Vonda N. McIntyre was born 1948 and lived in the USA as well as the Netherlands. She worked as a research scientist and has both taught and studied Creative Writing. She holds a black belt in Aikido and is a founding member of Book View Cafe, an ebook website. She lives in Seattle.
An accomplished, compelling work * challengingdestiny.com * This is a book like a mountain stream - fast, clean, clear, exciting, beautiful * Ursula K. Le Guin * A splendid tale, combining the sensitivity and attention to mood of the new generation of SF writers with a gripping and well-worked-out adventure * Publishers Weekly * It's a haunting, rich, and tender novel that explores the human side of science fiction in a manner that's all too uncommon. The world it creates is vivid and fascinating, and Snake is a marvellously well realized character * Roger Zelazny * A beautiful achievement * The Guardian *