Vernor Vinge
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Vernor Vinge

Vernor Steffen Vinge (Listeni/ˈvɜːrnər ˈvɪndʒiː/; born October 2, 1944) is a retired San Diego State University (SDSU) Professor of Mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is best known for his Hugo Award-winning novels and novellas A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), Rainbows End (2006), Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002), and The Cookie Monster (2004), as well as for his 1984 novel The Peace War and his 1993 essay "The Coming Technological Singularity", in which he argues that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence will mark the point at which "the human era will be ended", such that no current models of reality are sufficient to predict beyond it.
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    • A Fire Upon the Deep

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.....

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    • By Noah on 06-20-10

    Regular price: $51.93

    • A Deepness in the Sky

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
    • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • A science fiction classic

    • By Amen-Ra on 01-26-11

    Regular price: $63.93

    • Rainbows End

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rainbows End is an epic adventure that encapsulates in a single extended family the challenges of the technological advances of the first quarter of the 21st century....

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    • Great Discovery

    • By Steve on 03-06-08

    Regular price: $34.60

    • The Children of the Sky

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story isn't over yet

    • By Heidi on 11-03-11

    Regular price: $33.59

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