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Catspaw (Paperback)

Author:  Joan D. Vinge
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0765303418
ISBN-13: 9780765303417
Sku: 31007135
Publish Date: 4/23/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  416
Age Range:  NA
 
CAT: Street Punk, Psion, Telepath, Survivor. . .
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 . . . .
The taMings. A cyber-augmented, DNA-incestuous clan of such wealth and power that their family arguments change the destiny of worlds. Now one taMing is a killer's target. But which? And who would dare?
Seeking answers, Cat finds lies and savagery, passion and atrocity--trails that lead from crystal valleys to clubs for silver-skinned beauties. From the homicidal enclaves of drug kings to a fanatic's pulpit. From the halls of the Assembly to a cyberspace hell. Seeking assassins, Cat discovers a mystery that could cost him his future. His sanity. His life.
Because Cat is no longer a bodyguard . . .
He's bait.
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Cat, a telepathic half-human, half-alien orphan and future punk, is kidnapped, taken to Earth, and forced to protect those he hates most, the taMings, until he discovers that he is not a bodyguard, he is the bait.Cat, a telepathic half-human, half-alien orphan and future punk, is kidnapped, taken to Earth, and forced to protect those he hates most, the taMings, until he discovers that he is not a bodyguard, he is the bait. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.Cat, a telepathic half-human, half-alien orphan and future punk, is kidnapped, taken to Earth, and forced to protect those he hates most, the taMings, until he discovers that he is not a bodyguard, he is the bait.
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Cat has been kidnapped by interstellar corporation and dragged to Earth to serve as a bodyguard to a hated bioengineered clan.
Author Bio
Joan D. Vinge
A graduate of San Diego State University with highest honors in anthropology, Joan Carol Dennison married science fiction writer Vernor Vinge in 1972, changing her name to Joan D. Vinge. Greatly influenced by Andre Norton, Vinge's first published science fiction was a short story in 1974, her debut novel, THE OUTCASTS OF HEAVEN BELT, coming four years later. Forming the first book in a duology, (the second part being 1980's LEGACY), OUTCASTS... was an elaborate tale of collapsing patriarchy among the stars. That same year, 1978, Vinge won her first Hugo Award for a story called "Eyes of Amber". In 1980 she published her second novel, THE SNOW QUEEN, to great acclaim, winning another Hugo, a Locus Award, and receiving numerous other nominations. THE SNOW QUEEN, about political machinations, cloning, and a planet with very long years, remains her most well-known book. Followed by two sequels, this series is undoubtedly her most successful work. Apart from the Cat books, a series that was expanded from a shorter piece written in her teenage years, much of the rest of her writing consists of movie novelizations--which include MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, LADYHAWKE, WILLOW, and LOST IN SPACE. Though not terrifically prolific, Vinge is clearly capable of great writing. Following a cross-country move, raising two children with her second husband, and an extended illness--she produced the third in the Cat series, 1996's DREAMFALL. The book garnered Vinge her 13th nomination in the annual Locus Reader's Poll, seeming proof that she will always have an audience.

Praise

Kirkus Reviews
"Complex, deftly woven...an engrossing and satisfying read."

Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer
"First-rate suspense...one of the top science fiction books of the year."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0416
Product attributePublisher:   Tor Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   NO.
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