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by Stephen Goldin

Mindsearch - Stephen Goldin
Part of the Mindsaga series:
Editions:ePub: $ 4.99Paperback: $ 14.99
ISBN: 978-1456440558
Pages: 240

The exciting sequel to Mindflight.

On the planet Iwagen, Richard and Mara Cheney have taken over their late parents' project, a hospice for telepausal Dur-ill telepaths, hoping to start a new telepathic generation.

But someone else is interested in Dur-ill telepaths, too. A mind-being called the Mentad has been growing on Dur-ill worlds, absorbing Dur-ill telepaths into itself and becoming a collective consciousness with many bodies. It learns about the Cheneys' hospice and stages a deadly raid.

When his sister is taken by the Mentad, Richard must seek the aid of the Terran Intelligence Agency, the very group responsible for trying to kill his parents. With Agency assistance,Richard will stop at nothing to free his sister and the others from the Mentad's clutches.

Reviews:Richard Chesher on wrote:

Once I finished the first Mindsaga book, Mindflight, there was no way I couldn't read the sequel - and it didn't disappoint. Stephen Goldin takes the whole subject of telepathy to a new level in the sequel; bringing in alien telepaths that are surprisingly different from human telepaths. The conflict between the two different ways that social telepathy could develop is an interesting and complex story line. Thankfully the author weaves the plot in an easy to follow sequence, constantly building in suspense, and - like in the first book - coming up with a surprise twist for a satisfying ending. Stephen is my kind of SciFi author, smart heros, heroines, and adversaries who all make reasonable decisions in overcoming unavoidable obstacles.

Ducky on wrote:

I really loved this book, as well as its predecessor Mindflight. The writing is excellent with characters you cannot help but care about. I got immersed in the reality that includes believable aliens that are truly alien; and human telepaths whose abilities seem to expand exponentially. Am hoping Mr. Goldin has a sequel in the works! I will definitely be buying it when it appears. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes sci fi.

kanctil on wrote:

Very decently put together novel. It feels like these first two novels of Mindsaga are begging for a third to complete them. I hope the author writes it!

About the Author

STEPHEN GOLDIN is a Nebula Award finalist science fiction and fantasy writer who was born in 1947 in the city of Philadelphia. When he was 13, his parents moved to California and, upon reflection, he decided to accompany them. It was a lucky thing he did, too; otherwise, when he went to college, the commute to UCLA would have been quite difficult. He eventually graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy.

His first job out of college was as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy. The urge to write was strong, though, and after several years he left to try writing full time. He only regretted the move every other Thursday, when he would have gotten paid.

After several years of genteel poverty, he took a job as writer/editor for a pornographic humor paper, the San Francisco Ball. In retrospect, this was a great crucible; because of deadline pressure, he had to learn to make his writing dirty, funny, and one draft.

At about this time, too, he began selling novels on a regular basis. While he has, from time to time, held down other full-time employment (he helped design the Star Trek: The Next Generation computer game "A Final Unity" for Spectrum HoloByte and has also written manuals and game design documents for Maxis), his real love is fiction writing and he continues to pursue it.

His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky. In the 10+ years of their marriage, in addition to their individual works, they collaborated on a pair of stories ("Painting the Roses Red" and "The Devil Behind the Leaves") about the diMedicis, a family of interstellar swindlers.

Mr. Goldin's current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. They currently live in the San Francisco East Bay area. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series: Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor and Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates. More books in this series are planned.

Mr. Goldin is an atheist whose interests include Broadway show albums and surrealist art. He has lived with cats virtually all his adult life.

Mr. Goldin served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as editor of the SFWA Bulletin and as SFWA's Western Regional Director.