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Recommended Furry Reading List for the year 2001

Last Update December 15, 2002

The Ursa Major Awards for 2001 were awarded at ConFurence 2002. While the contest is over, the following are still well worth reading.

This list was intended to be used as a guide when sending in nominations for then ConFurence Group's new annual Anthropomorphic Literature & Arts of the Year Awards at the end of the year. This is NOT the list of nominations, nor did the nominees need to be on this list.

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Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

Cats & Dogs (Warner Bros., July 4, 2001)
Dr. Dolittle 2 (20th Century Fox, June 19, 2001)
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (Disney, February 27, 2001)
Monsters, Inc. (Disney/Pixar, November 2, 2001)
Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox, July 27, 2001)
Pokemon the Movie 3 (Warner Bros., April 6, 2001)
Shrek (DreamWorks, May 16, 2001)
The Trumpet of the Swan (TriStar, Australia March 1, 2001; U.S.A. May 11, 2001)

Best Anthropomorphic TV Series

Between the Lions (WGBH Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd. for PBS syndication. Premiered April 3, 2000. 2001 new episodes, 2nd season, #31 - #55)
Disney's The Legend of Tarzan (Walt Disney Television Animation for UPN and syndication, 36 episodes, September 3, 2001 to October 14, 2001; episodes #37-#39 produced but unaired)
Men, Women & Dogs (Staley/Long Productions for WB, 9 episodes, October 14, 2001 to December 30, 2001; episodes #10-#13 produced but unaired)
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (CineGroupe, in association with Children's Television Workshop and IF/X Productions for PBS syndication, 20 episodes, September 3, 2001 to September 28, 2001)
Wolf Lake (Big Ticket Television, in association with CBS Productions, 5 episodes, September 19, 2001 to October 24, 2001; episodes #6-8 produced but unaired)

Best Anthropomorphic Novel

Arsenault, Scotty. Heebas. Serial in Furrlough; last two chapters in #97, January 2001, & #100, April 2001.
Barrett, Neal, Jr. The Treachery of Kings. Bantam Spectra Books, August 2001.
Baxter, Stephen. Mammoth, Book 3: Icebones. Orion/Victor Gollancz, July 2001.
Brown, Rita Mae. Claws and Effect. Bantam Books, March 2001.
Burgess, Melvin. Lady: My Life as a Bitch. Andersen Press, September 2001.
Crane IV, Walter. Sheba, Volume II: The Falcon and the Flame. Sick Mind Press, Jan. 2001.
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Leopard Spot. Tom Doherty Assoc./Forge Books, April 2001.
Durgin, Doranna. A Feral Darkness. Baen Books, May 2001.
Foster, Alan Dean. Kingdoms of Light. Warner Aspect, February 2001.
Garcia, Eric. Casual Rex. Villiard Books, March 2001.
Gear, W. Michael & Gear, Kathleen O'Neal. Dark Inheritance. Warner Books, March 2001.
Hamilton, Laurell K. Narcissus in Chains: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel. Berkeley Publishing Group, October 2001.
Hilgartner, Beth. Cats in Cyberspace. Meisha Merlin, August 2001.
Hoeye, Michael. The Sands of Time; a Hermux Tantamoq Adventure. Terfle Books, Sept. 2001.
Huff, Tanya. The Second Summoning. DAW Books, March 2001.
Kilworth, Garry. The Welkin Weasels #4: Gaslight Geezers. Young Corgi Books, July 2001.
LaFarge, Tom. Zuntig. Green Integer Books, November 2001.
Lindskold, Jane. Through Wolf's Eyes. Tor Books, August 2001.
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau. Cat Spitting Mad: A Joe Grey Mystery. HarperCollins, Jan. 2001.
Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. (U.S.) HarperCollins Publishers/(U.K.) Doubleday, November 2001.
Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. Based on the motion picture screenplay by William Broyles, Jr. and Lawrence Konner & Mark D. Rosenthal. HarperEntertainment, August 2001.
Rowley, Christopher. The Shast War: The Second Book of Arna. ROC Books, February 2001.
Wentworth, K. D. Stars Over Stars. Baen Books, March 2001.
Wiltz, Simba. MainFrame - Beginnings. Xlibris, December 2001.

