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The Snow Queen - Joan D. Vinge
The Snow Queen
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The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the slaughter of the sea mers. But soon the galactic stargate will close, isolating Tiamat, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. All is not lost if Arienrhod, the ageless,... show more
The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the slaughter of the sea mers. But soon the galactic stargate will close, isolating Tiamat, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. All is not lost if Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt Snow Queen, can destroy destiny with an act of genocide. Arienrhod is not without competition as Moon, a young Summer-tribe sibyl, and the nemesis of the Snow Queen, battles to break a conspiracy that spans space.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446676649 (0446676640)
ASIN: 446676640
Publisher: Aspect
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: The Snow Queen Cycle (#1)
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4.0 The Snow Queen / Joan D. Vinge
The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the slaughter of the sea mers. But soon the galactic stargate will close, isolating Tiamat, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. All is not lost if Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt S...
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5.0 Review: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Imagine a mixture of Han Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, Celtic/Welsh mythology (which I talked about here), the changing and turning of the year; now add in the science fiction and space opera sensibilities of Frank Herbert's Dune, with a dash of Star Wars, and finish it off with Joan D. V...
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4.0 The Snow Queen
This was difficult to follow at first. Once I got into it however, it swept me away.
All the Time in the World
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4.0 The Snow Queen
Nothing I have tried to write comes even close to capturing this delightful book. The only comparison I can come up with (solely in terms of the blend of fantasy and science fiction) is Robert Silverberg's Lord Valentine's Castle - a degenerate society that uses technology left over from a legendar...
Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it
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This book took me as long to read as Infinite Jest.That's saying something, right there.
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