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Catch the Lightning By Catherine Asaro Catch the Lightning In the distant future the Skolian empire rules one third of the human galaxy and is the most powerful of all For the ruling family has the power of telepathy and through it the ability to communic

  • Title: Catch the Lightning
  • Author: Catherine Asaro
  • ISBN: 9780812551020
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • Catch the Lightning By Catherine Asaro In the distant future, the Skolian empire rules one third of the human galaxy, and is the most powerful of all For the ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster than light across the interstellar space but their most determined enemy, the traders, who thrive on human pain, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their pIn the distant future, the Skolian empire rules one third of the human galaxy, and is the most powerful of all For the ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster than light across the interstellar space but their most determined enemy, the traders, who thrive on human pain, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their powers And now they have her.
    Catch the Lightning By Catherine Asaro

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    1. Richard on said:

      This is a simple review of a flawed book in a very, very ambitious series.First, I noticed what others have as well the first half of the book is much engaging than the remainder This appears to be related to the vast scope of the series.The first book is set in a world far away from our Earth, and involves species that bear a strong resemblance to humans, but are quite distinct, with very different histories leading back to a long disappeared ancient race.The second book starts off, quite star [...]

    2. Deb F on said:

      TL DR version Tina is a waitress She meets Althor They run away They re captured by mercenaries, they run away, view spoiler they end up on Raylicon and escape through the web hide spoiler I was disappointed I read this as an audiobook after listening to Primary Inversion and The Radiant Seas This is quite different.For starters, the main character is a 17 year old empathic waitress on Earth in 1987, but in a different VERSION of Earth, one where the time streams may have been different, so it s [...]

    3. Kelly on said:

      Having enjoyed the first volume of the Skolian Saga I started this book with high expectations They were met in part.The beginning of this book is wonderful and the story of Tina and her friends helping Althor escape Earth is exciting Where the novel failed for me was in the depth of mathmatical and scientific detail Catheraine Asaro is no doubt brilliant and her excitement for her subject leaps from the page, but I would have been happy with less I grasped her theories well enough to believe th [...]

    4. Bark on said:

      This is the second book in Catherine Asaro s Skolian Empire Saga and is also another not to be missed read for hard core scifi fans and romance readers looking for a well written futuristic love story.Ms Asaro has created another extraordinary heroine and hero while maintaining a non stop action filled read I now know why these books appeal to so many different types of readers there s adventure, romance, political intrigue and interesting future societies and theories that boggle the mind.The b [...]

    5. Skip on said:

      I know a lot of people don t like SciFi because of all of the gadgets and what not And Asaro loads her books with gadgetry and physics But I love it There s a reason why the tricorder looks like so many of the gadgets we use everyday I especially felt vindicated to my old man anyway when one of the characters mentioned all moments happening at the same time We ve been arguing whether or not time travelers can actually change the future for years now Or wait, was that from another book I m not re [...]

    6. Suz on said:

      Part of me wants to say I liked this a lot than 3 stars, but parts of this book really annoyed the crap out of me.Asaro brings the awesome sciencey fun like she always does with the physics and explanations of physics terms and ideas that I am not terribly knowledgeable in Her ability to bring complex physics theories and ideas into her books are why I like this series so much.She didn t have as much political intrigue in this book, which is something else I really enjoy about the Skolian Saga [...]

    7. Joy on said:

      I rarely like the short summaries of the Skolian Empire books I always enjoy the stories What makes me like them so much is the characters In CATCH THE LIGHTNING, a young Earth woman is plucked from her 1987 life of poverty by a Skolian prince Her Mayan genetic heritage creates an attraction between Tina and Althor that they cannot deny It also offers hope for the dying, inbred Skolian family, if Althor, Tina and their Jag ship can escape their many enemies and get homeTCH THE LIGHTNING is the l [...]

    8. Michael Hirsch on said:

      I liked this book, as I think I ve liked everything I ve ever read by Asaro As with most of her books, it is a mix of space opera and romance, but doesn t go overboard with the romance What I particularly enjoyed in this book was the dedication It was dedicated to two teachers from my high school, one of whom David Dansky also had a big influence on my life It was nice to see him recognized.

