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Vernor Vinge

    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.

http://us.macmillan.com/author/vernorvinge

Bibliography

Novels

Collections

  • True Names and Other Dangers ISBN 0-671-65363-6
    • "Bookworm, Run!"
    • "True Names" (1981, winner 2007 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award)
    • "The Peddler's Apprentice" (with Joan D. Vinge)
    • "The Ungoverned" (occurs in the same milieu as The Peace War and Marooned in Realtime)
    • "Long Shot"
  • Threats... and Other Promises ISBN 0-671-69790-0 (These two volumes collect Vinge's short fiction through the early 1990s.)
    • "Apartness"
    • "Conquest by Default" (occurs in the same milieu as "Apartness")
    • "The Whirligig of Time"
    • "Gemstone"
    • "Just Peace" (with William Rupp)
    • "Original Sin"
    • "The Blabber" (occurs in the same milieu as A Fire Upon the Deep)
  • Across Realtime ISBN 0-671-72098-8
  • True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier ISBN 0-312-86207-5 (contains "True Names" plus essays by others)
  • The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge ISBN 0-312-87373-5 (hardcover) or ISBN 0-312-87584-3 (paperback) (This volume collects Vinge's short fiction through 2001, including Vinge's comments from the earlier two volumes.)
    • "Bookworm, Run!"
    • "The Accomplice"
    • "The Peddler's Apprentice" (with Joan D. Vinge)
    • "The Ungoverned"
    • "Long Shot"
    • "Apartness"
    • "Conquest by Default"
    • "The Whirligig of Time"
    • "Bomb Scare"
    • "The Science Fair"
    • "Gemstone"
    • "Just Peace" (with William Rupp)
    • "Original Sin"
    • "The Blabber"
    • "Win A Nobel Prize!" (originally published in Nature, Vol 407 No 6805 "Futures")
    • "The Barbarian Princess" (this is also the first section of "Tatja Grimm's World")
    • "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (occurs in the same milieu as Rainbows End)

Uncollected Short Fiction

Bibliography from ISFDB

Fiction Series

   * Across Real Time
         o The Ungoverned (1985) [SF]
         o Marooned in Realtime (excerpt) (1987) [SF]
         o Across Realtime (1991) [O]
         o 1 The Peace War (1984)
               + Magazine/Anthology Appearances:
               + The Peace War (Part 1 of 4) (1984)
               + The Peace War (Part 4 of 4) (1984)
               + The Peace War (Part 2 of 4) (1984)
               + The Peace War (Part 3 of 4) (1984) 
         o 2 Marooned in Realtime (1986)
               + Magazine/Anthology Appearances:
               + Marooned in Realtime (Part 1 of 4) (1986)
               + Marooned in Realtime (Part 2 of 4) (1986)
               + Marooned in Realtime (Part 3 of 4) (1986)
               + Marooned in Realtime (Part 4 of 4) (1986) 
   * Zones of Thought
         o The Blabber (1988) [SF]
         o 1 A Fire Upon the Deep (1992)
               + Variant Title: Un feu sur l'abîme (1994)
               + Variant Title: Linnunradan Ääret (2001)
               + Variant Title: Vatra nad dubinom (2002) 
         o 2 A Deepness in the Sky (1999)
               + Variant Title: Taivaan Syvyydet (2002)
               + Variant Title: Au tréfonds du ciel (2001)
               + Variant Title: Un abismo en el cielo (2002)
               + Variant Title: Eine Tiefe am Himmel (2007) 

Novels

   * Grimm’s World (1969)
         o Variant Title: Tatja Grimm's World (1987) 
   * The Witling (1976)
   * Rainbows End (2006) 

Collections

   * True Names... and Other Dangers (1987)
   * Threats ... and Other Promises (1988)
   * The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge (2001) 

Shortfiction

   * Apartness (1965)
   * Bookworm, Run! (1966)
         o Variant Title: "Bookworm, Run!" (1966) 
   * The Accomplice (1967)
   * Grimm's Story (1968)
   * Conquest by Default (1968)
   * Bomb Scare (1970)
   * The Science Fair (1971)
   * Just Peace (1971) with William L. Rupp [as by Vernor Vinge and William Rupp ]
   * Long Shot (1972)
   * Original Sin (1972)
   * The Whirligig of Time (1974)
   * The Peddler's Apprentice (1975) with Joan D. Vinge [as by Joan Vinge and Vernor Vinge ]
   * True Names (1981)
   * Gemstone (1983)
   * The Barbarian Princess (1986)
   * Win a Nobel Prize! (2000)
   * Fast Times at Fairmont High (2001)
   * The Cookie Monster (2003)
   * Synthetic Serendipity (2004) 

Essays

   * Afterword (Nightflyers) (1981)
   * First Word (Omni, Jan 1983) (1983)
   * Afterword (Across Realtime) (1985)
   * Foreword (A Fire Upon the Deep) (1993)
   * Introduction (True Names: and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier) (2001)
   * Read This (2001)
   * Foreword (The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge) (2001)
   * Introduction (The Skylark of Space) (2001)
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