Friday, February 7, 2014

Kishaz Reading Corner: Psion by Joan D. Vinge

Disclaimer: I received no compensation from the author or publisher for this honest review.

About the Book

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.

Buy the Book

Here's what I'm giving it:

Rating: 4 stars

Here's why:

I originally began reading the Cat series by Joan D. Vinge when I was a sophomore in high school. I was instantly hooked by the foul-mouthed, lonely teenager hybrid known as "Cat." From the get-go I was hooked.

At the time, I read the books out of order (I read Catspaw first because the public library in the town where I lived didn't have the first book.)

It wasn't until after I read the third book, Dreamfall, that I learned about book #1 and found a copy through inter-library loan and read it..

Now, several years later, after strolling around my new local library, looking for new authors to read, I spotted, Psion, Catspaw and Dreamfall on the shelf. I snatched all three up and excitedly took them home.

I've now finished re-reading Psion and again, I enjoyed the ride. This book makes me feel so many things that trying to put them in words will not even do it justice.

I would HIGHLY recommend this book to any science fiction fan and to YA readers.

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