All the Time in the World

My taste in reading material is wide and varied: SF/fantasy/"speculative fiction", mysteries (police procedurals, mostly), history, fanfic, straight fiction, smutty vampire books, biographies, poetry, cereal boxes, assembly instructions, the fine print, and your mind.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen - Joan D. Vinge Nothing I have tried to write comes even close to capturing this delightful book. The only comparison I can come up with (solely in terms of the blend of fantasy and science fiction) is Robert Silverberg's Lord Valentine's Castle - a degenerate society that uses technology left over from a legendary "golden age" while having no clue how to replicate it, let alone the deeper meaning behind it.