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Does anyone know the name of a novel (part of a series, I think) about Earth being taken over by a race of aliens called the Cateni or Cat-something.

Some human people and a renegade from the alien race are exiled on another planet.

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Do you remember when you read it? –  Shevliaskovic May 17 at 12:17

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Anne McCaffrey's "Freedom Series" of books feature a race called the Catenni who have enslaved humanity.

Freedom's Landing (published 1995)
Freedom's Choice (1996)
Freedom's Challenge (1998)
Freedom's Ransom (2002)

In Freedom's Landing, the Catteni routinely round up human troublemakers and drop them on empty planets – if they survive, the world is suitable for their own people. Kristin is included in such a group, which is dropped on a world they name Botany (after the Australian destination for transportees, Botany Bay). Surprisingly, a Catteni noble, Zainal, is among their group - the same one Kristin helped earlier. While trying to cope with their new situation, they discover the existence of another alien race that is using the planet as a gigantic farm. Kristin is at first the only one to vouch for Zaniel but he soon proves his usefulness to the rest of the improvised colony.

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That's the one! Thanks Richard. –  Marie Jun 8 at 7:00
    
@Marie - If this answer has been helpful, don't forget to upvote and mark it as "accepted". –  Richard Jun 8 at 7:16

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