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Final novel adds to legacy of Seattle sci-fi star

Vonda N. McIntyre
Vonda McIntyre, 1948-2019. (SFWA Photo)

Vonda N. McIntyre, a leader of Seattle’s science-fiction community who made her mark with “Star Trek” novels as well as the Clarion West Writers Workshop, has passed away at the age of 70.

McIntyre was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer eight weeks ago — but she managed to complete her final novel, titled “Curve of the World,” less than two weeks before her death at home in Seattle on April 1.

“Be ready for a great read in a while!” her neighbor and friend Jane Hawkins reported in a posting to McIntyre’s journal on the CaringBridge website.

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By Alan Boyle

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