Joan D. Vinge

Writer from United States of America

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. Vinge's first  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Joan Vinge,Joan Carol Dennison Vinge
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Vernor Vinge
Author, Writer, Novelist


Institution From To
San Diego State University

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