Joan (Carol) D(ennison) Vinge

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Publishers Weekly

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This impressive debut volume ["Fireship"] is composed of two novelettes…. [The title story is] a tightly constructed adventure story, told with a deft, light touch. "Mother and Child," the second story, traces the maturation of a young woman, a priestess, in a medieval type of world where humans are manipulated "for their own good" by benevolent aliens. This story works on a number of levels and is a rich reading experience. The two tales are absolutely dissimilar, and they are both absolutely marvelous. (pp. 75-6)

A review of "Fireship," in Publishers Weekly, Vol. 214, No. 19, November 6, 1978, pp. 75-6.

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