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Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 4:20:58 PM
Wishing you a highly wonderful birthday with spring crocus and snowdrops.
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:26:25 AM
Just finished 47 Ronin 30 mins ago. I am just in awe of how wonderful you write. Did you have to do a lot of research? I hope I to make my own story as great as yours.
Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:56:39 PM
Loved 'snow queen'. Can we get that and book 2 up on the Kindle? They only have books 3 and 4.
Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:18:48 PM
Really enjoying your novelization of 47 Ronin. You seemed to understand Kai so well is is spooky. We have been talking about your book at Whoaisnotme.net and I wondered how much you knew about Keanu before you started writing Kai?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:33:39 PM
Hope you are doing well Joan. Since I was a teenager I have been a huge fan of Vernor's "Zones of Thought" books. I was 15 or so when i first read them and they really sparked my imagination, more than any other scifi ever had. Then recently I found an obscure post you had made back in 2008 where you spoke of having written Zones of Thought books before Vernor had published his! I was going to order "Heaven Chronicles" off of Amazon... but in that post you mentioned you were working on an updated edition, with a section at the end describing the 'Tru Story' of how the books came to be. Is this still in the works? I can't wait to read them!
Friday, January 17, 2014, 10:29:44 PM
I wanted you to know that your work is Amazing it truly is. I read a few Lines from your new Book 47 Ronin to my poor departed Pet Goldfish Mr. Fluffy Snuffleumpkins, who'd recently lost his long battle to a bout of restless leg syndrome and not only did it bring him back to life but he evolved and is now at this moment plotting to overthrow the Government. Thank you Ms. Vinge! All Hail Mr. Fluffy Snuffleumpkins, Grand Exalted Ruler!
Friday, December 13, 2013, 2:35:58 PM
So excited to see your 47 Ronin novel! I didn't realize you were writing a novel based on the movie that's coming out in a couple weeks.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:52:31 AM
Hope you will enjoy the holidays ! I am one fan of you Cat Series since the first book many years ago. Read all of them and I hope you can see in your heart to make a last book in this series because I think a lot of people would be extremely happy to see an end to this one... Please??? You are a great author.. thank you for your wonderful work...
Thursday, December 05, 2013, 1:05:38 AM
Your books on Cat have to be my favorite series ever. I especially loved Dreamfall. I hope everything finds you well, I remember reading your letter to readers about your health. I hope you found your place and your imagination for writing is still strong.
I admit as well to hoping you will write one last book about Cat to finish it off. The ending was so tragic and amazing. Just begging for a fourth book.
Saturday, November 30, 2013, 2:17:45 PM
Thank you so much for all the reading enjoyment you have given me over the years. I've read both series several times, but my heart belongs to Cat. I hope you are well and thriving and will again write something continuing the Cat saga. I would dearly love to meet him again.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 12:14:25 PM
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Sunday, November 10, 2013, 9:27:29 AM
It's been about16 years since I first picked up catspaw in the used bookstore because I recognized Michael Whelan's artwork on the cover. I have never regretted it! Here's hoping there will eventually be another story about Cat!
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 1:51:14 AM
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Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:51:25 PM
I recently stumbled upon Catspaw, then found Dreamfall. I join those respectfully requesting one more Cat story. His story can't end just separated from his love and with so much life to sort out and live!
May you continue to heal and prosper for many years to come.
Friday, July 05, 2013, 10:49:56 PM
In point of fact, a gigasecond IS a chunk of time. Specifically a chunk that corresponds to about three decades.
Thursday, May 09, 2013, 6:15:16 AM
Love your work, but please - stop with the gigaseconds and whatnot! It really spoils the flow of the story when I have no idea what time spans you keep referring to. Humans chunk things together for a reason - gigaseconds are meaningless. Solar years, however non-metric they may be (and non-standard from planet to planet) are much easier to conceptualize. Maybe a society exists that could or would use those kinds of units (I doubt it but maybe) but your readers don't live in such a society. Sorry to gripe, I own everything you've ever written, but it drives me nuts every time I come across large expanses of time expressed in seconds. I've got to the place where I flat out ignore all time units which really detracts from the stories.
