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Encyclopedia > Vonda N. McIntyre

Vonda N. McIntyre {born 1948) is an American science fiction writer. She graduated as a Bachelor of Science in genetics from the honors program of the University of Washington where she also did graduate work. 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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 term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Genetics (from the Greek genno γεννώ= give birth) is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in the Seattle metropolitan area. ...


She is one of the first successful graduates of the Clarion Science fiction writers workshop. She attended the workshop in 1970 and by 1973 she won her first Nebula for the novelette "Of Mist, and Grass and Sand." This later became part of the novel Dreamsnake which won both the Hugo and Nebula. The novelette and novel both concern a female healer in a desolate primitivized venue.


Her most successful recent novel would be The Moon and the Sun. This novel won the 1997 Nebula. It tells the story of a mermaid at the court of French king Louis XIV. She has also written numerous Star Trek novels. The statue of The Little Mermaid, a monument to Hans Christian Andersen, in Copenhagen harbour. ... Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ... Star Trek collectively refers to six science fiction television series spanning 726 episodes, ten motion pictures, and hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction, all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the early- to mid-1960s. ...


 
 

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