Joan D. Vinge Novelist

Joan d vinge

Joan D. Vinge ( /ˈvɪndʒi/; born 2 April 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland as Joan Carol Dennison) is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its sequels, her series about the telepath named Cat, and her Heaven's Chronicles books. Vinge studied art in college, but eventually changed to a major in anthropology, and received a B.A. degree from San Diego State University in 1971. Vinge has been married twice: first to fellow SF author Vernor Vinge, and then to SF editor James Frenkel. Vinge and Frenkel have two children, and live in Madison, Wisconsin. She has taught at the Clarion Workshop several times, both East and West. Besides writing, Vinge also makes and sells dolls. Robert A. Heinlein in part dedicated his 1982 novel Friday to Joan. On March 2, 2002, Vinge was severely injured in a car accident that left her with "minor but debilitating" brain damage that, along with her fibromyalgia, left her unable to write. She recovered to the point of being able to resume writing around the beginning of 2007 , and her first new book post-accident is the 2011 novelization of the movie Cowboys & Aliens.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 2nd, 1948
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Spouse

Education

1. San Diego State University Colleges/University

San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. It is the third-oldest university in the California State University system, and one of the oldest universities in California. SDSU has a student body of approximately 31,303 (as of the beginning of the Fall 2011 academic year) and an alumni base of more than 200,000. San Diego State University received nearly 60,000 undergraduate applications for the 2011 Fall semester. The school accepted 14,480 high school seniors and 2,748 transfers with an acceptance rate of 28.7% for the 2011 academic year.

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 145 mil. $
2010. 109 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1897
Headquarters
5500 Campanile Drive, 92182 - San Diego, California
Undergraduates
2013. 27,809
2010. 23,960
2009. 26,796
Postgraduates
2013. 4,950
2011. 4,932
2010. 5,227
Acceptance rate
2012. 31.3 %
2010. 30.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.77 K $
2011. 6.58 K $
2010. 5.21 K $
2009. 4.9 K $
2008. 3.75 K $
Official web page www.sdsu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended San Diego State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1951., Novelist
b. 1951., Novelist
b. 1956., Novelist
b. 1950., Actor
b. 1947., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1949., American Football Quarterback
b. 1950., Voice actor
b. 1951., Academic

Written work

1.Fireship

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1978. by Dell (191 pages)
1979. by Dell / SFBC (156 pages)

2.The Outcasts of Heaven Belt

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1978. by Signet Books (198 pages)
1982. by Roc (198 pages)

3.Eyes of Amber and Other Stories

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1979. by Signet Books (248 pages)

4.The Snow Queen

Science Fiction, Speculative fiction, Fantasy, Novel, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1980. by Dial Press (536 pages)
1989. by Popular Library Questar (469 pages)
1990. by The Easton Press (469 pages)
2001. by Warner Aspect (434 pages)

5.Psion

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1982. by Delacorte Press (346 pages)
1985. by Dell Laurel-Leaf (346 pages)
1996. by Grand Central Publishing (266 pages)

6.World's End

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1984. by Bluejay Books / SFBC (183 pages)
1984. by Tor Books (284 pages)
1985. by Futura Publications (230 pages)
1993. by Tor Books (284 pages)

7.Return to Oz

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1985. by Del Rey Books (214 pages)

8.Ladyhawke

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1985. by Signet Books (252 pages)
1987. by Swift (176 pages)

9.Phoenix in the Ashes

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1986. by Tor Books (278 pages)

10.Catspaw

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1988. by Grand Central Publishing (392 pages)
1989. by Popular Library Questar (454 pages)
1996. by Grand Central Publishing (464 pages)
2002. by Tor Books (409 pages)
Telepathy

11.Alien Blood

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1988. by Nelson Doubleday / SFBC (633 pages)

12.The Summer Queen

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1991. by Grand Central Publishing (670 pages)
1992. by The Easton Press (671 pages)
1992. by Warner Books / Questar (949 pages)
1992. by Warner Books / SFBC (671 pages)
2003. by Tor Books (688 pages)

13.Heaven Chronicles

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1991. by Warner Books / SFBC (275 pages)
1991. by Warner Books / Questar (275 pages)

14.Dreamfall

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. by Warner Aspect (447 pages)
1996. by The Easton Press (447 pages)
1996. by Time Warner / SFBC (447 pages)
1997. by Warner Aspect (450 pages)
2004. by Tor Books (431 pages)
Telepathy

15.Lost In Space

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1998. by Coronet (224 pages)

16.The Random House Book of Greek Myths

Children's literature, Reference
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1999. by Random House Books for Young Readers (160 pages)
Classics
Literature

17.La Reine de l'été, tome 2

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1999. by J'ai lu (378 pages)

18.Tangled up in blue

Speculative fiction, Science Fiction, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. by Tor Books (235 pages)
2001. by Tor Books (293 pages)
Adventure

Awards won

1981 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Snow Queen Science Fiction Book
World Science Fiction Society
Speculative fiction
Literature
Fiction
Novel

1981 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Snow Queen Science Fiction Book
Locus Publications
Novel
Fiction
Literature
Science Fiction

1978 Hugo Award for Best Novelette

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Eyes of Amber Short Story
World Science Fiction Society
Fiction
Fantasy
Literature
Novelette
Science Fiction

Wikipedia

Check Joan D. Vinge on wikipedia.

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