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The Snowqueen

(1980)
(The first book in the Snow Queen series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel
This reissue of a modern classic of science fiction, the Hugo and Locus Award-winning and Nebula-nominated The Snow Queen, marks the first time the book has been reprinted in fifteen years.

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. Their only chance at surviving the change is 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.

Interstellar politics, a millennia-long secret conspiracy, and a civilization whose hidden machineries might still control the fate of worlds all form the background to this spectacular hard science fiction novel from Joan D. Vinge.

The Snow Queen Series
The Snow Queen
World's End
Summer Queen
Tangled Up In Blue

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Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A future classic ... It has the weight and texture of Dune. Hell of an achievement." - Arthur C Clarke


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Used availability for Joan D Vinge's The Snowqueen

Hardback Editions

2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-7394-5907-4 / 978-0-7394-5907-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: SFBC
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September 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-613-92385-5 / 978-0-613-92385-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
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July 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Snow Queen (Quantum science fiction)
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-283-98603-4 / 978-0-283-98603-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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March 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-385-27110-7 / 978-0-385-27110-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-8037-7739-6 / 978-0-8037-7739-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-7653-8177-X / 978-0-7653-8177-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-446-67664-0 / 978-0-446-67664-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aspect
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September 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-445-20529-6 / 978-0-445-20529-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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February 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan Vinge
ISBN: 0-440-17749-9 / 978-0-440-17749-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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December 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
ISBN: 0-7088-8075-4 / 978-0-7088-8075-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Snow Queen
Author(s): Joan D Vinge
Publisher: Tor Books
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