History Literature / TheSnowQueenSeries

6th Dec '16 12:28:59 PM Xtifr
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''The Snow Queen Series'', by Joan D. Vinge, is a series of four books set in the far future world of the Hegemony. The first and titular book, "The Snow Queen", is a multifaceted, old-fashioned SpaceOpera cast in the form of a high-tech fairy tale, with nods to ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' and [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh Mythology]]. It won the 1981 Hugo Award for its author.

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''The The Snow Queen Series'', series, by Joan D. Vinge, is a series of four books set in the far future world of the Hegemony. The first and titular book, "The ''The Snow Queen", Queen'', is a multifaceted, old-fashioned SpaceOpera cast in the form of a high-tech fairy tale, with nods to ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' and [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh Mythology]]. It won the 1981 Hugo Award for its author.



Basically there is something for everyone in this book: feminism, adventure, romance, empire building, love triangles, exotic cultures. A sequel, "The Summer Queen", was later written, as well as two ancillary novels, World’s End and Tangled up in Blue, which fill in the plot and answer questions about what happened between the two longer books. The books were published in this order:

** The Snow Queen (1981)
** World's End (1984)
** The Summer Queen (1991)
** Tangled Up in Blue (2000)

However, the timeline of the books is as thus:

** The Snow Queen
** Tangled Up in Blue
** World's End
** The Summer Queen

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Basically there is something for everyone in this book: feminism, adventure, romance, empire building, love triangles, exotic cultures. A sequel, "The ''The Summer Queen", Queen'', was later written, as well as two ancillary novels, World’s End ''World’s End'' and Tangled ''Tangled up in Blue, Blue'', which fill in the plot and answer questions about what happened between the two longer books. The books were published in this order:

** The
order of internal chronology are:

* ''The
Snow Queen Queen'' (1981)
** World's End * ''Tangled Up in Blue'' (2000)
* ''World's End''
(1984)
** The * ''The Summer Queen Queen'' (1991)
** Tangled Up in Blue (2000)

However, the timeline of the books is as thus:

** The Snow Queen
** Tangled Up in Blue
** World's End
** The Summer Queen
3rd May '16 10:27:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: attempted by Arienrhod.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: attempted by Arienrhod.
7th Mar '16 2:16:29 PM BuccoBabe
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* DisappearedDad: Sired by an offworlder, Sparks is an adult before he ever meets his own father.
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* TheUnfavorite: Poor Tammis.
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* DaddysGirl: Arielle for Sparks [[spoiler: even after she learns he isn't her biological father.]]
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* MalignedMixedMarriage: According to Elsevier, highborn Kharemoughi look down on any Kharemoughi-offworlder relationship. This emphatically includes Elsevier's own marriage to Kharemoughi Tech TJ Aspundh: her Kharemoughi niece-by-marriage treats her with bare civility. Though Gundhalinu is not married to the Tiamatan Moon, he is scorned, and eventually even accused of treason, for falling in love with her.
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* TheWoobie: BZ Gundhalinu suffers, nobly, through a lot of undeserved crap.
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* EvilIsSexy: Arienrhod, and she is not afraid to use it.
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* AscendedExtra: BZ Gundhalinu. He has a relatively small (though plot-relevant) role in ''The Snow Queen'', providing support for [=PalaThion=] and falling in love with Moon. He goes on to become the PointOfView character and sole protagonist of ''World's End'' and one of the three leading characters of ''The Summer Queen'', and is the only character from the original book to play a major role in ''Tangled Up in Blue''.
31st Jan '16 10:33:15 AM BuccoBabe
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* CloudCuckoolander: Single-minded prospector Ang does not spend much time on planet Consensus Reality.



* EvilisSexy: Arienrhod, and she is not afraid to use it.

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* EvilisSexy: EvilIsSexy: Arienrhod, and she is not afraid to use it.



* GoingNative

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* GoingNativeGoingNative: Ngenet and [=PalaThion=], among others.



* {{Jerkass}}: Herne, and arguably [[spoiler: Sparks Dawntreader.]] Spadrin of ''World's End'' as well, along with HK and SB Gundhalinu. Herne qualifies as a JerkassWoobie before he's done, but Spadrin and SB Gundhalinu are straight-up JerkWithAHeartOfJerk.
* JunkieProphet



* {{Jerkass}}: Herne, and arguably [[spoiler: Sparks Dawntreader.]] Herne also qualifies as a JerkassWoobie before he's done.
* JunkieProphet



* SpiceofLife: Because of its youth-extending powers, The Water of Life is a hot commodity on the interstellar market.

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* SpiceofLife: SpiceOfLife: Because of its youth-extending powers, The Water of Life is a hot commodity on the interstellar market.


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* TheWoobie: BZ Gundhalinu suffers, nobly, through a lot of undeserved crap.
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