Vernor Vinge


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in Waukesha, Wisconsin, The United States
October 02, 1944

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Vernor Steffen Vinge is a retired San Diego State University Professor of Mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is best known for his Hugo Award-winning novels A Fire Upon The Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999) and Rainbows End (2006), his Hugo Award-winning novellas Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002) and The Cookie Monster (2004), as well as for his 1993 essay "The Coming Technological Singularity", in which he argues that exponential growth in technology will reach a point beyond which we cannot even speculate about the consequences.

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A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones...

4.14 avg rating — 47,144 ratings — published 1992 — 76 editions
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Rainbows End

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“I never guessed I could cry so hard my face hurt.”
Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

“So much technology, so little talent.”
Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End

“Sometimes the biggest disasters aren't noticed at all - no one's around to write horror stories.”
Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

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