I read this around 10 years ago and it was an old book I bought from the school library. It was maybe around 200-300 pages and not a large book. I read it when I was young, so I don't remember everything. What I do know is:

  • The traveler was a man.
  • The cat was large (think panther), a female, and maybe colorful.
  • The cat could also speak telepathically to the man, however, the man could not hear that the cat was female.
  • Further in in the book, the cat realizes that she's pregnant, and after a while, so does the man (which makes him realize it's a female).
  • On the planet, quite often, a sand storm rages on, so they have to hide in holes.
  • The cat was either banished from her home town or she ran away.

Sadly, I don't remember anything more about the plot.

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    Hi, welcome to the site. In roughly which year or decade did you read this, and when do you think it might've been published? Also, do you recall any details about the cover? Apr 25 at 23:34
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    I read it around 10 years ago and it was an old book I bought from the school library. It's maybe around 200-300 pages and not a large book Apr 25 at 23:37
  • Thanks for the clarification. If anyone correctly identifies the book you're looking for, you can mark that answer as accepted by clicking on the check mark beneath the voting buttons, as per the tour. Apr 25 at 23:42
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    Thank u! Will do! Apr 25 at 23:43
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    @DannyMcG Your memory sounds like "Blind lightning" by Harlan Ellison Apr 26 at 11:24

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The sand storm element remins me of "Day of the Starwind" - the protagonist has an alien companion but if I remember right she's more bat than cat. It's a fairly short YA book. Our hero has unbreakable bones a la Wolverine, if that sounds familiar?

  • Sadly, that's not the book, but it did make me remember a detail: the man and the feline met each other on the (alien) planet and for some reason they decided to travel together Apr 27 at 21:30

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