"The scope and grandeur of the plot mark this novel as a high point in hard SF ccreativity. Highly recommended." -- Science Fiction Review
Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including one for each of his last three novels, A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), and Rainbow's End (2006). 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. His many books also include The Peace War.
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Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and raised in Central Michigan, Vinge is the son of geographers. Fascinated by science and particularly computers from an early age, he has a Ph.D. in computer science, and taught mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University for thirty years. He has gained a great deal of attention both here and abroad for his theory of the coming machine intelligence Singularity. Sought widely as a speaker to both business and scientific groups, he lives in San Diego, California.
Smashed a bug with it one night, don't know if he liked it, but i did.Published 1 month ago by Anthony B. Klinger
This was a good book to let you suspend reality and lose yourself in an alternate reality. Human frailty and the dark side we each have was overcome by the good strong side of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Good as a weekend read! This novel is very interesting, but the twists (I think) fail keeping "jumping" as a astrategy to see the plot. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Complete Robot
Great story. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Vinge's other novels.Published 6 months ago by Todd
I am a huge sci fi fan so it was surprising to find such a brilliant writer that I had never heard of before. I can't wait for enough time to pass to read his books again. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lobuche East
Fun, quick read. Keeps you guessing the whole time. Not just a crime mystery, but a look into what makes us human.Published 9 months ago by kyle Bruinsma
The various applications of the bubble technology is fascinating. However, the process of finding out the murderer is not really gripping.Published 11 months ago by S. Yuzhu
A masterpiece of science fiction. A look into Earth's bleak future where most of the population has disappeared leaving only a few hundred people to start anew. Read morePublished 11 months ago by oscar villarreal
I did not like this one as well as the first. Primarily because the main characters are living a ridiculously long time. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Berry Cobbler