Psion (Cat Series #1)

Psion (Cat Series #1)

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

When first published, readers young and old eagerly devoured the tale of a street-hardened survivor named Cat, a half-human, half-alien orphan telepath. Named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Cat's story has been continued by Hugo-award winning and international best-selling author Joan D. Vinge with the very popular Catspaw and Dreamfall. 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. This tough, gritty tale of an outsider whose only chance for redemption is as an undercover agent for an interstellar government that by turns punishes and helps him, is as fresh and powerful today as it was in 1982.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765303400
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 03/06/2007
Series: Cat Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,093,493
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author JOAN D. VINGE won the Hugo Award for her novel The Snow Queen. Her other novels include The Summer Queen, World's End, and Heaven Chronicles. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Psion 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still a favorite after all these years, deeply humanist group of books and thematically before its time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best science fiction stories ever told. Neither utopian or post apocalyptic, this story is both an allegory of modern society, politics and attitudes, as well as showing real insight in the ways technology is and could be integrated into our lives. Vinge writes about smartphones, the internet, and biologically enhance humans in the '80's, well before they were thought to be a possibility, let alone a reality. But it is the complex thoughts and feelings of a damaged man struggling to find a place to live and not just survive that captured the heart of this story. A must read.
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cricketJC More than 1 year ago
One of the best books about esp powers.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the first of a great series, I have read the sequels, Catspaw and Dreamfall and eagerly await another sequel from author Joan Vinge. Anyone know if the next sequel is in the works?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I was a little worried when I found the book and the cover looked a bit unuasual, but I've always been interested in Psi. In just a few pages I was swept away in a tide from another world wondering what was going to happen next. This book is for everyone, esp if you have felt alone or used. This is a must read to any sci-fi reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A multi-layered novel that belongs in every sci-fi fans library. A well characterized novel. Joan D Vinge creates a interesting world of corporate, governmental oppression that many may see the beginnings of in contempory society
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book twice already, and most likely will again. It definetly raises a few eyebrows, no matter who you are/were. If you have ever felt misunderstood you can definetly relate to poor Cat (the main character). Growing up on underground streets with his strange green cat eyes must have been rough. Learning how to use his Psi powers must have been difficult, let alone admitting to himself he had them. An interesting book for adults and teens alike, and in a way it kind of makes you curious as to how much the mind is capable of. I have to tell everybody about this book!The author is so descriptive it feels like you're there, I've been brought to tears- from laughter and sadness. Sound interesting? If you've read it, feel free to send me your thoughts on this book, I'd love to hear them.