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.

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The Snow Queen (The Snow Qu...

3.96 avg rating — 10,443 ratings — published 1980
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The Summer Queen (The Snow ...

4.04 avg rating — 2,879 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Catspaw (Cat, #2)

4.10 avg rating — 1,944 ratings — published 1988 — 12 editions
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Psion (Cat, #1)

3.95 avg rating — 1,959 ratings — published 1982 — 17 editions
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Ladyhawke

4.03 avg rating — 1,245 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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World's End (The Snow Queen...

3.73 avg rating — 1,162 ratings — published 1984 — 17 editions
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Dreamfall (Cat, #3)

3.86 avg rating — 1,064 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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Tangled Up in Blue (The Sno...

3.60 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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47 Ronin

3.92 avg rating — 382 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Cowboys and Aliens

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3.29 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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The Snow Queen World's End The Summer Queen Tangled Up in Blue
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Psion Catspaw Dreamfall
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Legacy / The Janus Equation Outcasts of Heaven Belt Heaven Chronicles
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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

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

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