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Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge
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Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including one for each of his last three novels, A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), and Rainbow’s End (2006). Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in 1981 of his novella "True Names," which is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction. His many books also include Marooned in Realtime and The Peace War. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and raised in Central Michigan, Vinge is the son of geographers. Fascinated by science and particularly computers from an early age, he has a Ph.D. in computer science, and taught mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University for thirty years. He has gained a great deal of attention both here and abroad for his theory of the coming machine intelligence Singularity. Sought widely as a speaker to both business and scientific groups, he lives in San Diego, California.

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A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge--Audio Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Vernor Vinge's science fiction novel A Fire Upon the Deep, winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel. A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking D

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The Children of the Sky
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The Children of the Sky

Zones of Thought

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

After nearly twenty years, Vernor Vinge has produced an enthralling sequel to his memorable bestselling novel A Fire Upon the Deep.In Children of the Sky, ten years have passed...

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After the Battle on Starship Hill
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After the Battle on Starship Hill

Zones of Thought

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

"After the Battle on Starship Hill" is more than 12000 words of prologue from Vernor Vinge's forthcoming novel, The Children of the Sky. Taking place on Tines World, this mini e-book describes...

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Rainbows End
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Rainbows End

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

A Novel of the Day After Tomorrow

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The Witling
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The Witling

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

A classic science-fiction adventure by a Hugo Award bestselling author

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The Tatja Grimm's World
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The Tatja Grimm's World

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Hugo-Award winner bestselling author Vernor Vinge's first novel

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Marooned in Realtime
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Marooned in Realtime

Peace War

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

The exciting sequel to The Peace War by the author of A Fire Upon the Deep

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The Peace War
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The Peace War

Peace War

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

The novel that garnered Vinge his first "Best Novel" Hugo Finalist nomination, back in print after thirteen years. With a combination of hard-SF concepts, tight plotting, and appealing characters, Vinge tells a now-classic story of the Few triumphing over the Many. The Peace Authority, wielding a new state-of-the-art weapon, takes over the world, and claims to be "maintaining the peace" while really controlling the scattered survivors of the new world. The inventor of their weapon, which was never meant to be a weapon at all, leads a resistance of high-tech "tinkers" who fight to defeat the "Peace."

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The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge
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The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Orb Books

Since his first published story, "Apartness," appeared in 1965, Vernor Vinge has forged a unique and awe-inspiring career in science fiction as his work has grown and matured. He is now one of the...

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True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier
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True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

Once in a great while a science fiction story is so visionary, yet so close to impending scientific developments that it becomes not only an accurate predictor, but itself the locus for new discoveries...

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A Deepness in the Sky
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A Deepness in the Sky

Zones of Thought

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Books

After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society...

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A Fire Upon The Deep
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A Fire Upon The Deep

Zones of Thought

Vernor Vinge
Tor/Forge
Tor Science Fiction

In this popular and widely praised novel, a rescue mission races against time to save a pair of human children being held captive by a medieval lupine race-and to recover the weapon that will keep the universe from being changed forever.

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