Joan D. Vinge

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(April 2, 1948 – )

Joan D. Vinge is the writing name of American SF writer Joan Carol Frenkel (née Dennison). She is particularly known for her novel The Snow Queen. She first published in Orbit in 1974.

She has been married twice, to sf writer Vernor Vinge (1972–79), and to her current husband, SF editor Jim Frenkel. The Frenkels lived in Madison, WI, for many years and now reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Vinge was severely injured in an auto accident in 2002 which left her unable to write for about five years. She was born in Baltimore, MD.

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