Best Anthropomorphic Short Story

Green, David. "A Matter of Perspective", in Fur Visions #19, January 2001.
Hayden, Jim. "Niner-Thirteen", in Yarf! #61, January 2001.
Hoagland, Brock. The five individual stories in his Tales of Perissa (United Publications, July 2001).
Kieffer, Bill. ""The Good Sport"", on the Metamor Keep website, uploaded March 29, 2001.
Loewen, C. Alan. "Coventry House", in Pawprints Fanzine #12, Fall 2001.
Mellon, Mark. "The Brave Little Cockroach", in Anthrolations #3, January 2001.
Payne, Michael H. "Canis Major", in Anthrolations #4, July 2001.
Reid, Richard. ""New World Awaiting: Claw and Shield"", on Reid's Corwinda website, posted July 23, 2001.
Ruskin, Elan. "Moon Goddess", in Pawprints Fanzine #12, Fall 2001.
Squirrel, Sly. ""Man In The Mirror"" (A ""Blind Pig"" story), on the Cubist's Stories website, posted October 17, 2001.
Wanderer. "Much Obliged", in Fang, Claw, & Steel #10, Winter 2001.

Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

Anderson, Poul & Dickson, Gordon R. The Sound & the Furry: The Complete Hoka Stories. Science Fiction Book Club, April 2001. (Collection of short stories & one novel)
Aylesworth, Jim, illustrated by Barbara McClintock. The Tale of Tricky Fox: A New England Trickster Tale. Scholastic Trade, March 2001. (children's picture book)
Baker, Liza, illustrated by David M. McPhail. I Love You, Because You're You. Cartwheel Books, October 2001. (children's picture book)
Barnard, Mark & Smith, Terrie. Havoc Inc. V.1, Risky Business. Radio Comix, January 2001. (comic book collection)
Calderon, J. D. & Lage, Daphne. The Collected Tall Tails: Thieves' Quest, vol. 1. DreamWeaver Press, December 2001. (comic book collection)
Davis, Jim. Garfield Gets Cookin': His 38th Book (Garfield #38). Ballantine Books, October 2001. (collection of comic strip)
Gerstein, Mordecai, writer & illustrator. Fox Eyes. Golden Books Publishing Co., July 2001. (children's picture book)
Gilchrist, Guy. I'm Having a Bad Fur Day (Mudpie #1). Plan Nine Publishing, August 2001. (collection of comic strip)
Gilchrist, Guy. When Cats Fly (Mudpie #2). Plan Nine Publishing, August 2001. (collection of comic strip)
Hoagland, Brock. Tales of Perissa. United Publications, July 2001. (An 80-page collection of five short stories, despite being advertised as a "novel" and published in comic-book format as a comic book.)
Holbrook, Bill. Election Night Fever (Kevin & Kell #6). Plan Nine Publishing, September 2001. (collection of comic strip)
McBratney, Sam, illustrated by Kim Lewis. I'll Always Be Your Friend. HarperCollins Juvenile Books, May 2001. (children's picture book)
McDonnell, Patrick. A Little Look-See (Mutts #6). Andrews McMeel Publishing, April 2001. (collection of comic strip)
McDonnell, Patrick. Sunday Morning: A Mutts Treasury. Andrews McMeel Publishing, September 2001. (collection of comic strip)
Simpson, David. Ozy and Millie III: Ink and White Space. Plan Nine Publishing, December 2001. (collection of comic strip)
Toomey, Jim. Another Day in Paradise: The Fourth Sherman's Lagoon Collection. Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 2001. (collection of comic strip)
Wager, Style & Older, Greg. Postcards from Gnome: The Second Dela the Hooda Treasury Collection. Jarlidium Press, July 2001. (Comic strip collection)

Best Anthropomorphic Comic Book or Strip

Comic Strips

For a comprehensive list of both newspaper and Internet Furry comic strips (without regard to quality), see The Belfry: Furry Comics Online

The Adventures of Fifine
Backing Out
Campus Safari
The Changing Workplace
The Class Menagerie
Dakota's Ridge
Dela the Hooda
A Doemain of Our Own
Faux Paws
Freighter Tails
Gene Catlow
Journey to the West
Kevin & Kell
Kit n Kay Boodle
Liberty Meadows
Living in Greytown
Lost & Found Investigations
Misty the Mouse
Namir Deiter
Over the Hedge
Ozy and Millie
Sabrina Online
Sherman's Lagoon
The Suburban Jungle
Unlike Minerva
The World of Vicki Fox

