I admit I picked up this book because I 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 was 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 aps 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 you wish for It has all the beauty and mystery of her The Snow ueen seriesThe rest of stories honestly were kind 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
mind controlling two people to 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 and 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 ood 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 wi. 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 On a different side of
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conflict with very perspectives Although many difficult and complex issues are brought up by the narrative each individual has a compelling viewpoint Love war and sacrifice are among the themes which Vinge deftly discusses There s also a brilliantly original take on supernatural abilitiesThis collection of 6 of Vinge s shorter works also includes brief notes from the author on each piece which makes the book worth picking up even if you ve already read the stories if you re a Vinge fan like I am 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 are stellar including one from the PsionCatspaw series taking place between the two The last in the collection is absolutely amazing 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 collection as a whole Joan Vinge wrote better stories than theseAnd the cover art on this edition evalt the dregs the 80s 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 Deal Maker (Mixed Messages Book 2) (English Edition) grammar and in thematic structure It s far from perfect as Iot a headache repeatedly while reading this meaning it had a bit much oing on at times but it was still a lot of fun Hopefully this is a sign of things at times but it was still a lot of fun Hopefully this is a sign of things come when delving into future works by her 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 oes through a lot of suffering and pain after the throne is usurped in order to tr Rekister in kirjan BookCrossingcom sivustolla. 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.A Conflict With Very
Joan D. Vinge É 6 reviewTh Octavia E Butler s Imago Good but not spectacularSo all all I have to ive this book a 3 star rating overall Still worth your time but maybe in all have to ive this book a 3 star rating overall Still worth your time but maybe worth running to the store to My Name is Abu Salem grab unless you re a Cat fan like me If I had read Mother and Child as a standalone I would haveiven it 4 stars but as a collective I can only ive 3 However if I had only read Phoenix in the Ashes and Voices From the Dust they would have been lucky to rece 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 byone of these hotshot prospectors crash lands and is only saved by 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 lifeBeautiful and bittersweet this story raises uestions about what in life really holds meaning Voices from the DustA eologist and her colleague with whom she has a stormy relationship investigating signs of an alien civilization on Mars are both seized by a weird compulsion to commit an act neither would consciously ever have agreed to The Storm KingA classic fantasy with fairytale and feminist undertones A uesting prince seeks power and magic to defeat a dragon Although he lacks respect and understanding he Spitting Daisies Communicating Through the Sunset gets what he wants but the fulfillment of his desires does not necessarily lead to happiness The Peddler s Apprentice with Vernor VingeLord Buckry clearly occupies a prominent place in his feudal society But he wasn t always a man of power This story tells of a strange encounter in his youth that set him on an unexpected path PsirenA companion piece to Vinge s Cat novels this story relates an episode where Cat finds himself in a position to help a drug addicted woman of his mother s people It sood but as I feel about all the books in this series not my favorite of Vinge s work Mother and ChildA re read Beautiful thought provoking novella in three parts Impressively done the three pov characters are antagonists each. 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.