The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge

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A definitive compilation of short fiction by the two time Hugo Award winner ranges from his earliest works to his longer takes from the 1970s and 1980s and includes such classics as "The Ungoverned" and "THe Blabber." 20,000 first printing.

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"A masterful novel, complex in style and plot, heavy with science and social speculation . . . . Vinge is truly an original writer." --"NOVA Express" on "A Deepness in the Sky"

"Thoughtful space opera at its best, this book delivers everything it promises in terms of galactic scope, audacious concepts, and believable characters both human and nonhuman."
--"The New York Times Book Review" on "Fire Upon the Deep"

"True science fiction and a delight." --"Publishers Weekly" on "True Names"

"No summary can do justice to the depth and conviction of Vinge's ideas."--"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) on "A Fire Upon the Deep"

A masterful novel, complex in style and plot, heavy with science and social speculation . . . . Vinge is truly an original writer. "NOVA Express on A Deepness in the Sky"

Thoughtful space opera at its best, this book delivers everything it promises in terms of galactic scope, audacious concepts, and believable characters both human and nonhuman. "The New York Times Book Review on Fire Upon the Deep"
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True science fiction and a delight. "Publishers Weekly on True Names"

No summary can do justice to the depth and conviction of Vinge's ideas. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Fire Upon the Deep""

"A masterful novel, complex in style and plot, heavy with science and social speculation . . . . Vinge is truly an original writer." --NOVA Express on A Deepness in the Sky

"Thoughtful space opera at its best, this book delivers everything it promises in terms of galactic scope, audacious concepts, and believable characters both human and nonhuman." --The New York Times Book Review on Fire Upon the Deep

"True science fiction and a delight." --Publishers Weekly on True Names

"No summary can do justice to the depth and conviction of Vinge's ideas." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Fire Upon the Deep

About the Author:

Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and raised in Central Michigan, science fiction writer Vernor 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 won Hugo Awards for his novels A Fire Upon the Deep (1992) and A Deepness in the Sky (1999), and for the novella "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (2001). Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his SF, 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.

He has also 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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