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Macmillan, Mar 6, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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.

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The writing style simply doesn't do it for me. - Goodreads
I found it very difficult to read and follow. - Goodreads
Good pacing (if a little confusing), good POV work. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Heesoo - Goodreads

The writing itself is somewhat childish and shallow, but overall the quality of writing remains consistent and the book is an easy page-turner. The premise is nothing original, but the plot retains a ... Read full review

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My first introduction to a grim-dark future for the YA market. Haunting. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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