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  Cat Scratch Fever
           By Tara K. Harper

        Nominated for the Oregon Book Awards
                 A National Best-Seller

            1994, Del Rey/Ballantine; ISBN: 0-345-38051-7
               Cover art by Rowena

                     -- Also available in German


Tsia had dreamed all her life of becoming a guide, attuned to her world through a telepathic gate to another lifeform. Now, after years of preparation and the mutating of her body, she had at last taken the final guide virus that would create the biogate she so desperately craved.

But the longed-for link brought Tsia only pain.  For the lifeform her virus had chosen for her was the one lifeform that was forbidden--the felines, who had scouted the planet for the First Droppers and, in exchange, been promised their freedom forever from human domination.  The guide, Tsia, could hear those cats, and could sense them telepathically, but by the laws of the Guide Guild and the First-Landing Pact, she could never call to the cats, never speak with them, never approach them.

But then capture and imprisonment, torture and slavery took the place of an empty future.  Suddenly, Tsia's only hope lay with her biogate--and once she had touched the minds of the cats, there would be no turning back...


Review Quotes:
Cat Scratch Fever

Nominated for the 1995 Oregon Book Awards

"...a thrilling new adventure..."

        - Amazon.com

"The messages about freedom, slavery, and survival are powerful....  
There are a lot of new ideas in here, especially regarding the evolution of an information society."

                                 - SF Guide, ScifiBooks, the Mining Company

Full-text reviews  of  Cat Scratch Fever, interview excerpts, author's notes, etc.


[ Cat Scratch Fever is book one of the CatScratch novels.  Book two, Cataract, occurs about 10 years after the events in this book. ]

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