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by Joan D. Vinge


Joan D. Vinge (born 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. Books by Joan D. Vinge.

Joan D. Vinge

Joan D. Vinge (born Joan Carol Dennison) is an American science fiction author

Joan D.

Eyes of Amber" is a science fiction short story by American writer Joan D. It was first published as the cover story for the June 1977 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. When bandit queen T'uupieh - a native of Titan - discovers a human space probe, she thinks it is a supernatural entity, and brings it with her to serve as an advisor

EYES OF AMBER Joan D. The beggar woman shuffled up the silent evening street to the rear of Lord Chwiul's town house.

EYES OF AMBER Joan D. She hesitated, peering up at the softly glowing towers, then clawed at the watchman's arm. "A word with you, masterтАФ" "Don't touch me, hag!" The guard raised his spear butt in disgust. A deft foot kicked free of the rags and snagged him off balance. He found himself sprawled on his back in the spring melt, the spear tip dropping toward his belly, guided by a new set of hands. He gaped, speechless.

minor cover and spine creasing, writing inside front cover, light page tanning By Joan D Vinge. The pictures shown are of the actual book. See all 2 pre-owned listings.

Books by Joan D. The Outcasts of Heaven's Belt. Eyes of Amber and Other Stories (collection). all at once the whiteness of the street seemed to shimmer and re-form as endless fields of snow. A mirage, a hallucination

Books by Joan D. Worlds's End. Phoenixin the Ashes (collection). A mirage, a hallucination. I've seen it a hundred times. You'd think a sane man would be able to put it out of his mind, after so long. I hunched my shoulders, feeling a chill as I went on through the gate.

Eyes of Amber (stories). Joan D. Vinge's novelette "Eyes of Amber" is reprinted in New Women of Wonder

Eyes of Amber (stories). by Joan D. Vinge Science Fiction & Fantasy ISBN: 0451132319 Global Overview for this book. This book contains several intriguing stories, including one of my favourite love stories, "Tin Soldier. Each story has an afterword that explains something of how the author came to write the story. The collection coatains - "Eyes of Amber" - "To Bell the Cat" - "View from a Height" - "Media Man" - "The Crystal Ship" - "Tin Soldier". Vinge's novelette "Eyes of Amber" is reprinted in New Women of Wonder. Vinge's story "Tin Soldier" is reprinted in More Women of Wonder.

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Her story Eyes of Amber won the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novelette, and her novel THE SNOW QUEEN . Vinge, Ladyhawke. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

Her story Eyes of Amber won the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novelette, and her novel THE SNOW QUEEN won the 1981 Hugo Award for Best SF Novel. Joan has been nominated for several other Hugo and Nebula awards, as well as for the John W. Campbell New Writer Award. PSION was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.

Eyes of Amber and Other Stories epub download

ISBN13: 978-0354047470

ISBN: 0354047477

Author: Joan D. Vinge

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd; First British Edition edition (July 16, 1981)

Pages: 256 pages

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Rating: 4.2

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Levaq
I would classify myself as a Joan Vinge fan. I've read as much of her work as I can get my hands on, which unfortunately isn't much. For original work, she is not very prolific, and many of these are out of print. Thank goodness for Amazon's used marketplace.

This collection is among her best, as good as Snow Queen. "Eyes of Amber" won her first Hugo, and it is an incredible story. A great foreward by Vinge explains that the story was written very quickly for a particular issue of Aasimov's, and it has the feeling of raw and unclean inspiration, tossing together like a salad the ideas of an alien race that speaks in music and an alien race that has not developed anything resembling human morality.

"Tin Soldier," her first published piece, is also included in this collection. It is not as complex as her later works, but it is a sweet and well-paced love story in a world where women are the ruling class. Also noteworthy is "To Bell the Cat," a story that attempts to create a completely alien but understandable race. It is rare enough to see aliens that are not bipedal in modern sci-fi, it is fascinating to read someone trying to create aliens that are not even animal, in the earthly sense.

Can't wait to pick up her other collections!
Levaq
I would classify myself as a Joan Vinge fan. I've read as much of her work as I can get my hands on, which unfortunately isn't much. For original work, she is not very prolific, and many of these are out of print. Thank goodness for Amazon's used marketplace.

This collection is among her best, as good as Snow Queen. "Eyes of Amber" won her first Hugo, and it is an incredible story. A great foreward by Vinge explains that the story was written very quickly for a particular issue of Aasimov's, and it has the feeling of raw and unclean inspiration, tossing together like a salad the ideas of an alien race that speaks in music and an alien race that has not developed anything resembling human morality.

"Tin Soldier," her first published piece, is also included in this collection. It is not as complex as her later works, but it is a sweet and well-paced love story in a world where women are the ruling class. Also noteworthy is "To Bell the Cat," a story that attempts to create a completely alien but understandable race. It is rare enough to see aliens that are not bipedal in modern sci-fi, it is fascinating to read someone trying to create aliens that are not even animal, in the earthly sense.

Can't wait to pick up her other collections!
Talrajas
A short story collection by the fab Ms. Vinge, I'd never read it so I picked it up. It's old stuff. Some of the stories were so beautiful they made me cry. Every time she creates a character, the person is so realistic and multi-layered that it just doesn't even matter to me if what they're doing is interesting; I just care about her people so much that they could sit around drinking tea and it'd be interesting. I loved the story about the woman who spends her life heading farther and farther away from her home hurtling through space, and with every passing year it's going to take longer and longer to receive and send communications to home until it's completely impossible . . . wow. Just wow.
Talrajas
A short story collection by the fab Ms. Vinge, I'd never read it so I picked it up. It's old stuff. Some of the stories were so beautiful they made me cry. Every time she creates a character, the person is so realistic and multi-layered that it just doesn't even matter to me if what they're doing is interesting; I just care about her people so much that they could sit around drinking tea and it'd be interesting. I loved the story about the woman who spends her life heading farther and farther away from her home hurtling through space, and with every passing year it's going to take longer and longer to receive and send communications to home until it's completely impossible . . . wow. Just wow.
Reddefender
Ms. Vinge is a very talented writer, and this collection proves the point. The title story is just so wildly inventive, it's hard to imagine how the authoress came up with the idea. Set on Titan, the large moon of Saturn, the unbelievably alien culture is so unlike human society, it's incredible. Or is it so different after all? It's a real treat, and you'll remember the story for a long time.

Another excellent story is "The Crystal Ship", an extremely well-written story about a decadent society that has lost its way in a haze of drug use and the Star Well, which may be a method of transportation, or a one-way trip to death.

Other noteworthy stories in the collection include "View from a Height" about a sort-of solitary trip in a space ship, and "Media Man".

Highly Recommended.
Reddefender
Ms. Vinge is a very talented writer, and this collection proves the point. The title story is just so wildly inventive, it's hard to imagine how the authoress came up with the idea. Set on Titan, the large moon of Saturn, the unbelievably alien culture is so unlike human society, it's incredible. Or is it so different after all? It's a real treat, and you'll remember the story for a long time.

Another excellent story is "The Crystal Ship", an extremely well-written story about a decadent society that has lost its way in a haze of drug use and the Star Well, which may be a method of transportation, or a one-way trip to death.

Other noteworthy stories in the collection include "View from a Height" about a sort-of solitary trip in a space ship, and "Media Man".

Highly Recommended.