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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To cqtspaw it, click here. Jun 05, Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: It didn’t end with the revelation that Cat MC is Siebeling’s long-lost-son.

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Now, 25 years later, this special anniversary edition of Psion contains a new introduction by the author and “Psiren,” a story never before included in any trade edition of Psion. Vinge has been my favorite author since middle school and I was born inyou do the math.

Better World Books Condition: He befriends a fellow mind reader Dere and vinye for a sweet girl Jule, a teleport who is the only person who believes Cat is not worthless.

I picked this book up before realizing it was book 2 of a series, stopped midway to read “Psion,” then finished this last night–at 5am. Cat very much missed being a telepath catxpaw considers getting his gift back a main reason for vunge the job.


This book makes me feel so many things that trying to put them in words will not even do it justice. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Catspaw (Cat, #2) by Joan D. Vinge

Paperbackpages. Lady Elnear was someone I could also have been loyal to. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Cat grows in a big way from the beginning to the end of the story but it’s defintely an ongoing thing, and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of his story. Cat gets kicked out of the institute and sold into a slavery into the very mines that Quicksilver wants to overtake.

Book in good condition.

Some trauma so deeply hurt him that he is incapable of using his psychic abilities. Three interconnected novels featuring the same character at different points n his turbulent, somewhat tragic life Swap 7 have, 11 want. Not pleasant reading, in fact which would make me hesitate to give it to a very sensitive younger readerbut the story is extremely well crafted, told without recourse to sex or bad language, as one vineg actually expect of a story written for a young readership.

The plot is simple and straightforward, and I was slightly disappointed in the clear distinction she made between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Others have given plot synopses, so I won’t bother here, but I will point out that I periodically return to the trilogy, treating the books like old friends.

We catsppaw afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other.


Anna Harris rated it it was amazing Jun 30, He makes messes of his relationships. Karen Finn rated it really liked it Jan 17, However, because so many years fell between the writing of Psion and Catspaw, Joan D. Cat is half Hydran and quickly becomes their ‘key’ to ending the humans reign on Cinder.

Cat is so well done: Above average reading copy and a fine read. The transition between the unspoken and sp I remember reading this book when I was much younger no I am not going to tell you my ageand I remember quite enjoying it. References to this work on external resources.

Alien Blood: Psion / Catspaw

An advocate for fish and xatspaw diet while having an undisciplined sex appetite does not a hero make. Everything is heartfelt, though, and while I thought some of the premises were a little stretched particularly the idea of telepathically entering a virtual realityI loved seeing Cat be selfish and selfless at the same time, and can’t believe how compelling and full this character is.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The characters are human and flawed which means they make mistakes which I always like in a story. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.