Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019)

Vonda N. McIntyre died on April 1, peacefully at her home in Seattle, at the age of 70. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer, discovered when she was hospitalized with jaundice in early February during the snowy weather.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1948, Vonda Neel McIntyre began writing in the 1960s, publishing her first story in 1970. She came to the forefront with short stories, amongst them ‘Wings’ (1973), ‘The Mountains of Sunset, the Mountains of Dawn’ (1974), ‘Aztecs’ (1977), ‘Fireflood’ (1979), ‘Transit’ (1983), ‘Malheaur Maar’ (1989) and ‘Steelcollar Worker’ (1992). Her Nebula Award-winning short story 'Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand' was expanded into the novel Dreamsnake, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards.

A fuller obituary appeared in The Guardian, Monday, 8 April 2019. It can be found online here.

The Exile Waiting (Garden City, New York, Nelson Doubleday, 1975; revised, London, Victor Gollacz, 1976)
Pan Books 0330-25295-x, (Feb) 1978, 236pp, 75p.
---- [2nd imp.] n.d. (May 1987), 236pp, £2.95. Cover by Michael Embden

Dreamsnake (Boston, Massachusetts, Houghton Mifflin, 1978)
Pan Books 0330-25863-x, (Oct) 1979, 287pp, 95p. Cover by George Underwood
Gollancz/VGSF 0575-04497-7, (Jun) 1989, 313pp, £3.50. Cover by Brian Salmon
Jo Fletcher Books 978-0857-05426-5, (Feb) 2016, 288pp, £8.99.

The Entropy Effect (New York, Pocket Books, 1981)
Orbit 0708-88083-5, (Oct) 1981, 224pp, £1.25. Cover by Wayne  Barlowe (rpts New York, Pocket Books/Timescape, Jun 1981)
Titan Books 1852-86073-1, Nov 1988, 219pp, £2.95. Cover (as above)

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (New York, Pocket Books, 1982)
Futura 0708-88095-9, (Jul) 1982, 223pp, £1.25.
Titan Books 1852-86071-5, (Sep) 1988, 223pp, £2.95/

Superluminal (Boston, Massachusetts, Houghton Mifflin, 1983)
New English Library 0450-05890-5, (Jul) 1986, 298pp, £2.50

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (New York, Pocket Books, 1984)
Panther 0586-06442-7, (Aug) 1984, 287pp, £1.95.

The Bride (New York, Dell Books, 1985)
(no UK paperback)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (New York, Pocket Books, 1986)
Grafton 0586-07318-3, 1987, 274, £2.50.

Star Trek: Enterprise: The First Adventure (New York, Pocket Books, 1986)
Grafton 0586-07321-3, (Apr) 1987, 371pp, £2.95. Cover by Boris Vallejo
---- [reprinted six times]
Voyager 0586-07321-3, 1995, £4.99. Cover (same as above)

Barbary (Boston, Massachusetts, Houghton Mifflin, 1986)
(no UK paperback)

Starfarers (New York, Ace Books, 1989)
(no UK paperback)

Transition (New York, Ace Books, 1991)
Big Engine 1903-46816-7, 2002, £9.99.

Metaphase (New York, Ace Books, 1991)
(no UK paperback)

Nautilus (New York, Ace Books, 1994)
(no UK paperback)

Star Wars: The Crystal Star (New York, Pocket Books, 1994)
Bantam Books 0553-40878-x, (Nov) 1995, 352pp, £5.99. Cover by Drew Struzan

The Moon and the Sun (New York, Pocket Books, 1997)
Jo Fletcher Books 978-0857-05424-1, (Jul) 2015, 448pp, £8.99.


Fireflood and Other Stories (Boston, Massachusetts, Houghton Mifflin, 1979)
Pan Books 0330-26537-7, (Nov) 1982, 256pp, £1.95. Cover by Chris Achilleos
---- [2nd imp.] n.d., £2.50


Aurora: Beyond Equality, with Susan J. Anderson (Greenwich, Connecticut, Fawcett Gold Medal, 1976)
(no UK paperback)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 (New York, Penguin/Roc, 2004)
(no UK paperback)

1 comment:

  1. I wrote my degree thesis on her work, back in the day. She will be missed.



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