Search Results: "Vernor Vinge"


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THE CHILDREN OF THE SKY by Vernor Vinge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Information overload."
Long-awaited sequel—19 years later—to Vinge's tremendous, far-future spectacular, A Fire Upon the Deep (1992). Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF VERNOR VINGE by Vernor Vinge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Satisfying back-of-the-house tour of a career of mostly well-thought-out meditations on technological innovation and political experimentation."
The Hugo Award winner of 1990's "hard" SF revival collects 17 of his shorter works—while recalling the editors who published them and how they shaped his career. Read full book review >

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A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY by Vernor Vinge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 1999

"Huge, intricate, and ingenious, with superbly realized aliens: a chilling, spellbinding dramatization of the horrors of slavery and mind control."
A distant prequel to Vinge's 1992 masterpiece, A Fire Upon the Deep, with a single character in common. Read full book review >

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A FIRE UPON THE DEEP by Vernor Vinge
Released: April 1, 1992

"A masterpiece of universe- building."
Vast, riveting far-future saga involving evil gods, interstellar war, and manipulative aliens, from the author of The Peace War and the splendid Marooned in Realtime. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Read it for the still-compelling novella; the rest is lagniappe."
Before William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" and, along with authors like Bruce Sterling and Neal Stephenson, forged our understanding of the virtual landscape, Hugo-winning Vinge (A Deepness in the Sky, 1999, etc.) had presented the concept in the 30,000-word novella True Names. Read full book review >

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DREAMFALL by Joan D. Vinge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 1996

"An overlong and mediocre addition to the series. (Author tour)"
Another yarn featuring the half-human, half-Hydran, sometimes telepathic, always abused Cat (Catspaw, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER QUEEN by Joan D. Vinge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"Too, the pretentious allusions have been banished in favor of a welcome infusion of new ideas: all in all, an absorbing and satisfying performance."
The long-awaited sequel to Vinge's enormous The Snow Queen (1980), an interstellar tug-of-war between the far-from-benevolent Hegemony and the backward-but-indispensable planet Tiamat. Read full book review >