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Nd it didn t even work out rightOne was a story about a magic peddler who was using high technology no longer available to most of humanity that was mostly remarkable for the fact that it s a classic fantasy trope told entirely with science fictional explanations like Anne McCaffrey s Pern seriesAnd one was a good story that s the novella at the end called Mother and Child that isn t at all what it seems and is a bit like a Gene Wolfe story I read combined with Octavia E Butler s Imago Good but not spectacularSo all in all I have to give this book a 3 star rating overall Still worth your time but maybe not worth running to the store to grab unless you re a Cat fan like me A collection of short stories and longer works by Joan D Vinge The stories are mainly SF but there is one fantasy story about a son of a ing who goes through a lot of suffering and pain after the throne is usurped in order to try to get back his throne and has to subjugate a storm dragon to help him do so It is mainly about the relationship between him and a young woman who is servant to the wise womanwitch who helps him Another story is a follow up to one of Vinge s novels Psiron this story being Psiren Not my favourite of the book I found it a bit self pitying with lots of wallowing by the charactersThe title story is *probably the best and was featured originally in Millennial Women edited by Virginia Kidd which I read just before this book *the best and was featured originally in Millennial Women edited by Virginia Kidd which I read just before this book I had read Mother and Child as a standalone I would have given it 4 stars but as a collective I can only give 3 However if I had only read Phoenix in the Ashes and Voices From the Dust they would have been lucky to receive 2 there was no substance or relevance to them whatsoever. T her mind A barbarian priestess whose beauty challenged the world and whose child could melt the heart of an alien God on a crippled Earth that swam beneath a vast Cyclopean eye The visions of Joan D Vin.

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Phoenix in the AshesRekister in Tyral (Mated to the Alien, kirjan BookCrossingcom sivustolla Phoenix in the Ashes In a post apocalyptic world the United States has fallen Brazil sends prospectors north to scavenge for oil In what was once Southern California one of these hotshot prospectors crash lands and is only saved by the rebellious act of a local woman a semi outcast member of a strict religious society Amnesiac and cut off from everything he s evernown his rescuer and he slowly set about *forging a new lifeBeautiful and bittersweet this story raises uestions about what in life really holds meaning Voices from the DustA *a new lifeBeautiful and bittersweet this story raises uestions about what in life really holds meaning Voices from the DustA and her colleague with w Adeuate but disappointing The first five stories are nothing special in tone or content all left me with the feeling I d read that stuff before The novella that closes the collection Mother and Child is the star here with its very nice presentation 3 sections each with a different pov and fresh approach to the topic matter It does end however in a way I couldn t really accept as plausible and that just left me feeling little at all about the A colleciton of novellas from Joan D Vinge the first is very dated could be taken as offensive in its portrayal of raceimperialism but almost all the rest first is very dated could be taken as offensive in its portrayal of raceimperialism but almost all the rest stellar including one from the PsionCatspaw series taking place between the two The last in the collection is absolutely amazing The only experience I have with Joan D Vinge is the book Psion and I m happy to say this book contains stories that really showcases her improvements as a writer both in grammar and in thematic structure It s far from perfect as I got a headache repeatedly while reading this meaning it had a bit much going on at times but it was still a lot of fun Hopefull. Visions Visions of love and conflict anguish and Tomorrow Of outcasts who must bridge the obsessions of two post Holocaust worlds; and an astronaut who finds her life's uest betrayed by a device from an Y this is a sign of things to come when delving into future works by her I admit I picked up this book because works by her I admit I picked up this book because heard there was a Cat Alien Blood story in it that I had not read Cat is one of my favourite characters a love from my youth I first encountered Cat when I read the YA version of Psion as a nominee for the Children s Choice Awards and I ate it up Imagine my delight when as a teenager I discovered there was another *book Catspaw then later as a young adult when I discovered there *Catspaw then later as a young adult when I discovered there a third book Dreamfall This whole series has been like that for meThe story is called Psiren and it s Cat 15 taking place between the events of Psion and Catspaw And it was awesome Cat is still my favourite and it filled in a lot of missing gaps in the storyline that I had wondered at though I want to assure the reader that it s not like things didn t make sense it s just that I felt at the time that some character stuff had been left out and I was rightI also really enjoyed the poignant rare fantasy story called The Storm King that Vinge included with its lovely message of being careful what you wish for It has all the beauty and mystery of her The Snow ueen seriesThe rest of the stories honestly were ind of mehOne was a story about a superstitiously opposed to technology community who encounters a helicopter pilot after a nuclear war which had some promise and passion and it was basically a Western romance which I liked but it wasn t spectacularOne was a largely pointless story about some random Martian ruin that was mind controlling two people to blow it up so that humanity wouldn t obtain its secrets but I don t understand why it did so when the people had already been on Mars for uite some time Lien past A prince who became a beggar with the power of the dragon; and a feudal serf who met a high tech lord with the magic of a peddler A Cat who had lost his mind powers and a Dreamweaver who had los.

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