Dreamfall

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Joan D. Vinge

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Cat, the halfbreed telepath hero of Catspaw and Psion, joins a research team on Refuge, homeworld of his mother's people, the Hydrans. Immediately, he finds trouble when he helps a Hydran woman escape human pursuers.

The decimated Hydran population of Refuge is confined to a bleak "homeland," by a huge corporate state, Tau Biotech. Tau also controls Refuge's one unique natural resource, "Dreamfall." The tangible residue of cast-off thoughts from beautiful, enigmatic "cloud whales," dreamfall forms vast reefs, sacred to the Hydrans, but mere exploitable data to Tau.

Caught between Tau and desperate Hydrans who fight to reclaim their world, Cat must somehow forge the ruins of the past into a means to defeat Tau's brutality to save his people--and himself.

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Five or six centuries ago, the Prespace philosopher Karl Marx said the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Marx understood what it meant to be human…to be flawed.
Marx thought he also understood how to end an eternity of human suffering and injustice: Share whatever you could, keep only what you needed. He never understood why the rest of humanity couldn’t see the answer, when it was so obvious to him.
The truth was that they couldn’t even see the problem.
Marx also said that the only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

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" ... richly detailed and suspenseful ... deftly explores themes of family and loyalty ... Cat proves a sensitive and engagingly stubborn narrator."
--Publishers Weekly

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Joan D. Vinge

Joan D. Vinge wrote the Hugo Award bestseller The Snow Queen, sequels including the Hugo finalist The Summer Queen and the Nebula finalist World's End, and the Cat series. She's written a dozen movie adaptations, including the #1 bestseller The Return of The Jedi Storybook. She lives in Madison,Wisconsin.

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Dreamfall
Joan D. Vinge

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
May 2004
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ISBN: 9780765303424
ISBN10: 0765303426
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
$22.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
May 2004
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ISBN: 9781466829787
ISBN10: 1466829788
432 pages
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