Joan D. Vinge

//Joan D. Vinge
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  • Catspaw

    Cat. Street punk. Psion. Telepath. Kidnapped and dragged to Earth by an interstellar organisation and forced 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. Cat isn't a bodyguard - he's bait.

  • Lost In Space
    1998 Film edition.  The Robinsons find themselves lost in space again, crash landing on a planet breaking up from tectonic storms, threatened by a horde of spider-like aliens and finding an alternative time stream link to Earth's distant future.
  • Pheonix In The Ashes

    A collection spanning the realms of times, space and the human mind.  The six tales contained herein are: Phoenix In The Ashes: a new hope rises from the ravaged earth; Voices from the Dust: Two scientists are gripped by an alien power and find themselves the helpless puppets of destruction; The Storm King: the potent forces of Earth magic do battle against a monster of the soul's dark night; The Peddler's Apprentice - a perilous quest for arcane knowledge; Psiren - a continuation of the story Psion, the telepath cat who lost the key to his own mind's power; Mother and Child - as human confronts alien, only one bond is strong enough to transcend all differences.

  • Phoenix In The Ashes

    A collection spanning the realms of times, space and the human mind.  The six tales contained herein are: Phoenix In The Ashes - a new hope rises from the ravaged earth; Voices from the Dust: Two scientists are gripped by an alien power and find themselves the helpless puppets of destruction; The Storm King: the potent forces of Earth magic do battle against a monster of the soul's dark night; The Peddler's Apprentice - a perilous quest for arcane knowledge; Psiren - a continuation of the story Psion, the telepath cat who lost the key to his own mind's power; Mother and Child - as human confronts alien, only one bond is strong enough to transcend all differences.

  • phoenix in the ashes
    A collection spanning the realms of times, space and the human mind.  The six tales contained herein are: Phoenix In The Ashes - a new hope rises from the ravaged earth; Voices from the Dust: Two scientists are gripped by an alien power and find themselves the helpless puppets of destruction; The Storm King: the potent forces of Earth magic do battle against a monster of the soul's dark night; The Peddler's Apprentice - a perilous quest for arcane knowledge; Psiren - a continuation of the story Psion, the telepath cat who lost the key to his own mind's power; Mother and Child - as human confronts alien, only one bond is strong enough to transcend all differences.
  • Psion
    Telhassium was the key to the stardrive; the stardrive was the key to the Federation; the Federation controlled the Galaxy. But telhassium was found only on Cinder. And there was a plot afoot to hijack that godforsaken planet. Only  team of dedicated psions could prevent a truly cosmic disaster. That team would not be complete without Ct, and Cat wanted no part of it! A new breed of humanity will be pitted against the age-old vices of hatred, greed and lust for power, with one added extra - the enigmatic, telepathic Hydrans, the only race among the stars to challenge mankind, whose defeat has left them with one last chance of revenge - PSION.
  • Snow Queen

    Arienrhod, beautiful and ancient, ruled Tiamaf, whose twin suns circled the Stargate linking her world with the Empire.  Now the Stargate is closing, heralding the end of Winter rule. But Arienrhod, faced with ritual sacrifice, has cloned an heir - her key to immortality and perpetual dominion. The Snow Queen will defy the laws of the galaxy for the fountain of youth kept flowing by genocide and the power of love.

  • Snow Queen

    As beautiful as she was ancient, Arienrhod ruled Tiamat whose twin suns circled the Stargate linking her world with the Empire. Now the Stargate was closing, heralding the end of Winter rule. But Arienrhod, faced with the ritual sacrifice, has cloned an heir - her key to immortality and perpetual dominion. The Snow Queen will defy the laws of the Galaxy for the fountain of youth, kept flowing by genocide and the power of love.

  • Worlds End

    The sequel to The Snow Queen. BZ Gundhalinu left Tiamat before the Stargate closed, cutting him off forever from the woman he loves:  Moon Dawntreader Summer is now the Summer Queen and the BZ knows he can never again be her lover. An outcast, he travels to the planet Four: a wild planet where all the rogues and ruffians in the Universe gather to plunder the mineral wealth of the vast uncharted wilderness known as World's End. But there is more to World's End than dangerously-won riches. There is a chance for BZ to unlock the secrets of Old Empire technology and to rediscover his soul, his destiny and his love.