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World's End by Joan D. Vinge
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World's End (1984)

by Joan D. Vinge

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Series: The Snow Queen Cycle / Tiamat (2)

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    The Summer Queen by Joan D. Vinge (trixtah)
    trixtah: The Summer Queen picks up from where World's End leaves off, and describes what happens to the world of Tiamat once the stardrive is rediscovered.
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    The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (trixtah)
    trixtah: World's End is the sequel to The Snow Queen, and features BZ Gundhalinu
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This is the second and (apparently - if the reviews I've read are correct) very overlooked book in the Snow Queen cycle.

It does not take place on Tiamat or really deal much with Tiamat. The main character is BZ, an inspector on Tiamat who loses his honor in his very strict culture, and tries to find it again.

He goes on a mission to rescue his brothers after becoming obsessed with the fact that they're missing, and what happens is a mystery and deep character study, with a generous helping of descent into madness. There's more information about the sybil network, which is the best part of the storyline, in my opinion, which I think warrants reading as long as you know that this story is linked to, but not anything like, Snow Queen.

It's a good story, and a good short novel. Unfortunately it suffers from coming after an epic and huge novel/story, so it feels like a bit of a letdown. ( )
  suzemo | Mar 31, 2013 |
This is the second and (apparently - if the reviews I've read are correct) very overlooked book in the Snow Queen cycle.

It does not take place on Tiamat or really deal much with Tiamat. The main character is BZ, an inspector on Tiamat who loses his honor in his very strict culture, and tries to find it again.

He goes on a mission to rescue his brothers after becoming obsessed with the fact that they're missing, and what happens is a mystery and deep character study, with a generous helping of descent into madness. There's more information about the sybil network, which is the best part of the storyline, in my opinion, which I think warrants reading as long as you know that this story is linked to, but not anything like, Snow Queen.

It's a good story, and a good short novel. Unfortunately it suffers from coming after an epic and huge novel/story, so it feels like a bit of a letdown. ( )
  suzemo | Mar 31, 2013 |
World's End has some overlap with The Summer Queen and is part of the
whole Snow Queen saga. It is about the lost hyperdrive, and BZ
Gundalinhu and his travel. Some time after the earlier book, he is
still doing his thing.

He goes to the planet World's End, and
gets infected with an alien virus. The book chronicles his journey and
state of mind as the disease affects him.

He comes out the other
end influenced by the odd nature of the planet. If you aren't super
keen on this level of detail for this character, you can just read the
Summer Queen instead where you will get bits of this, quickly.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2006/12/worlds-end-joan-d-vinge.html
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  bluetyson | Dec 13, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Joan D. Vingeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"The mind of man is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future."
--Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
"Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange."
--William Shakespeare, The Tempest
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For Jim,
my dearest friend and severest critic...
who made me follow this journey to its end.
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"Shall I bring the prisoners to your office, Inspector?" the voice from his desk speaker asked him.
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Hot on the heels of The Summer Queen, this novel is a must-read for fans of Vinge's Hugo Award-winning series. BZ Gundhalinu, a policeman who became an outcast after saving the future Summer Queen, quits his job to follow his ne'er-do-well brothers into the godforsaken waste, World's End, to prospect. BZ's odyssey will set the stage for The Summer Queen.
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