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Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge is an award winning American writer of science fiction, a retired Professor of Mathematics and computer scientist. Best known for his novels "The Peace War", "A Fire Upon the Deep", "A Deepness in the Sky" and "Rainbows End".


  • True Names . . . and Other Dangers (1987)
  • Threats . . . and Other Promises (1988)
  • Across Realtime (1991)
  • The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge (2001)
When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time."
- Stephen King

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