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Phoenix in the Ashes (Cat #1.5)

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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 quest betrayed by a device from an alien 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 ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 21st 1986 by Tor Books (first published 1985)
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Pam Baddeley
Mar 05, 2016 Pam Baddeley rated it liked it
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 king 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 woman/witch who helps him. Another story is a follow up to one of Vinge's novels, Psiron, this
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Nov 02, 2013 Althea Ann rated it it was amazing
***** 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 ever known, his rescuer and he slowly set about forging a new life.
Beautiful and bittersweet, this story raises questions
Jun 04, 2009 A rated it really liked it
A colleciton of novellas from Joan D. Vinge: the first is very dated, could be taken as offensive in its portrayal of race/imperialism, but almost all the rest are stellar, including one from the Psion/Catspaw series (taking place between the two). The last in the collection is absolutely amazing.
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Joan D. Vinge (born Joan Carol Dennison) is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its sequels, her series about the telepath named Cat, and her Heaven's Chronicles books.
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