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Unquenchable Fire

(1988)
(The first book in the Unquenchable Fire series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book
It's uncomfortable to be chosen for Great Things. A lot of fantasists admit that, but Pollack's Jennie Mazdan shows us just how uncomfortable it can be. This is suburban fantasy, reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's suburban SF, and the protagonist is a nice suburban middle-class person who, in a recognizable America informed with rational, non-Christian divine powers, copes with supernatural imposition on her life. Perfectly balancing the anchoring familiar mundanities against her brilliant, fascinating Living World---surly bureaucrats at the National Oneiric Registration Agency, tourists photographing the Founder's Urinal shrine in Poughkeepsie---Pollack tells Jennie and Valerie's story of transformation, acceptance and triumph. Potently stocked with archetypes, yet down-to-earth and even funny, this is great fiction and great fantasy.


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"Surrealistic, imaginative, wildly original!" - Marion Zimmer Bradley


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Hardback Editions

March 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unquenchable Fire
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
ISBN: 0-87951-447-7 / 978-0-87951-447-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Books
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April 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unquenchable Fire
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
ISBN: 0-09-958950-8 / 978-0-09-958950-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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July 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unquenchable Fire
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
ISBN: 0-7126-1950-X / 978-0-7126-1950-9 (UK edition)
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July 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unquenchable Fire
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
ISBN: 0-7126-2341-8 / 978-0-7126-2341-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unquenchable Fire (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
ISBN: 0-575-11854-7 / 978-0-575-11854-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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July 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unquenchable Fire
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
ISBN: 0-87951-530-9 / 978-0-87951-530-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Books
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April 1994 : UK Paperback

Title: Unquenchable Fire
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
ISBN: 1-85723-182-1 / 978-1-85723-182-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Unquenchable Fire
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
Publisher: Gateway
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November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unquenchable Fire (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Rachel Pollack
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU