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The Summer Queen
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Joan D. Vinge has won two Hugo Awards, one for her novel The Snow Queen. Author of ten novels and a number of film adaptations, her books have been bestsellers here and abroad. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Vinge returns to the worlds of her Hugo Award-winning The Snow Queen , blending complex characters and mythic resonances with the sweeping grandeur of an interplanetary saga. (Dec.)

As the Summer Star ascends in the skies above the planet Tiamat, marking the end of more than a century of exploitation by the technologically advanced Hegemony, Moon Dawntreader--the Summer Queen appointed to lead her people back to their traditional ways--breaks with ancient custom, choosing instead to prepare to meet the Hegemony's inevitable return on equal terms. In this sequel to The Snow Queen (Dell, 1980), Vinge weaves a complex web of tangled love affairs, secret cabals, political intrigue, and high adventure centering around a unique woman and her visionary gift. The breadth and richness of this sf epic invite comparison with Frank Herbert's Dune and Isaac Asimov's ``Foundation Trilogy.'' Although best read in tandem with its predecessor, this masterpiece of creative world-building is a priority purchase.

"As large and splendid as its predecessor." --"Chicago Sun-Times"
"Vinge has written a book which is a true sequel to "The Snow Queen," and it's a winner. "The Summer Queen" is more complex, richer, and in the end more rewarding than" The Snow Queen." Totally satisfying. This is the kind of book that could only be science fiction: the kind of book we're all richer for having in our field." --Tom Whitmore, "Locus"
"A sequel even more successful than the works that preceded it. Given that "The Snow Queen" won the 1981 Hugo for best novel, this is high praise indeed." --"Philadelphia Inquirer"
"The long-awaited sequel to Vinge's enormous "The Snow Queen." . . . An absorbing and satisfying performance." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred)

As large and splendid as its predecessor. "Chicago Sun-Times"

Vinge has written a book which is a true sequel to "The Snow Queen," and it's a winner. "The Summer Queen" is more complex, richer, and in the end more rewarding than" The Snow Queen." Totally satisfying. This is the kind of book that could only be science fiction: the kind of book we're all richer for having in our field. "Tom Whitmore, Locus"

A sequel even more successful than the works that preceded it. Given that "The Snow Queen" won the 1981 Hugo for best novel, this is high praise indeed. "Philadelphia Inquirer"

The long-awaited sequel to Vinge's enormous "The Snow Queen." . . . An absorbing and satisfying performance. "Kirkus Reviews (starred)""


"As large and splendid as its predecessor." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Vinge has written a book which is a true sequel to The Snow Queen, and it's a winner. The Summer Queen is more complex, richer, and in the end more rewarding than The Snow Queen. Totally satisfying. This is the kind of book that could only be science fiction: the kind of book we're all richer for having in our field." --Tom Whitmore, Locus

"A sequel even more successful than the works that preceded it. Given that The Snow Queen won the 1981 Hugo for best novel, this is high praise indeed." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"The long-awaited sequel to Vinge's enormous The Snow Queen. . . . An absorbing and satisfying performance." --Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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