|Plot Summary of Psion|
Cat is a half-alien street kid and petty criminal who experiences racism. He does not remember his family, and he does not know of his alien heritage, or why it is that people discriminate against him. He is found by law enforcement and detained to be used in slave labor. However, because of his alien heritage, he gets an opportunity to instead volunteer himself at a center for psionic research. Although he doesn't think he has psionic powers, he agrees.
Cat finds out about his latent psionic abilities at the research center, run by Dr. Siebling. He has a difficult time because of cultural shock - he is a streetkid in a world of rich corporate pawns. He also looks different from the other psions as he is half Hydran. He learns that he is half Hydran (alien), and how to use his psionic ability. He becomes close friends with a woman, Jule. It is there that the true reason for the research is discovered. They are both being trained as spies by the government to infiltrate and turn in the psionic crimelord Quicksilver.
Cat is betrayed by his patron Dr. Siebling, forced into slave labor and tempted to join forces with the utterly inhumane Quicksilver. Despite his hardships he always manges to act with courage and integrity.
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|Chapter Analysis of Psion|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Coming of age
- great mental powers person
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
- Male Alien
- thief/con artist
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- medium future 22-24th century
- a space station
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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