Left Bank Books
Join Great Novels of the 22nd Century for a reading group discussion of The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge!
A vast, epic reworking of the fairy tale, Vinge's Hugo-winning novel follows the fortunes of Moon and Sparks, cousins friends lovers, rustic inhabitants of Tiamat, a world with a centuries long winter-summer cycle and a culture whipsawed between them, with the Winters ruling during the ice-bound dark times when the world is cut off from the interstellar Hegemony and its trade. Arienrhod, the current Winter Queen, plans to extend her reign by a subversion of tradition, seeding the Summers with her own clone embryos so the next Winter Queen after summer will be her own genetic self. But nothing ever goes as planned and Moon, the clone heir, resists her intended destiny.
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