    9. Jedishampoo on said:

      Oh, my this was not good Man from futuristic space going civilization lands on modern day Earth, seduces the 17 year old virgin from the hood, the one with a heart of gold and friends at the university who can help him get home Oh, good heavens, please, no Skeev meets cliche.

    10. Mike on said:

      Catch The Lightening is a book in two parts The first part is set on Earth in an alternate 1980s This I found rather boring and not my type of book The second and, in my opinion, the better part but not by a lot was set off Earth.Really not for me.

    11. David on said:

      I enjoyed the first half of this book while the action was on Earth Once they got into space it became pretty boring and I gave up with about 100 pages left.

    12. April on said:

      Catch the Lightning, one of the older novels of the Skolian Empire saga, is Catherine Asaro in her true form Slight spoilers ahead, but only if you haven t read any of the other Skolian novels.First off let me say I am a huge fan of this series It s hard sci fi for non hard sci fi readers She makes the physics and the genetics relatively easy to understand while weaving a story that is able to touch people emotionally Since Asaro has worked on the last three novels, she seems to have been caugh [...]

    13. John Loyd on said:

      Catch the Lightning 1995 309 pages by Catherine Asaro.In the Skolian universe some starfaring race took people from Earth several thousand years ago and settled them on Raylicon The colonists discovered spaceflight and settled several planets before their genetics inbreeding caused a fall back into a non technological age Civilization made a comeback Genetic experimentation cause the rise of the Aristos, splitting that into Skolian and Trader space Meanwhile Earth discovered space travel and the [...]

    14. Niall519 on said:

      This was strange Awful Mediocre Something in between all of them that I don t quite have a word for I m somewhat startled at the high average rating, regardless.The characters struck me as pretty limp and two dimensional, the pacing was was on the ludicrous side, and the info dumping awkward I can kind of see why reviewers were hailing it as a masterful blend of romance and hard SF it had elements of both especially the whole lost and beautiful princess rescued from the slums by a heroically pro [...]

    15. Stacey on said:

      A stellar pun intended, of course addition to Asaro s Skolian Empire series Why have I not read these before Anyway, on to the fourth in the series In a distant future, two races dominate the universe The Skolians, and the Traders The Traders had been genetically engineered generations ago to make empathy an easier curse to bear Unfortunately, the experiment went horribly wrong and now the ruling class, called Aristos, are sadists They are in perpetual conflict with the Skolians, a race with a h [...]

    16. Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali on said:

      I thought I was strong but apparently not strong enough to complete this book I want to be clear here This book is not poorly written My dislike is based on personal preference I decided to read this series because I am interested in SciFi written by women and with women as the protagonist Asaro than delivers in that regard Asaro is an intelligent woman I totally admire that Totally.This book has all of the elements I like, space travel , political intrigue, colonisation, tech Asaro s descripti [...]

    17. Ann on said:

      I read this one as an Overdrive audiobook checked out from my local library.Asaro writes both fantasy and science fiction with strong romance elements She s probably best known for her Skolian Empire books, an extensive series set in an interstellar empire that is beset by a power struggle between members of the Ruby Dynasty the empathic and telepathic traditional rulers of the Skolian Empire and the Eubian Traders the sadistic anti empaths.Not all the books in the series focus on the same chara [...]

    18. Christine on said:

      I decided to go ahead and give the second book in this series a try, and I would say, overall, it is better than the firstybe 3.5 stars.ough the series hasn t won me over yet This was an easier book to get into, probably because it was told from the POV of a waitress from 1987 who meets future pilot Althor when he accidentally finds himself in her time As a result, information and explanations came far gradually and naturally than in the first book I also found the overall story arc to be smoot [...]

    19. Bron on said:

      Catch the Lightning is the second Skolian Empire book written by Catherine Asaro, but not the second chronologically I listened to this by audio book, which is probably a good thing as there was a lot of technical talk in the book which I would have skipped over when reading I am amazed at just how complex this world is, and can now understand why Asaro wrote the books with her background Her recent books have been less about techo babble and simply about political intrigue, so these earlier b [...]

