Joan D. Vinge

Joan D. Vinge is the author of the Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen, as well as the The Summer Queen, Psion, and several other science fiction novels. Her summer 1996 hardcover, Dreamfall, is a new novel about the character Cat. Vinge received a degree in anthropology (with highest honors) from San Diego State University. The study of that subject has been very useful to her in writing science fiction, Vinge says; both offer fresh viewpoints for looking at "human" behavior. Her novelette "Eyes of Amber" won the Hugo Award as well, and she has been a finalist for several other Hugo and Nebula awards. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.

Joan D. Vinge

Books by Joan D. Vinge

by Joan D. Vinge


The Winter colonists have ruled Tiamat for 150 years, slaughtering the gentle sea mers in trade for off-world wealth. But soon the gate to the galactic Hegemony will close, Tiamat will be isolate, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. Unless Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt Snow Queen, can commit a genocidal crime-and destroy destiny...unless Sparks Dawntreader, the Snow Queen's companion, can survive sea and city, palace and slums-and find destiny.