Joan D. Vinge





Joan D. Vinge


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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
April 02, 1948

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Joan D. Vinge (born Joan Carol Dennison) is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its sequels, her series about the telepath named Cat, and her Heaven's Chronicles books.

Average rating: 3.92 · 23,688 ratings · 1,013 reviews · 82 distinct works · Similar authors
The Snow Queen (The Snow Qu...

3.95 avg rating — 9,407 ratings — published 1980 — 36 editions
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The Summer Queen (The Snow ...

4.03 avg rating — 2,618 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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Catspaw (Cat, #2)

4.10 avg rating — 1,790 ratings — published 1988 — 10 editions
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Psion (Cat, #1)

3.96 avg rating — 1,793 ratings — published 1982 — 16 editions
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Ladyhawke

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,075 ratings — published 1985 — 10 editions
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World's End (The Snow Queen...

3.73 avg rating — 1,046 ratings — published 1984 — 15 editions
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Dreamfall (Cat, #3)

3.87 avg rating — 990 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Tangled Up in Blue (The Sno...

3.59 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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47 Ronin

3.94 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Cowboys and Aliens

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3.24 avg rating — 400 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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The Snow Queen World's End The Summer Queen Tangled Up in Blue
The Snow Queen Cycle (4 books)
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Psion Catspaw Dreamfall Alien Blood: Psion / Catspaw
Cat (4 books)
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“But what force in the galaxy is stronger than she is?"

"Indifference." Jerusha surprised herself with the answer. "Indifference, Gundhalinu, is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it. It lets neglect and decay and monstrous injustice go unchecked. It doesn't act, it allows. And that's what gives it so much power.”
Joan D. Vinge, The Snow Queen

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.”
Joan D. Vinge

“Real power is control. Knowing that you can do anything...and not doing it only because you can.”
Joan D. Vinge, The Snow Queen

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