One less reason to be excited about upcoming movies: The Moon and the Sun, the movie version of Vonda McIntyre's beloved historical fantasy novel, has had its release date pushed back from April 12, 2015, to "TBA." Dammit. » 3/23/15 2:49pm 3/23/15 2:49pm

Ursula K. Le Guin's Great Unsung Masterpiece

When we were asking great SF authors to name the books that everybody pretends to have read, one title came up that we wound up not including on our list. Vonda McIntyre, author of Dreamsnake, The Moon and the Sun, and several other classics, mentioned a book by Ursula K. Le Guin. The only trouble? It's not a book… » 7/10/12 12:38pm 7/10/12 12:38pm

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? Forget television or movies: books are where the really off-kilter stories are told in speculative fiction. » 3/13/12 10:10am 3/13/12 10:10am

Must Watch: Ursula Le Guin and other authors discussing science fiction

The made-for-cable-TV show Science Fiction Conversations features the involvement of an amazing bunch of science fiction authors. Vonda McIntyre directed the episodes. Nisi Shawl and Eileen Gunn hosted the show. And the authors interviewed included Ursula K. Le Guin, Hiromi Goto and Gunn herself. Fortunately, three… » 1/20/12 9:46am 1/20/12 9:46am

A political science fiction story from Vonda McIntyre that's sure to…

We already live in a world where corporations are regarded as legal persons — but what happens if corporate personhood becomes more valid than that of organic beings? That's the provocative premise of a new story by Vonda N. McIntyre, called simply "Supreme Court of the United States Defines Personhood." » 10/18/11 4:20pm 10/18/11 4:20pm

Breaking Waves showcases the fury and fragility of the sea

Need a break from holiday commercialism? Want to send a much-needed gift to groups cleaning up one of 2010's worst disasters? Great! Check out Breaking Waves, an anthology featuring award-winning writers like Ursula K. Le Guin and Vonda McIntyre. » 12/26/10 10:45am 12/26/10 10:45am

Feminism, astronauts, and riding sidesaddle: Talking to Dreamsnake's…

It's Dreamsnake weekend for Blogging the Hugos! Today, an interview with author Vonda McIntyre about writing 1979's Hugo-winning novel, how much things have changed for women in SF, and how she hopes you don't notice the trick she pulled. » 10/24/10 9:00am 10/24/10 9:00am

Dreamsnake: The controversial Hugo winner that's no longer in print

Back when it won the Hugo in 1979, Vonda McIntyre's Dreamsnake was one woman's radical ride through a post-apocalyptic world. Too bad it's been out of print for over a decade. » 10/23/10 11:30am 10/23/10 11:30am

What are the best SF novels published by women in the past 10 years?

Can you name the 10 greatest science fiction novels by women authors published in the past decade? That's a meme that's been making the rounds, in response to a perceived increase in the marginalization of women in SF. » 10/18/10 6:20am 10/18/10 6:20am

Why do scifi authors write franchise tie-ins?

Literary scifi authors from Vonda McIntyre to Jeff VanderMeer and Thomas Disch have written "works for hire" - tie-ins to movie, TV, or game franchises. Now authors tell io9 why they did it - and no, it wasn't for money. » 7/02/10 12:32pm 7/02/10 12:32pm

Rediscover A Hard SF Classic With "Superluminal"

Vonda McIntyre, author of Dreamsnake, has been a major force in the science fiction book world since the 1970s. Now you can rediscover McIntyre's classics, like her tale of posthuman FTL pilots in Superluminal, for free online. » 10/01/09 1:11pm 10/01/09 1:11pm

How Vonda McIntyre Overcame The "Star Trek Novelist" Stigma

One of the best reasons to be a Star Trek fan in the 1980s was Vonda McIntyre's tie-in books. She's blogged about her Trek experience - including Wrath Of Khan's original title. » 2/17/09 1:30pm 2/17/09 1:30pm