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* ExoticExtendedMarriage: The Starfarer series has at least one married triad (Victoria Fraser [=MacKenzie=], Stephen Thomas Gregory, and Satoshi Lono).

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* ExoticExtendedMarriage: The Starfarer series has at least one married triad (Victoria Fraser [=MacKenzie=], Stephen Thomas Gregory, and Satoshi Lono).Lono) which previously contained a fourth partner. Partnership marriages also show up in some of her Franchise/StarTrek novels.



* MasterOfYourDomain: In the ''Starfarers'' quartet, some biofeedback ability, including the ability to render oneself temporarily sterile by altering the temperature of one's genitalia, is standard for most adults.

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* MasterOfYourDomain: In the ''Starfarers'' quartet, some biofeedback ability, including the ability to render oneself temporarily sterile by altering the temperature of one's genitalia, is standard for most adults. The same concept is mentioned in ''Literature/{{Dreamsnake}}''


But maybe you're here to hear about the media franchise tie-ins. Yes, she wrote a novel based on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', called ''The Entropy Effect'', and it was popular enough that she was hired to do the {{novelization}}s of several of the Star Trek movies: ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', and ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''. She is also responsible for giving Ensign Sulu of the original series his first name, Hikaru--until then, he'd simply been "Sulu". She also wrote an early Franchise/StarWars novel, ''Literature/TheCrystalStar''.

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But maybe you're here to hear about the media franchise tie-ins. Yes, she wrote a novel based on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', called ''The Entropy Effect'', and it was popular enough that she was hired to do the {{novelization}}s of several of the Star Trek movies: ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', and ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''. She is also responsible for giving Ensign Sulu of the original series his first name, Hikaru--until then, he'd simply been "Sulu". She also wrote an early Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novel, ''Literature/TheCrystalStar''.


Her novel ''The Moon and the Sun'' was adapted for a movie ''Film/TheKingsDaughter'', which became trapped in DevelopmentHell.

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Her novel ''The Moon and the Sun'' was adapted for a movie ''Film/TheKingsDaughter'', which became trapped in DevelopmentHell.
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Vonda N. [=McIntyre=] is an American science fiction writer best known for her award-winning novel ''Literature/{{Dreamsnake}}'' and her various novels set in the Franchise/StarTrek and Franchise/StarWars universes.

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Vonda N. [=McIntyre=] is (1948-2019) was an American science fiction writer best known for her award-winning novel ''Literature/{{Dreamsnake}}'' and her various novels set in the Franchise/StarTrek and Franchise/StarWars universes.



Her novel ''The Moon and the Sun'' was adapted for the 2017 movie ''Film/TheKingsDaughter''.

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Her novel ''The Moon and the Sun'' was adapted for the 2017 a movie ''Film/TheKingsDaughter''.
''Film/TheKingsDaughter'', which became trapped in DevelopmentHell.



In her spare time, she contributes to the [[https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/when-art-meets-science-hyberbolic-crochet-coral-reef Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef]]

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In her spare time, she contributes contributed to the [[https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/when-art-meets-science-hyberbolic-crochet-coral-reef Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef]]


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* MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop: A short story depicts Earth as having exactly two species: humanity and a plant that can be processed into literally ''anything'' imaginable -- food, construction, fuel, and everything else. What happened to everything else? Humanity essentially exterminated every other species, ''down to the microflora'', so the plant would never have any competition. We then dutifully recorded every genome and proceeded to sit on them with no intention of ever using the data, leaving humanity alone with the plant.



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* ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' series (short story "Looking for Satan")



* CrapsackOnlyByComparison: The ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' short story "Looking for Satan". A group of people come to Sanctuary and find it appalling. This is not so unusual (Sanctuary is a WretchedHive after all) but the reason is that the place they come from is idyllic: everyone lives together without jealousy or greed and with a FreeLoveFuture orientation.



* WelcomeToTheBigCity: Her Literature/ThievesWorld short story "Looking for Satan". 4 naive Northerners encounter the rough and crude denizens of the city of Sanctuary. One local tries to hire a female party member as a prostitute, and another woman is almost raped and murdered when she goes out alone.


* ComicBookFantasyCasting: McIntyre has gone on record as stating that Satoshi Lono from the ''Starfarers'' series would look like a young Creator/GeorgeTakei.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: McIntyre [=McIntyre=] has gone on record as stating that Satoshi Lono from the ''Starfarers'' series would look like a young Creator/GeorgeTakei.


* ComicBookFantasyCasting: McIntyre has gone on record as stating that Satoshi Lono from the ''Starfarers'' series would look like a young Creator/GeorgeTakei.



* ExoticExtendedMarriage: The Starfarer series has at least one married triad.

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* BizarreAlienReproduction: The ''Starfarer'' series has the [[StarfishAliens squidmoths]]. The juveniles exchange gamete packets with each other and keep the packets they receive (the packets can stay fresh for a ''long'' time). At some point the juvenile consciously chooses to undergo a metamorphosis, consumes the collected gamete packets, lays fertile eggs, and dies.

