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The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
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Feb 01, 10

Read in January, 2010

Oh sigh. I REALLY wanted to like this book more than I did. I was hoping for something like Dune, maybe a bit of Mists of Avalon tossed in, and instead it just seemed to skim the surface of greatness. The dialogue was clunky, the premise was so-so. I guess I went in with high expectations, remembering how much I loved Foundation and that series. I read it because I have a lot of respect for Hugo winners and found myself wondering how it won a Hugo. I wanted to stop reading it several times but figured after going 3/4 of a way I might as well keep going. The whole "slaughter of the mers" thing just made me yawn. Aren't we all sentient, really? The only person with a personality was the queen herself, and I have to admit the ending was good. The main character was just so forgetable, and with a name like Moon you know she's going to be Ernest and Good. I might be curmudgeon but I secretly smiled whenever she nearly got drowned. Sorry.
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