Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge

Phoenix in the Ashes

Cat #1.5

Joan D. Vinge

288 pages first pub 1985 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction short stories adventurous challenging slow-paced


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 begga...

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adventurous 100%
dark 100%
emotional 100%
hopeful 100%
reflective 100%
sad 100%
tense 100%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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