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Vonda N. McIntyre (1948–2019)

Autor(a) de Dreamsnake

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About the Author

Vonda Neel McIntyre was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 28, 1948. She received a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Washington in 1970 and studied genetics there as a postgraduate until ending her studies in 1971. In 1973, her short story, Of Mist, Grass, and Sand, won a mostrar mais Nebula Award for best novelette. Her novel, Dreamsnake, won a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award in 1978. She wrote five Star Trek novels including The Entropy Effect and Enterprise: The First Adventure. Her other novels included Curve of the World and The Moon and the Sun, which won a Nebula Award in 1997. She died from pancreatic cancer on April 1, 2019 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Vonda N. McIntyre

Dreamsnake (1978) 1,872 cópias
The Crystal Star (1994) 1,789 cópias
Enterprise: The First Adventure (1986) 1,212 cópias
The Entropy Effect (1981) 925 cópias
The Moon and the Sun (1997) 805 cópias
Starfarers (1989) 603 cópias
The Exile Waiting (1975) 463 cópias
Transition (1991) 383 cópias
Superluminal (1983) 315 cópias
Metaphase (1992) 287 cópias
Fireflood and Other Stories (1979) 285 cópias
Barbary (1986) 250 cópias
Nautilus (1994) 207 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 (2004) — Editor — 77 cópias
The Starfarers Quartet (1993) 56 cópias
Aurora: Beyond Equality (1976) — Editor — 51 cópias
Duty, Honor, Redemption (2004) 44 cópias
The Bride (1656) 39 cópias
Star Trek - die Anfänge (2002) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Screwtop [short fiction] (1976) 15 cópias
Little Faces (2005) 12 cópias
Aztecs [novella] (1977) 7 cópias
Wings [short story] (1973) 6 cópias
Elfleda [short story] (1981) 4 cópias
Little Sisters (2015) 4 cópias
Fireflood [novelette] (1979) 4 cópias
Spectra (1972) 3 cópias
Looking for Satan [novella] (1981) 3 cópias
The Broken Dome [novelette] (1978) 2 cópias
Mispring 2 cópias
Only at Night [short story] (1971) 2 cópias
Outcasts three stories (2012) 2 cópias
Diamond Craters 1 exemplar(es)
Steelcollar Worker 1 exemplar(es)
Loue soit l'exil (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
ENTERPRISE 2 CST (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Cages {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
Loué soit l'exil (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Flyers (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Dreamsnake [excerpt] 1 exemplar(es)
Fireflood 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Shadows of Sanctuary (1981) — Contribuinte — 947 cópias
Lythande (1986) — Contribuinte — 825 cópias
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Contribuinte — 767 cópias
Women of Wonder (1975) — Contribuinte — 332 cópias
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (1995) — Contribuinte — 243 cópias
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuinte — 234 cópias
Unicorns! (1982) — Contribuinte — 223 cópias
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
Nebula Award Stories 11 (1976) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
Interfaces (1980) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
Nebula Award Stories 9 (1974) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
The Best of the Nebulas (1989) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures by and About Women (2001) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 (1974) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Full Spectrum 2 (1990) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 (1978) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
Nebula Winners Fourteen (1980) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
Nebula Winners Thirteen (1980) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9 (1980) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Orbit 12 (1973) — Autor — 102 cópias
Nebula Awards 33 (1999) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Orbit 11 (1972) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Returning My Sister's Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice (2009) — Introdução, algumas edições89 cópias
Nebula Winners Fifteen (1981) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
The Best of Analog (1978) — Autor — 84 cópias
Future power: A science fiction anthology (1976) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Clarion (1971) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Brewing Fine Fiction (2010) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2016 Edition (2016) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Beyond Grimm: Tales Newly Twisted (2012) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (2016) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Clarion SF (1977) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Book View Café Anthology (2017) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
The Alien Condition (1973) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Quark/4 (1971) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
New Dimensions 12 (1981) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Generation: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction (1972) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Alternities (1974) — Contribuinte, algumas edições31 cópias
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars (2013) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 4 (1981) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Dragon Lords and Warrior Women (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Exotic Worlds (1984) — Autor, algumas edições14 cópias
More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance (2017) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
A View from the Edge (1977) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Kopernikus 8 (1982) — Contribuinte, algumas edições8 cópias
The Infinite Web (1977) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Between the Darkness and the Fire (1998) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Across the Spectrum (2013) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction November 1979 (1979) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Venture Science Fiction February 1970 (1970) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
New Dimensions No. 13 (1982) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype (1989) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls (2009) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Passionate Café (2010) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Infinity plus two (2002) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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Found: A healer who uses snake venom em Name that Book (Julho 2021)
Vonda N. McIntyre 1948-2019 em Science Fiction Fans (Abril 2019)


