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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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. Fine catspsw Fine dust jacket. Nixon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cat’s new personality change took a bit of getting use to holy moley does this boy like his catspwwbut there’s a lot of charm in his character that replaces the naiveness from his former self.

Feb 27, Daniel Franks rated it really liked it.

Cat’s knowledge of the underside of society gets him into places others couldn’t, and he meets a man who vknge mentally project into machines, a woman who dances with illusions, and an old friend from the mines. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I felt strange when I realized that; invisible. Unfortunately, the journey is short, because these characters appear only in Psion, Catspaw, Dreamfall, and the short story Psiren, found in the anthology Phoenix in the Ashes and the Kindle edition of Psion.


Nov 03, Eero rated it liked it. The book is very graphic in its presentation of the depravity and often cruel nature inherent in humanity, especially to those of the unknown or different. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, I’ve given it to other people and they’ve also said that it stands on its own just fine.

Sure, it seems a bit of a cliche novel. He gets caught every time he runs. Dec 28, Peggy Thomson rated it really liked it. Above average reading copy and a fine read. Even the sexual encounters are not there for the sake of titillation or overwrought catxpaw about power, loneliness, and fear. Vinge also makes the future world feel plausible–it’s in an indeterminate, far-future reality when humans have colonized the catsspaw and had time to build cities that crush their older cities, with historical districts and everything, and you feel the layers of time in everything.

This is where I would maybe try to explain it, but you can go click on that link and read the description yourself. And the plot thickens, quite a bit, as is always the case catspae a Joan Vinge novel.

First of all, let me begin with the things I do like about Catspaw. Anyway, though it had been many years since I read this book, I remembered it and its sequel Catspaw with great affection. I’m prejudiced, I admit. No one is what they seem. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Vinge born Joan Carol Dennison is an American science fiction author.

Catspaw (Cat, book 2) by Joan D Vinge

It was worth far more. Open Preview See a Problem? Cat is an orphan turned street punk in the futuristic world of Ardattee, where human civilization has congregated in its new hub centuries ago. Covers show light creasing and chipping. Mar 31, Tracy rated it liked it Shelves: VG copy [spine slightly cocked and lightly creased, some impression marks to the cover, very short tear to the bottom edge of the rear cover, cheap text paper tanning].


Better World Books Condition: Published November 23rd by Tor Books first published September 1st This is how I came to discover the lovely world of science fiction and fantasy, and was freed from the torture of romance hehe! And suddenly he is kidnapped. Cat very much missed being a telepath and considers getting his gift back a main reason for taking the job. Published by Nelson Doubleday first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Jun 22, Lisa Eskra rated it it was ok. All in all a good but rather bleak read. Internet-type networks, firewalls, access ports. Aug 23, Penny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Members Reviews Vonge Average rating Mentions 10 17, 3.

But I loved the second and third vinfe dearly. Although he doesn’t really believe he could be anything special, Cat chooses to take part in the training, and is swiftly drawn into a world of interplanetary intrigue.

Mar 04, Adrean Messmer rated it it was amazing.

Used book in very good condition. What’s amazing about this book is how hilarious Cat sometimes is even though he’s kind of a screw-up and kind of a badass.

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