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* CessationOfExistence: In ''The Exile Waiting'' a character learns that this is what happens after death, through being telepathically linked to someone at the time of their death.
* ChivalrousPervert: Lucien de Barenton, Count de Chretien, in ''The Moon and the Sun''. A sharp-witted, cosmopolitan seventeenth-century aristocrat with a colorful love life, who respects all of his girlfriends as people [[spoiler: and eventually [[LadykillerInLove settles down with the heroine.]] ]]


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* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: The short story "Aztecs" (later incorporated into ''Superluminal'') had a variation where the subjective measurement of time was affected; people conscious through the trip tended to die of old age. Passengers were thus kept in [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] for the trip to keep them safe. For the captain, however, the trick is to ensure the captain has no method of marking the passage of time. No clocks, and the captain has to have his [[BodyHorror heart removed and replaced with a quiet rotary pump]], ensuring they have no heartbeat they can use to measure time with. Most captains keep the ashes of their own hearts to remind them of the permanency of this... hence the title of the original short story.


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* RenaissanceMan: Marie-Josephe Delacroix in ''The Moon and the Sun'' is a Renaissance ''woman''--her areas of expertise include mathematics, "natural philosophy" (i.e., natural sciences), and music. She can also draw reasonably well, which is a very useful ability for a scientifically inclined person to have in the days before photography.

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* ''Enterprise: The First Adventure'' (1986, Star Trek novel)


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* ExoticEquipment: The "[[OurMermaidsAreDifferent divers]]" (which appear in several of her works): The men have internal testes and a retractable penis, mainly for the sake of streamlining.

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Vonda N. [=McIntyre=] is an American science fiction writer best known for her award-winning novel ''Literature/{{Dreamsnake}}'' and her various novels set in the Franchise/StarTrek and Franchise/StarWars universes.

Like most genre writers in the seventies, [=McIntyre=] started with short fiction. She won her first UsefulNotes/NebulaAward in 1973, two years before publishing her first novel, ''The Exile Waiting.'' She later adapted that award-winning short, "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand", into a novel called ''Dreamsnake''. Initially rejected by her publisher, the novel went on to win both another Nebula ''and'' a {{UsefulNotes/Hugo|Award}}, making her only the third woman to have won the Hugo.

But maybe you're here to hear about the media franchise tie-ins. Yes, she wrote a novel based on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', called ''The Entropy Effect'', and it was popular enough that she was hired to do the {{novelization}}s of several of the Star Trek movies: ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', and ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''. She is also responsible for giving Ensign Sulu of the original series his first name, Hikaru--until then, he'd simply been "Sulu". She also wrote an early Franchise/StarWars novel, ''Literature/TheCrystalStar''.

Her novel ''The Moon and the Sun'' was adapted for the 2017 movie ''Film/TheKingsDaughter''.

In addition to writing, she was also co-editor of an anthology of feminist SF called ''Aurora: Beyond Equality'', and a founder of the west coast branch of the famous Clarion writers workshop. Creator/RobertHeinlein included her in the dedications in his novel ''Literature/{{Friday}}''.

In her spare time, she contributes to the [[https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/when-art-meets-science-hyberbolic-crochet-coral-reef Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef]]
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!! Works with a page on this Wiki:
* ''Literature/{{Dreamsnake}}'' (1978)
* ''Literature/TheCrystalStar'' (1994, Star Wars novel)

!! Selected other works:
* ''The Exile Waiting'' (1975)
* ''The Entropy Effect'' (1981, Star Trek novel)
* ''Superluminal'' (1983)
* The Starfarers series:
** ''Starfarers'' (1989)
** ''Transition'' (1991)
** ''Metaphase'' (1992)
** ''Nautilus'' (1994)
* ''The Moon and the Sun'' (1997)
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!! Tropes in her other works:
* CrapsackOnlyByComparison: The ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' short story "Looking for Satan". A group of people come to Sanctuary and find it appalling. This is not so unusual (Sanctuary is a WretchedHive after all) but the reason is that the place they come from is idyllic: everyone lives together without jealousy or greed and with a FreeLoveFuture orientation.
* ExoticExtendedMarriage: The Starfarer series has at least one married triad.
* MasterOfYourDomain: In the ''Starfarers'' quartet, some biofeedback ability, including the ability to render oneself temporarily sterile by altering the temperature of one's genitalia, is standard for most adults.
* MermaidProblem: averted:
** The sea people in ''The Moon and the Sun'' are aquatic humanoid mammals (and, apart from their aquatic adaptations, have a lot of anatomical similarity to humans), not hybrid creatures. They have two "tails" (actually hind limbs adapted for swimming) and human-like genitalia. (In fact, [[MeaningfulName Sherzad]] shocks a 17th-century human crowd by flashing them at one point.)
** Similarly, [=McIntyre=]'s genetically-engineered "divers" (which appear in a number of her novels) are more like humans with a few seal or otter traits (fur, claws, webbed hands) than traditional merfolk.
* MixAndMatchMan: In the novella ''Screwtop'', one of the inmates of a prison camp is a mixed-race human "tetraparental", which means his genes have been spliced together from four parents, resulting in black-and-beige marbled skin and patches of black and blond hair of different textures.
* UnscaledMerfolk:
** Her "divers" (which appear in multiple works, including ''Superluminal'', the Starfarers series, and are mentioned in the Star Trek IV adaptation) are, quite simply, humans genetically engineered for aquatic life.
** Her historical fantasy novel ''The Moon and the Sun'' has the similar (but naturally-occurring) humanlike "sea people."
* WelcomeToTheBigCity: Her Literature/ThievesWorld short story "Looking for Satan". 4 naive Northerners encounter the rough and crude denizens of the city of Sanctuary. One local tries to hire a female party member as a prostitute, and another woman is almost raped and murdered when she goes out alone.
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