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Vonda N McIntyre


(Vonda Neel McIntyre)
USA (1948 - )

Vonda Neel McIntyre is a U.S. science fiction author. She is 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.
 
Series
StarfarersTransitionMetaphaseNautilus
 
Series contributed to
The Entropy EffectThe Wrath of Khan: Star Trek IIThe Search for Spock: Star Trek III
 
The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV
 
Enterprise: The First AdventureDuty, Honor, Redemption
 
The Crystal Star
 
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004
 
Anthologies edited
Aurora: Beyond Equality (1976) (with Susan Janice Anderson)
Aurora: Beyond Equality
 
Anthologies containing stories by Vonda N McIntyre
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3Nebula Award Stories 9AlternitiesThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 7
The Best of AnalogThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 9Nebula Winners 14Nebula Winners 15
Unicorns!The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to ForeverGreat Science Fiction of the 20th CenturyFull Spectrum 2
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual RealityThe Norton Book of Science FictionWomen of WonderSherlock Holmes in Orbit
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by WomenNebula Awards 33
 
Short stories
The End's Beginning
The Genius Freaks
Only at Night
Recourse, Inc.
Screwtop [short story]
Spectra
The Straining Your Eyes Through the Viewscreen Blues
Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand (1973)Nebula
Wings (1973)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Mountains of Sunset, the Mountains of Dawn (1974)
Aztecs (1977)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Dreamsnake (excerpt) (1978)
Fireflood [short story] (1979)Hugo (nominee)
Elfleda (1981)
Transit (1983)Nebula (nominee)
Malheur Maar (1989)
Steelcollar Worker (1992)
The Adventure of the Field Theorems (1995)
The Moon and the Sun (excerpt) (1998)


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


Vonda N McIntyre recommends
Islandia
Islandia (1942)
Austin 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."
The Many-Coloured Land
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."
Absalom's Mother and Other Stories
Absalom's Mother and Other Stories (2007)
Louise Marley
"Spirited and spiritual."



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