Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge
Gloria Price

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 Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Vernor Vinge's science fiction novel A Deepness in the Sky, winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel. 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 based on the technological enslavement of minds.The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches. But first, both groups must wait at the aliens' ver

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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
Zones of Thought
Vernor Vinge
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,...


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After the Battle on Starship Hill
Zones of Thought
Vernor Vinge
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...


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Rainbows End

Vernor Vinge
Tor Science Fiction

A Novel of the Day After Tomorrow


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The Witling

Vernor Vinge
Tor Books

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


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The Tatja Grimm's World

Vernor Vinge
Tor Books

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


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Marooned in Realtime
Peace War
Vernor Vinge
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
Peace War
Vernor Vinge
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,...


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The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge
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...


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True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier

Vernor Vinge; Edited by James Frenkel
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...


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A Deepness in the Sky
Zones of Thought
Vernor Vinge
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,...


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A Fire Upon The Deep
Zones of Thought
Vernor Vinge
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...


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