Bickle's new novel is Nine of Stars.
Among the author's five favorite books with unforgettable animal sidekicks, as shared at Tor.com:
LYING CAT, THE WILL’S SIDEKICK in Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona StaplesRead about the other entries on the list.
Lying Cat is a tiger-sized, hairless blue feline who travels with an alien bounty hunter known as The Will. Lying Cat gets one line: “Lying.” She’s a living polygraph test, and calls The Will out on his fuzzy truths as much as she divines the motives of his opponents. Drawn by Staples with the perfect expression of cat disdain, she is easily one of my most favorite characters in the series.