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Book Review: The Snow Queen by: Joan D. Vinge

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

WARNING! CONTAINS SPOILERS

The Snow Queen was released in 1980, but since I was just eight at the time, I never read it before now. It was never on my reading list because, frankly, I never had anyone recommend it as something that I should read. But, several months ago I came across it and added it to my pile of books to read.

The science fiction novel takes place on the worlds ruled by the Hegemony. In particular, one called Tiamat. The natives of this world are kept in a relative state of technological limbo by the Hegemony with technology only existing on the world during the reign of the “Winters” when the planet is able to be accessed through interstellar travel. When the gates close and the “Summers” take over, all technology is removed from the planet or destroyed until the gate reopens, and the “Winters” regain control.

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Five Writing Goals For Today

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Every day i come up with a list of items i want to accomplish before the end of the day. Today is no different. Five things I want to accomplish:

1. Prepare another chapter of Under the Darkened Moon for its live read edit.
2. Find at least one new agent who reps fantasy to my query list. Read more…

Currently reading – The Snow Queen

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

I’m listening to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge on #Audible for #Android. Get the app free: http://audible.com/wireless @audible_com