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Encyclopedia > Joan D. Vinge

Joan D. Vinge (born 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American science fiction author. She is known for her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen, its sequels, and her series about the telepath named Cat. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Baltimore skyline at dusk Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town B-more Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 30 July 1729 1797  County Independent city Borough Parrish Mayor Martin J... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Official languages None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 21 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165/km² (5th) Admission into... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... The Snow Queen is a science-fiction novel written by Joan D. Vinge in 1981. ... Warning: This is NOT a scientific article. ...


Vinge studied art in college, but eventually changed to a major in anthropology, and received a B.A. degree in it from San Diego State University. Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος, humane) consists of the study of humankind (see genus Homo). ... A landmark architecture featured in the school logo. ...


Her first published story, "Tin Soldier", a novelette, appeared in Orbit 14 in 1974. Stories have also appeared in Analog, Millennial Women, Asimov's Science Fiction, Omni Magazine, and several "Best of the Year" anthologies. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... Asimovs Science Fiction is a major science fiction magazine, which publishes both science fiction and fantasy. ... Omni was a magazine which contained both articles on science fact and short works of science fiction. ...


Several of her stories have won major awards: Her novel The Snow Queen won the 1981 Hugo Award for Best science fiction Novel. "Eyes of Amber" won the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. She has also been nominated for several other Hugo and Nebula Awards, as well as for the John W. Campbell New Writer Award. Her novel Psion was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... The Snow Queen is a science-fiction novel written by Joan D. Vinge in 1981. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... A novelette (or novelet) is a piece of short prose fiction. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The American Library Association (ALA) promotes libraries and library education in the United States and internationally. ...


Her Return of the Jedi Storybook was the #1 bestseller on the New York Times Book Review List for two months; it was the first such book to reach #1 on the list, and the bestselling hardcover book of 1983. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vinge has been married twice: First to fellow SF author Vernor Vinge, and then to SF editor James Frenkel. Vinge and Frenkel have two children. Vernor Steffen Vinge (pronounced VIN-jee, rhyming with stingy) (born February 10, 1944) is a mathematician, computer scientist and science fiction author who is best known for his Hugo award-winning novel A Fire Upon the Deep, and for his 1993 essay The Technological Singularity, in which he argues that... James Frenkel (born 1948 in Queens, New York, USA) is a famous science fiction book editor. ...


Her last name is pronounced VIN-jee, rhyming with 'stingy'.


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