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Vernor Vinge


(Vernor Steffen Vinge)
USA flag (1944 - 2024)

Vernor Vinge won five Hugo Awards. 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.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Novels
   Grimm's World (1969)
     aka Tatja Grimm's World
   The Witling (1976)
   Rainbows End (2006)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Vernor Vinge recommends
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Ellay (2018)
Todd McCaffrey
"...gripping!."
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Dualism (2014)
(Archon Sequence, book 2)
Bill DeSmedt
"An exciting tale of another path to super intelligence."
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The Cassini Division (1997)
(Fall Revolution, book 3)
Ken MacLeod
"A brilliant novel of ideas."

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Books containing stories by Vernor Vinge
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Digital Rapture (2012)
The Singularity Anthology
edited by
James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
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Year's Best SF 16 (2011)
(Year's Best SF , book 16)
edited by
Kathryn Cramer and David G Hartwell

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Awards
2007 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel : Rainbows End
2007 Hugo Award for Best Novel : Rainbows End
2000 Prometheus Award : A Deepness in the Sky
2000 John W. Campbell Memorial Award : A Deepness in the Sky
2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel : A Deepness in the Sky
1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel : A Fire upon the Deep
1987 Prometheus Award : Marooned in Realtime
1985 Prometheus Award : The Peace War

Award nominations
2012 Prometheus Award (nominee) : The Children of the Sky
2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Children of the Sky
2007 Prometheus Award (nominee) : Rainbows End
2007 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Rainbows End
2002 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge
2000 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : A Deepness in the Sky
2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : A Deepness in the Sky
1999 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Deepness in the Sky
1999 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Deepness in the Sky
1993 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : A Fire upon the Deep
1993 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : A Fire upon the Deep
1992 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Fire upon the Deep
1989 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Threats and Other Promises
1988 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier
1987 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Marooned in Realtime
1987 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Barbarian Princess
1987 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Marooned in Realtime
1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Peace War
1985 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Peace War
1982 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : True Names [short story]
1981 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : True Names [short story]


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