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Vonda N. McIntyre


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This is a brief discussion of Vonda N. McIntyre and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by McIntyre.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by McIntyre: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales McIntyre tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and McIntyre worthy; in sum, to help you rank Vonda N. McIntyre (and the works by McIntyre listed here) on your personal literary to do list.


A Few Words About Vonda N. McIntyre

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the Other Resources section below will lead you to some information about the Notable Books listed farther down this page.

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Other Vonda N. McIntyre Resources

Vonda N. McIntyre Resources on the Web

First off is Vonda N. McIntyre - Home Page, which was her own site. Following that—and perhaps well ahead of it in critical utility—is the essay Changing Regimes: Vonda N. McIntyre’s Parodic Astrofuturism [archived copy] by De Witt Douglas Kilgore at Science Fiction Studies. And, as usual, the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction has a useful entry, McIntyre, Vonda N.

This McIntyre biography is a nice supplement to the brief notes on her own site.

There were also several obituaries, offering some further notes; those include:

Naturally, there are numerous one-off reviews of particular McIntyre books (notably of Dreamsnake); for those, Google Is Your Friend.

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Vonda N. McIntyre Resources in Print

I could find none.

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Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Vonda N. McIntyre **

(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)

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