Joan Dennison Vinge [1948-]

Born April 2nd, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland. Daughter of Seymour W. Dennison (engineer) and Carol Erwin (exec. secretary).

Attended San Diego State University, received BA w/high honor. Degree in anthropology, with interests in mythology and mythological archetypes.

Married author Vernor S. Vinge in 1972, but divorced in 1979. Has since remarried. Currently lives in Wisconsin (see below).

Joan D. Vinge is the author of the Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen, as well as The Summer Queen, Psion, and several other science fiction novels. Vinge received a degree in anthropology (with highest honors) from San Diego State University. The study of that subject has been very useful in her writing science fiction, Vinge says; both off fresh viewpoints for looking at human behavior. Her novelette Eyes of Amber won the Hugo Award as well; and she has been a finalist for several other Hugo and Nebula awards. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.

[Taken from Dreamfall, 1996]