Publisher FurPlanet to release OTTERS IN SPACE by Mary E. Lowd

Coming January 2012

Otters in Space by Mary E. LowdOtters In Space, a self-published novel by local writer Mary E. Lowd was picked up by a small press. After more than a year of marketing her novel and selling it at science fiction and furry conventions herself, Mary caught the attention of the furry publisher FurPlanet.

The owners of FurPlanet were impressed by the book’s performance at the furry convention Rainfurrest and offered to add Otters In Space to their line of furry fiction. They will be releasing a new edition of the novel, with eye-catching cover art by Doc Marcus, in January, 2012.

Mary is a member of the Mid-Valley Willamette Writers and co-chair of the Eugene-based critique group, The Wordos. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues, including magazines, anthologies, and podcasts. A 2010 Ursa Major Award nominee for Best Anthropomorphic Novel, Otters In Space is Mary’s first novel. For more information about Mary’s fiction, visit

About Otters in Space

“Humans have left the Earth, and dogs rule. Kipper is an oppressed tabby cat who dreams of a better place where cats are free to run their own lives. When Kipper discovers a secret that might lead her to such a paradise, along with the secret comes trouble— first, Kipper’s sister disappears, and, then, she’s attacked by a dog goon herself. Kipper’s escape takes her on a mad dash to Ecuador and the space elevator, where she catches a ride up to the otter-designed space station. Once in “otter space,” Kipper must navigate an uncomfortably watery world to find out what happened to her sister and whether there really is a cat paradise.

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