    20. Cat on said:

      Catch the Lightning is probably the most mis placed book in the Skolian series, since it happens so much later than book 1 and later than the next several books The shift from Soz to Tina and Althor was jarring, and I kept looking around for a way to remember which timeline I was in and which characters were related to whom.And that s just unfair to this book, which is sweet all on its own I re read it twice in a row because I was still waiting for my roomies to finish reading and returning book [...]

    21. Meg on said:

      SF romance, part of a large Saga in which every possible member of the family is eventually paired off Way too much I didn t know it at the time, but and I was later to discover , as well as an awful lot of science y exposition Most frustrating for me is that she sets up an essentially matriarchal culture, and then re invents the status quo for the main characters Good points if you like the science y stuff, I understand the author actually does know what she s talking about it s than I did Cer [...]

    22. Penny on said:

      Catherine Asaro s Catch the Lightning was a pretty decent book The characters were well developed, I was drawn into the world within a page or two, and I finished the book in a day or so All of these things point to a good book on my rating scale I haven t read the first volume in the saga but I didn t feel lost without it because Asaro s exposition was quite effective I found this book in the 1 bin at Wal Mart, so I wasn t expecting much I was pleasantly surprised I might even pick up the other [...]

    23. Bruce on said:

      Tina Pulivok, a seventeen year old chicana of Maya Indian ancestry, meets the love of her life on a street corner in Los Angeles in 1987 He s tall, dark, handsome, and projects a sense warmth and affection He thinks she s beautiful He s just out of this world He does speak with a very strange accent, whether he s speaking Spanish or English And when she asks him, he claims to have been on his way to a diplomatic reception in Washington, when he got lost And why would he be going to a reception d [...]

    24. Mary Mcqueen on said:

      Wow, great hard sci fi AND romance I can see young adults relating to the main character in this book She seems just a young Latina woman Tina at the beginning of the book, but evolves into as the story progresses Drawn to a strange looking man as she heads home from work, we see her good character come through as she wonders who he is He has a strange box what is it Gang elements threaten her and he saves her They begin a relationship eventually and his story is amazing Asaro has a huge sectio [...]

    25. Fantasy Literature on said:

      If we re talking about publication order, Catch the Lightning is the second book in Catherine Asaro s SKOLIAN EMPIRE series It stands between Primary Inversion and that book s direct sequel, The Radiant Seas If you re coming from reading Primary Inversion, I suggest you skip this one for now and read The Radiant Seas first Actually, it s not a bad idea to skip this one altogetherCatch the Lightning is about a gorgeous teenager named Tina who lives in an alternate Los Angeles where the Mayan civi [...]

    26. Juliana on said:

      Better than the first book in this series, though it still suffers from occasional bouts of tl dr explanation It takes a real gift to make that kind of detail in hard SF interesting to me the only author who s managed to do it isScott Westerfeld in the Risen Empire books Asaro s science is intriguing, but her explanations feel a bit clunky to me Your mileage may vary, of course In any case, the characterization in this book seemed improved, and the Mayan cultural elements she brought in were int [...]

    27. Debby on said:

      Read for Sci Fi genre study.Asaro has a doctorate in chemical physics from Harvard and this is evident in her books 17 year old Tina, a Mayan, in living alone in 1987 LA when Althor appears in her life Althor is a JAG spaceship commander and has somehow ended up in LA instead of a futuristic D.C The two establish a strangely intimate relationship in a very short time and it gets complicated and scientific from there For non science geeks, there s a good story inbetween the technical speak Pure [...]

    28. Shara on said:

      So I was pretty happy with this book Sure, it s of a rags to riches story in a science fictional setting, but I am a sucker for that kind of thing I still like Primary Inversion the best I still think it s the strongest book , but if you haven t read any of these novels, you could easily start with Catch the Lightning just as much as you could start with Primary Inversion I still think I m going to tackle the rest of these chronologically for my own peace of mind, though return return For a ful [...]

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