In ''A Matter of Dreams'' the oft-disappointed crew of an itinerant spaceship find that magic and dreams can come face to face with the reality of money and power -- and that power abhors an honest confrontation.
Also here is ''Phoenix,'' which gives an intimate glance at the Solcintra's Low Port, where artists and the abandoned must struggle to survive in the impoverished outskirts of Liad's greatest spaceport.
''. . .the great excellence lies in the characters'' -- Analog
''Ambitiously creating a complex emotional environment, they pique our curiosity. First rate science fiction adventure'' -- Romantic Times