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The free PDF version of this memorial tribute to Vonda N. McIntyre is hosted at the TAFF site by kind permission of the editors. Added to the site on 6 July 2019.
Award-winning SFF author Vonda N. McIntyre died April 1, 2019. The world lost a force of nature, a brilliant, kind, generous, fiercely talented artist. Friends, colleagues, admirers, fans all pay tribute to a radiant life here. McIntyre’s oeuvre includes Dreamsnake (Hugo & Nebula award winner, ’78), The Moon and the Sun (Nebula ’98; & movie, awaiting release); plus stories, novelizations & tie-ins, including Star Trek novel, The Entropy Effect. She founded the Clarion West workshop and was a “fairy godmother” to 100s of students; a quiet, tireless feminist, Kentucky-born McIntyre moved to Seattle & became a life-long resident, as well as a prolific creator of crochet topoplogy; McIntyre also collaborated with Ursula K. Le Guin, and was a founding member of the Book View Cafe, an author-owned publishing cooperative. McIntyre both shaped and nurtured the SF/F community; as her friend Jane Hawkins has said “we shall not see her like again.” All proceeds will benefit Clarion West Writers Workshop.