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Vonda N McIntyre

(Vonda Neel McIntyre)
USA flag (1948 - 2019)

Vonda Neel McIntyre was a U.S. science fiction author. She was one of the first successful graduates of the Clarion Science fiction writers workshop. She attended the workshop in 1970. By 1973 she had won her first Nebula Award, for the novelette "Of Mist, and Grass and Sand." This later became part of the novel Dreamsnake, which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. The novelette and novel both concern a female healer in a desolate primitivized venue. McIntyre's debut novel was The Exile Waiting which was published in 1975. Her novel Dreamsnake won the Nebula Award and Hugo Award for best novel in 1978 and her novel The Moon and the Sun won the Nebula in 1997. She has also written a number of Star Trek and Star Wars novels, including Enterprise: The First Adventure and The Entropy Effect. She wrote the novelizations of the films Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Genres: Science Fiction
   1. Starfarers (1989)
   2. Transition (1990)
   3. Metaphase (1992)
   4. Nautilus (1994)
   The Exile Waiting (1975)
   Dreamsnake (1978)
   Superluminal (1983)
   The Bride (1985)
   Barbary (1986)
   Screwtop (1989)
   The Moon and the Sun (1997)
   The Crystal Ship (1976) (with Marta Randall)
   Fireflood (1978)
   Outcasts (2013)
Anthologies edited
   Aurora: Beyond Equality (1976) (with Susan Janice Anderson)
Novellas and Short Stories
Omnibus editions
Series contributed to
Star Trek : Movies
   2. The Wrath of Khan (1982)
   3. The Search for Spock (1984)
   4. The Voyage Home (1986)
Anthologies containing stories by Vonda N McIntyre
Short stories
The End's Beginning
The Genius Freaks
Only at Night
Recourse, Inc.
Screwtop [short story]
The Straining Your Eyes Through the Viewscreen Blues
Wings (1973)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Mountains of Sunset, the Mountains of Dawn (1974)
Aztecs (1977)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Dreamsnake (excerpt) (1978)
Fireflood [short story] (1979)Hugo (nominee)
Elfleda (1981)
Transit (1983)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Malheur Maar (1989)
Steelcollar Worker (1992)
The Moon and the Sun (excerpt) (1998)

Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1974) : Wings
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1974) : Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1974) : Wings
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Exile Waiting
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1978) : Aztecs
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1978) : Aztecs
Hugo Best Novel winner (1979) : Dreamsnake
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1979) : Dreamsnake
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1980) : Fireflood [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1984) : Transit
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1998) : The Moon and the Sun

Vonda N McIntyre recommends
The Last Good Man (2017)
Linda Nagata
"The Last Good Man is a compelling and subversive novel, told by unique characters, especially True Brighton: sympathetic, prickly, determined, all too human. Linda Nagata has impressive insights into technological advances and their potential effects.... It was a privilege to read TLGM before its publication."
Absalom's Mother and Other Stories (2007)
Louise Marley
"Spirited and spiritual."
The Many-Coloured Land (1981)
(Pliocene Exiles, book 1)
Julian May
"Vivid...I stayed up two nights running to finish it. The book grips the reader and doesn't let go."
Islandia (1942)
Austin Tappan Wright
"Reading ISLANDIA is like visiting another country, one I would love to visit and might even consider living in. The world-building of Austin Tappan Wright drew me in and kept me entranced for 1000 pages. This is one of the very few novels that I revisit and reread, one of the few I've gone out looking for in a first edition. The characters are complex and endearing. The style is leisurely. There really is a plot, honest. But the book doesn't depend on the plot. It depends on the exploration of a different society and the interactions of its people with a young and naive American."

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