Joan D. Vinge is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Cat. 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 · Catspaw (TV series), TV series. Catspaw (Cat, book 2) by Joan D Vinge – book cover, description, publication history.
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Anyway, though it had been many years since I read this book, I remembered it and its sequel Catspaw with great affection. Psion is worth reading and recommending but Catspaw is a must read. 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.
Sometimes I thought I could probably do a much better job at not offending everyone I meet, but I am a completely different p I chose to read this book because it seemed very cyberpunk, and I am interested in cyberpunk. Witchwood rated it really liked it Mar 31, The cover drew me in immediately; the picture and the main character remind me so much of the lost love of my life it just kills me. The author also was pretty good at explaining the surrounding without overloading you.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It does follow the basic mold for science fiction. Cat is taken to this institute where government agents try to put humpty back together and ‘fix’ his mind reading abilities. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. The book shows inequality and poverty, a hierarchy of citizenships, and humanity’s tendency toward violence.
This is my favourite book. Beyond the depressingly concrete kyriarchy foundation, world building rocks in many ways. Views Read Edit View history. Yes, if I had vinfe pick one, I would say Catspaw is my favorite book. This book started for me what became a lifelong love affair with the science fiction genre. Anyway, this contains some interesting ideas, and is a decent bridge between Psion and Dreamfallbut it’s not that pleasant to read.
The telepathy was handled nicely without diving into details of it all and why it worked this way or that.
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Cat very much missed being a telepath and considers getting his gift back a main reason for taking the job. I loved it then and it has only improved cagspaw age. He discovers his strength and power. I have worn out my paperbacks from returning to the wonder of Joan Vinge’s imagination, and, of course, to follow along the story of the much maligned Psion, Cat.
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But Vinge as a beauty to her writing that keeps you enthralled to the final period at the back of the book. Feb 10, Mea rated it it was amazing. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, But his awareness that the world is willing to grind him under a boot heel is never far from his thoughts. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Though th Every once in a while I read a book where I totally believe the damage being done to the character.
First of all, let me begin with the things I do like about Catspaw. Usually a middle book suffers from being neither the start nor the end of a story. Cat is so well done: To ask other readers questions about Psionplease sign up. 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. First Edition First Printing.
It made me feel like I was in the thick of it with him, trying to figure out what was going on. He doesn’t spend chapter after chapter sulking or whining about how difficult it is. 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 remains consistent and the book is an easy page-turner.
Then I stop and think about it and realize that that person wouldn’t be able to get out of bed after three chapters.