Thursday, May 02, 2013, 3:06:30 PM
Love your work! Thanks for all your efforts.
Now to be the pouty fan. Sorry.
Have you, or will you finish the Cat series? Ok, maybe you did, but it still feels like there is a piece missing. Sigh.
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 5:54:48 PM
hi there! i absolutely love your books .... and various short stories! i was lucky enough to meet you in seattle, about 20 years (give or take!), at a clarion west sponsored author reading! you were very gracious and friendly in person! neat! i hope that you will be writing more short stories and novels in years to come! i must say that your "cat" novels are among my favorites! =-0)
Monday, March 25, 2013, 9:23:10 PM
Ms. Vinge, your books continue to capture new readers. My sister found my copy of The Snow Queen and has become a Vinge-fanatic! We're both in our 50's (chronologically, not so much in other ways!) and we adore your books. Thanks for taking us to exotic worlds. :)
Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 1:54:29 PM
At the risk of sounding creepy, I think I fell in love with Cat. His story and your books are what made me want to be a writer. I strive to build characters as complex and full and yours. Thank you so much for sharing your stories.
Monday, March 04, 2013, 9:27:21 PM
Thank you for the wonderful worlds!
Friday, March 01, 2013, 1:22:42 PM
Dear Ms. Vinge,
i'm pleased to find this page.
I hope you are well.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:11:12 PM
I just love the Snow Queen and Summer Queen. I first read the Snow Queen when it came out and never realized there was a sequel until just a few years ago. Unfortunately both books seem to be out of print - a tragedy! I was able to pick up a used copy of Summer Queen but would love to get an epub version of both for my Nook. I'm hoping these books get released again - they are just brilliant.
Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:47:30 AM
I found a battered copy of Catspaw in a library discard box as a 14 year old in 1994. I've been a huge fan of yours ever since. You and your work mad a big impact on me. When I teach Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 101) "The Snow Queen" is always assigned reading at the start of the term to jump start in class conversation about different cultures. The revamped website looks great.
Saturday, January 05, 2013, 9:46:17 PM
Ms. Vinge, I am a great admirer of your work and have been since I found your book The Snow Queen in my father's stash of sci-fi novels, way back in the Golden 1990's. Your website is so personal and friendly, yet so gently informative. You inspired me to start writing and continue to write. Thank you for all of the amazing adventures you've taken me on. You kept me dreaming! Please continue to weave your magic.
Friday, December 28, 2012, 1:06:41 PM
I hope you are having a joyous holiday. Thank you for all the joy you have brought me through your writing. I've read the Cat novels so often, I keep wearing them out.
Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:04:16 AM
What a lovely, personal site. Thank you for putting this together. Your writing has meant much to me since I first discovered it in the 1980's.
Friday, December 14, 2012, 4:58:15 PM
Love the look of the new website! I was excited to learn you had done the novelization of Cowboys & Aliens; I hope this means you're writing again. Like Josselin and Emily, I'm a huge Cat fan and would be ecstatic if he had a fourth adventure for us to share with him. Happy holidays and be well.
Monday, December 10, 2012, 5:15:23 PM
Dear Ms Vinge, I hope this comment will find you well. It's been a long time since I have visited your website. I must admit that I'm positively surprised.
Like Emily, I hope you will enjoy us with a new story of Cat very soon (I've read dreamfall in one day, in 1998).
Friday, December 07, 2012, 7:08:18 PM
I have always been a fan of your work since i qas 14 and I look forwaed to the day that I magically find a new Cat novel at the bookstore like I found Dreamfall one fantastic day when I wasn't meaning too. Thank you for the adventures.
Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:33:03 AM
Love the new look. Can't wait to see it when everything's live!
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