|Snow Queen, the (1980) [Novel]|
by Joan D. Vinge
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Series: Snow Queen
(From the publisher):
The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the slaughter of the gentle sea mers. But soon the galactic stargate will close, isolating Tiamat, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. Unless Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt Snow Queen, can destroy destiny with an act of genocide. Or unless Moon, a young Summer-tribe sibyl, can break a conspiracy that spans space. For Moon is the Snow Queen's nemesis, the Snow Queen's lost rival, the Snow Queen's lost weapon, the Snow Queen's lost soul. Moon is the Snow Queen's clone.
From the paperback: Arienrhod. As beautiful as she was ancient, she ruled Tiamat, a world linked only by the Stargate to the galaxy-spanning Empire. But soon the Stargate would close, the offworlders and their high technology would be banished. Winter's rule would give way to Summer's. Arienrhod's reign -- and her artificially prolonged life -- would end.
Moon, the Queen's secret clone, the key to her survival. Raised by the semi-civilized Summer folk, she grew up ignorant her heritage, yet irresistibly drawn to fulfill her destiny... to defy the Queen... to reign over the future... to win the body and soul of the one man fated to love them both.
Original title: The Snow Queen
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Lost Worlds and Colonies