Catch The Lightning

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1997 - Fiction - 309 pages
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In the distant future, the Skolian empire rules one third of the human galaxy, and is the most powerful of all. For the ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster than light across the interstellar space. but their most determined enemy, the traders, who thrive on human pain, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their powers. And now they have her.

 

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Returning to the Skolian Empire she first created in Primary Inversion (LJ 2/15/95), Asaro introduces Tina, a contemporary Mestiza teenager living in California, who is transported to the future with ... Read full review

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Contents

Night Thunder
3
Blue Lace Stockings
21
The Bullet Man
42
Storm Harbor
67
Jagernaut Modes
79
Heather Rose
90
The Hummingbird
101
Lightning Jag
112
Star Union
187
White Lace Abduction
195
Ragnarok
204
The Cylinder
214
Lord of Pain
226
Lightnings Vengeance
236
The Abaj Tacalique
252
House of Flight
262

Psiber Fight
133
Inversion Interlude
147
Universe II
155
Epsilani
157
Machines of the Ruby Dynasty
279
Integration
298
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Catherine Asaro was born in Oakland, California and grew up in El Cerrito, just north of Berkeley. She received her Phd in Chemical Physics and MA in Physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with Highest Honors in Chemistry from UCLA. Among the places she has done research are the University of Toronto in Canada, the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik in Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her research involves using quantum theory to describe the behavior of atoms and molecules. Catherine was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs.
A former ballerina, Catherine has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. In the 1980s she was a principal dancer and artistic director of the Mainly Jazz Dancers and the Harvard University Ballet. Catherine still teaches ballet in Maryland.

Catherine's fiction is a successful blend of hard science fiction, romance, and exciting space adventure. She has published more than ten novels, almost all of which belong to her Saga of the Skolian Empire, including The Quantum Rose, which won the Nebula Award for best novel of 2001

Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter, a young ballet dancer who loves math.

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