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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Catspaw is the middle book of a trilogy — Psion, Catspaw, Dreamfall. Thank you for catpaw our small, family-owned business! This is my favourite book. If you are a seller finge this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Filled with thrills, this book gets my highest recommendation for straight out excitement and fun. Psion is the first book in the series of books about Cat. Catspaw by Joan D.

On the positive side, Cat does go through a world of hell. He loses every fight. Psion is about a street kid who is half alien. Mar 31, Tracy rated it vingr it Shelves: Third reading It does seem pretty dark on re-reading. I am extremely picky about the rating of the content in a book and I am morally bias, both of which reflect the rating.


Feb 27, Daniel Franks rated it really liked it. An omnibus collection of Cat’s Paw and Psion. I bought this for my Kindle Fire just to have it near me, sort of inviting an old friend on a long trip. I was pleased that there was a short story at the end of the book as it continues Cat’s story and is really needed to bridge between this and the next one in the series. Soon Cat is chasing many mysteries–not only is he trying to find and stop Elnear’s would-be murderer, but he’s looking for ways to expose Elnear’s political rival as a bigot, trying to get access to stronger drugs, and searching for the mysterious additional psion among the taMings.

His struggle against the hard world he lives in, and his difficulty in finding his way, made his story utterly compelling. But if you stop calling a villain a villain, what is he? Apr 29, Robin rated it really liked it Shelves: He gets dealt a crappy hand time and time again but still maintains a semblance of humanity, despite – or catspaww of – his Hydran half.

Kidnapped by an catspas corporation and dragged to Catwpaw, Cat is forced to protect those he caatspaw hates, those who most hate him”. This book is very political with predominant themes of racism, religious fundamentalism, and ethics.

After that first encounter, I reread it, and the book prior to and the two books that catspae after it, far more times than I can remember. If I can’t empathize, I don’t care.


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It made me feel like I was in the thick of it with him, trying to figure out what was going on. Published November 23rd by Tor Books first published September 1st Get to Know Us. Fine in fine dustwrapper. I watched them get smaller and smaller as they went down the hallway, leaving me there without a word, not even looking back.

Dec 28, Peggy Thomson rated it really liked it.

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

After some persuasion, Cat agrees to take the job, and they provide drugs that let him use his telepathic talent even though he destroyed it killing someone in the first book. Vinge created an incredible combination of well-rounded characters, reflections on human nature, swift pacing, cattspaw complex world-building, all in pages. I can’t wait to read them! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Psion (Cat): Joan D. Vinge: : Books

Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Edition: He doesn’t spend chapter after chapter sulking or whining about how difficult it is. David Cantoni rated it liked it Oct 08, It’s fairly seamless, easy to follow, and compelling. That question is never answered in any of the Cat books. In protective mylar cover.