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   Catspaw, by Joan D. Vinge  
  Novel, first publication in November 1988 , latest edition in November 2002
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      Cat, a half-human, half-alien telepath, rose from a childhood in the streets of a city halfway across the galaxy to become a hero. He helped stop a powerful psion who was bent on seizing control of the mines which produce the ore that fuels spaceships throughout the galaxy. But the most popular Cat novel, a bestseller when first published, and one of Joan D. Vinges most enduring works, is Catspaw. Several hundred years from now, in a richly imagined New York, Cat finds himself protecting one of the most powerful women in the galaxy. Cats been through a lot, but nothing can really prepare him for the backstabbing and doubledealing of the rich and famous. Using his telepathic gift and street smarts, Cat has to fend off unseen dangers that surround him and his charge.Between the dangers of a beautiful married woman, an unseen telepath who seems hellbent on thwarting Cats pursuit of the threat to his VIP client, and a power-mad fanatic who has fooled everyone but Cat, the action never stops in this enormously entertaining noir SF thriller.

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  • Cat (#2)

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  • Agricultural - Ecological - Population Disasters
  • Cats
  • Intelligent Animals - Talking Animals - Sentient Animals
  • Mines
  • New York City
  • Religion - Theology - Gods & Deities - Faith - Priests & Clerics
  • Telepathy - Mind Reading - ESP - Psionics - Psychic
  • Thrillers

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