Joan D. Vinge is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Cat[edit]. Psion (); Catspaw (); Dreamfall (). Cat’s paw is a phrase derived from La Fontaine’s fable, “The Monkey and the Cat” , referring to a person used unwittingly or unwillingly by another to accomplish the other’s own purpose. Cat’s paw or Catspaw may also refer to: Catspaw ( novel), science fiction book by Joan D. Vinge ยท Catspaw (TV series), TV series. Catspaw (Cat, book 2) by Joan D Vinge – book cover, description, publication history.

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From the halls of the Assembly to a cyberspace hell. She is a bit sulky about having to deal with a telepath and does not like him around, but there is no other way. So I read them. From the homicidal enclaves of drug kings to a fanatic’s pulpit. The second novel, which appeared some years later, justifies the bleakness of this read I have not read many cyberpunk books yet, but I would like to read some more, because Catspaw did not disappoint.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Yet at the same time her stories have long been noted for their strong character development as well as their willingness to tackle such “soft” science issues as social structures and gender roles — not surprising given her anthropological background” And wiki that speaks of her triumphing over medical adversaries to return to writing. Books by Joan D.

It’s so big that I sometimes wonder if I really know what’s going on. I remember liking the Joan Vinge caatspaw I read back in the eighties Snow Queen particularlyand I might have enjoyed this one more as a younger reader. It’s an easy fast read, full of twists and turns and with very vineg characters, not only Cat, but the other characters too.


Catspaw by Joan D.

Cut is not clear through. I don’t really have any complaints.

I think I could see that in this book. Now, several years later, after strolling around my new local library, looking for new authors to read, Catspaww spotted, Psion, Catspaw and Dreamfall on the shelf.

Joan D. Vinge

Kidnapped by an interstellar corporation and dragged to Earth, Cat is forced to use his skills to protect those he most hates, those who most hate him. We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. I decided quite early that Cat is a character I could grow to love.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Cat is half-alien, but the other human vinnge also have that feeling of not fitting, and are viewed warily by the rest of society. Some trauma so deeply hurt him that vineg is incapable of using his psychic abilities. Better World Books Condition: These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Jul 16, Julie Decker rated it it was amazing. I’ve catsaw finished re-reading Psion and again, I enjoyed the ride.

Psion (Cat, #1) by Joan D. Vinge

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Violence is not simply an action piece; it’s insight into Cat’s social status and his efforts to put his past–and his overwhelming feelings of helplessness–behind him. This book is very political with predominant themes of racism, religious fundamentalism, and ethics. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. I highly recommend this book.

I think Cat, cstspaw main character was my first fictional love. Let us know the occasion and message. Vinge does not try to cover up the characters’ flaws–rather, she pr The writing itself is somewhat childish and shallow, but overall the quality of writing ctaspaw consistent and the book is an easy page-turner. They were just what I like – intense, compassionate, misunderstood protagonist, complex and intricate world that reminds you that history’s mistakes are likely to get repeated, and fast-moving acti I didn’t actually lay hands on a copy of this until much later than the second and third books.


Alien Blood: Psion / Catspaw (Cat, #) by Joan D. Vinge

I found this book when I was a pre teen a long time ago. Halfway castpaw that book, I “She’d gone ahead of me to help me, but it hadn’t been personal. I chose to read this book because it seemed very cyberpunk, and I am interested in cyberpunk.

Beyond the depressingly concrete kyriarchy foundation, world building rocks in many ving. Vinge when I was a sophomore in high school. I love the realistic ending, which really takes into account the reality of such an upbringing and what a happy ending for them would mean. Published November 23rd by Tor Books first published September 1st Now, part of that is because Vinge is incredibly good at exploiting the character gimmick.

Feb 19, Peggy Thomson rated it really liked it. This is an older printing. Fine in Fine dj.

Alien Blood: Psion / Catspaw

Catspaaw Vinge, Joan D. Psion is a book that, for me, epitomizes the standard for sci-fi novels. She is known for such works as her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its sequels, her series about the telepath named Cat, and her Heaven’s Chronicles books.

Ancient history for the present-day characters. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Signed by Author s. Naity-sama Jul 20, See Anatomy of Wonder II