The Snow Queen Author:Joan D. Vinge The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the slaughter of the sea mers. But soon the galactic stargate will close, isolating Tiamat, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. All is not lost if Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt Snow Queen, can destroy destiny with an act of g... more »enocide.
"I think it is a future classic--I was extremely impressed. . . . It has the weight and texture of Dune. Hell of an achievement." --Arthur C. Clarke
"Joan Vinge's Snow Queen is a book I wish I'd written . . . a splendid novel." --Anne McCaffrey, author of The White Dragon« less