marthawells: Atlantis in fog (Atlantis)
[personal profile] marthawells
Writer Vonda N. McIntyre has passed away. She was the third woman to win a Hugo Award (for the novel DreamsnakeThe Entropy Effect, the first original Star Trek novel in the Pocket Books line, where she created first names for Sulu and Uhura (Hikaru and Nyota) which became an official part of the canon.


http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2019/04/rip-vonda-n-mcintyre.html


Her whole bibliography is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vonda_N._McIntyre

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Date: 2019-04-02 03:31 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: Uhura sitting at her station, her self in colour, everthing else in grayscale. (ST: Uhura)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
That's so sad. I wasn't as familiar with her original fiction, but The Entropy Effect was on of my favourite Trek novels, and I read it many, many times.

Date: 2019-04-02 03:36 pm (UTC)
infiniteviking: Hug icon: the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond from Doctor Who. (10)
From: [personal profile] infiniteviking
:( I still have The Entropy Effect in my Trekbooks collection; it was a formative influence. Very sad to hear this.

Date: 2019-04-02 08:45 pm (UTC)
esteefee: Atlantis under the shield being fired upon (atlantis_red)
From: [personal profile] esteefee
Well, hell. I didn’t know that about Hikaru and Uhura. I did hear they checked in with Nichelle before making her first name canon.

McIntyre was an incredible world builder and formative to my young mind. Dreamsnake’s lead character, Snake, was bi, had a casual, accepting sexuality, and the book had a stable trio and a non-binary character—I think the first I’d ever read where their gender identity was non-essential to the plot. And Vonda wrote that one in the 70s. I will miss her. Time for some rereading.
Edited Date: 2019-04-02 08:46 pm (UTC)

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