rank.


Bible of Isaura

Isaura Montanari is reputed to be Glave’s lover (possibly his wife) and his betrayer. Said to have lived in regret after Glave died. Wrote and preserved his teachings, a collection of stories and moral tales. Isaura’s work was lost during the Interregnum and the bible is a copy of heresy.


Cadfael College

Established mid-ninth millennium, FY

The Faithful of Mortal Divinity, through the College, influence everything. Civilization resumes post Interregnum, with the College providing education and directing the culture of the new, pure, humans. Children are supreme; the refreshing of the human gene pool is a priority.


Choi Corsair

High liner and commercial passenger carrier, one of the fastest in the galaxy.


Decline, The

Third to Eighth Millennia, FY. With practical immortality now available via life-extending therapies and regeneration, human reproduction slows and begins to decay.


Egemon Incident, The

Tenth Millennium, Tenth Century, FY.

Staffers on Egemon try to lynch Catherine Shahrazad as an imposter and for crimes against the scriptures of Glave. The city, however, is highly religious and Shahrazad treated with reverence. Th
e citizens turn on Staffers when they try to arrest Catherine, resulting in anarchy. No records exist of what happened to the Shahrazad and it is assumed she escaped during the civil uprising.


Faithful of Mortal Divinity, The

The guiding “religion” that emerges post-Interregnum, when humanity realizes that Glave’s Precepts were correct. Humanity becomes the new priority, with procreation the ultimate service to humankind.



Or FY. Faring Year.

Faring Year 1 is considered to be the year that wormhole gate technology was perfected and put into commercial use by the original corporation that would become the Faring Federation. All other dates are based on this reference.


Glave of Summanus

An evangelist biologist living long before the Interregnum (circa mid-sixth millennium FY), during a time of extreme transhumanism and a slowing down of the human diaspora, known as “The Decline”.

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