Comic Books

Circles (RABCO Publishing, 2001 issues: #1, Spring)
Extinctioners (Shanda Fantasy Arts, irregular, 2001 issues: #9, April)
FurNation (FurNation Multimedia, 2001 issues: #2, undated [July])
Furrlough (Radio Comix, monthly, 2001 issues from #97, January, to #108, December)
Genus (Radio Comix, bi-monthly, 2001 issues from #46, February, to #51, December)
Havoc, Inc. (Radio Comix, irregular, 2001 issues: #9, November)
Katmandu (Shanda Fantasy Arts, irregular, 2001 issues from #23, January, to #25, July)
SFA Spotlights (Shanda Fantasy Arts, irregular, 2001 issues from #10, February, to #12, June)
Shanda the Panda (Shanda Fantasy Arts, irregular, 2001 issues from #31, February, to #33, August)
Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse, monthly, 2001 issues from v. III #45, January, to #53, December)
Wild Side (United Publications, irregular, 2001 issues: 2001 Annual)

Best Anthropomorphic Fanzine

Anthrolations (2001 issues from #3, January, to #4, July)
Fang, Claw, and Steel (2001 issues from #10, Winter 2001, to #11, Summer 2001)
Fur Plus (2001 issues from #9, January, to #12, October)
Fur Visions (2001 issues from #19, January, to #22, October)
Gallery (2001 issues from #41, Winter 2001, to #43, Fall 2001)
HistoriMorphs (2001 issues: #1, July)
Huzzah! (2001 issues from #41, February, to #44, November)
North American Fur (2001 issues from #8, March, to #9, September)
PawPrints Fanzine (2001 issues: #12, Fall 2001 [announced as final issue])
South Fur Lands (2001 issues from #20, March, to #23, December)
Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe (2001 issues from #26, March, to #28, December)
Yarf! (2001 issues from #61, January, to #62, December)

Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

Brenda "XianJaguar" DiAntonis . Cover of Fur Visions #20, April 2001.
Steve Gallacci. Cover of HistoriMorphs #1, July 2001.
Stephani Hahn. Illustration to "Drowning in Moonlight", by Andrija Popovic, in Anthrolations #3, January 2001, page 28.
Bill Holbrook. Cover of Anthrocon 2001 Program Book, July 2001.
Thomas Kidd. Dust jacket painting for The Sound & the Furry: The Complete Hoka Stories, by Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson, April 2001.
Karena Kliefoth. Cover of Anthrolations #3, January 2001.
Don Maitz. Dust jacket painting for Kingdoms of Light, by Alan Dean Foster, February 2001.
Marci McAdam. Cover of Huzzah! #41, February 2001.
Natasha "Dark Natasha" Mleynek. Cover of Furrlough #102, June 2001.
Mike Raabe. Cover of World Tree, by Bard Bloom & Victoria Borah Bloom, January 2001.
Conrad Wong. Illustration to "The Merchant's Daughter", by Carmen Welsh, Jr., in PawPrints Fanzine #12, Fall 2001, page 36.
Vicky Wyman. Cover of Tales of Perissa, by Brock Hoagland, July 2001. ? The movie poster for Cats & Dogs.

Best Anthropomorphic Game

Black & White, by Peter Molyneaux. Developer: Lionhead Studios, Ltd.; Publisher: Electronic Arts, March 27, 2001; with Patch updates in May, June & July.
Bloody Roar 3. Developer: Eighting; Publisher: Activision, June 26, 2001.
Conker's Bad Fur Day. Developer & Publisher: Rareware, March 5, 2001.
Dragon Rage. Developer & Publisher: 3DO. Scheduled release date, November 2001.
Fur Fighters: Viggo's Revenge. Developer: Bizarre Creations; Publisher: Acclaim, June 5, 2001.
Looney Toons Sheep Raider. Developer & Publisher: Infogrames Interactive, Inc., May 29, 2001.
Mad Dash. Developer: Crystal Dynamics; Publisher: Eidos Interactive. Scheduled release date, November 8, 2001.
S.W.I.N.E. Developer: Channel 42; Publisher: Fishtank Interactive. Scheduled release date (in Germany), October 25, 2001.
World Tree, by Bard Bloom & Victoria Borah Bloom. Padwolf Publishing, January 2001.