This is the kind of book, that in the wrong hands could have been a very boring and uninteresting read. Writing about Versailles and court life is hard to make interesting. I feel like if you are not entirely familiar with the historical context and the intricacies of court politics that some interactions might not read very well, but if you are familiar, the balancing act of emotionally affecting character work with real history is incredibly impressive. This book follows the exploits of a naive girl, Marie-Josephe, who comes to the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV to visit her brother, Yves from the French colony of Martinique. Yves is a Jesuit Priest, who has captured a mermaid for the Sun King. Why does the Sun King want or need a mermaid? He is dying, and he thinks eating the mermaid will be the key to gaining immortality. Everyone assumes that the mermaid is an unthinking beast, but Marie-Josephe realizes that her brother has committed a grave mistake, that the mermaid can understand and talk to her with song. One of the things I think is kind of clever in this book is the idea of cages within cages. The Sun King famously kept the aristocracy under his thumb using the trappings of Versailles, just as the mermaid cannot escape its cage, just as many other characters including Marie-Josephe are trying to escape their respective cages.… (mais)
kittyfoyle | outras 33 resenhas | Jan 30, 2024 |
A collection of the author's shorter fiction, including the story which became chapter one of her novel, Dreamsnake, which I have previously reviewed. Quite a few of the stories involve the misuse of genetically altered humans or in one case, dolphins, by humans for often negative ends. A couple are about a winged species and the relationship of a younger and older individual. Most involve relationships sometimes across what amounts to a species barrier.

The best, apart from 'Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand', the Dreamsnake story, is the final story 'Aztecs' about the sacrifice which people who want to become pilots of interstellar craft - the ones who are able to stay awake during transit when even the ordinary crew have to go into stasis or die - sometimes have to make.

I found the tone of the collection on the whole rather downbeat. On the whole a balancing out into a 3-star read.
… (mais)
kitsune_reader | outras 4 resenhas | Nov 23, 2023 |
Set on the same post-apocalypse Earth as the author's novel Dreamsnake, this takes the reader inside the closed community of Center which was briefly encountered in that other novel (which I think was published after this one, but I've read them out of order). Center is the only technological society left on the planet and is the port of call for starships from the Sphere - the colonised worlds which have left Earth behind as a ruined backwater apart from traders who come to sell goods which cannot be obtained otherwise. Part of the story is told through the journal of a half Japanese young man who accompanies a dying navigator who wants to return to her home planet - he is sceptical that she could really have been born there, but with FTL (faster than light) travel, it is theoretically possible that she left Earth long ago. The rest concerns Mischa, a young thief who is also a kind of telepath - more like an empath really, as she senses the emotions of others.

Center is a dysfunctional society which features slavery and the deliberate maiming of children to turn them into beggars. The economy depends heavily on space travellers and also the caravaneers who travel over the desert to bring their goods in the season when the destructive sandstorms do not blow. It is run by hereditary families who control key aspects such as the nuclear power plant which provides the lighting etc - Center is a huge underground bunker, built into a cave system - and the trade with outsiders.

Mischa wants to leave Earth, taking her elder brother Chris who brought her up but is now a drug addict and depends on her to pay his tribute to their uncle. Their uncle forces Mischa to steal by using their sister Gemmie, a kind of destructive telepath who is able to 'call' in Mischa and Chris, and keep screaming until they have to give in. Because of Gemmie, it has been impossible to escape Center. When Mischa tries to appeal to the head of the family which deals with access to the space visitors, she is treated as a criminal and flogged. Then, during the sandstorm season, a ship lands - the one on which the space navigator and her young escort are passengers. Two beings, Subone and Subtwo, lead the raiders also onboard: they are the results of an experiment in which they were trained and linked mentally - now they are starting to grow apart in character, with Subone probably having murdered the experimenter.

The two sub "brothers" try to take over Center but soon discover the complexities of Center society and the need to keep the various families onboard. Subone takes to the decadence wholeheartedly whereas Subtwo is repelled by it although he becomes obsessed with the administrator of the space-dealing family: a slave whose only official name is Madame and whom he dreams of freeing. Meanwhile Mischa hopes to apply to the subs with more success, but falls foul of the growing split between them, Subone's violent nature, and Subtwo's reluctance to cut ties with him.

I first read this book years ago and enjoyed it, but I found it disappointing this time around. None of the characters seem well developed, perhaps because there are so many of them and it is quite a short book by modern standards. A big chunk is an extended chase sequence through the cave systems, which is not very interesting. Mischa is a bit of a Mary Sue character: when she is briefly given some education, she turns out to be a maths genius, for example. Certain things happen which are extremely convenient but remove conflict from the story; not what you would normally want in a novel. I didn't find the Center way of life particularly convincing. And I was hoping for an explanation of a puzzling sequence in Dreamsnake where the Center man who communicates with the characters in that story goes beserk when they mention that they want to clone Dreamsnakes as if there was a big backstory that was covered in this novel - but there is nothing about either cloning or any kind of snake, so his objection remains a mystery. So I can only really rate this at 2 stars.
… (mais)
kitsune_reader | outras 5 resenhas | Nov 23, 2023 |



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