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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 Marooned in Realtime and The Peace War.
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.
I have read other Verner Vinge , Sci fi books. They are very imaginative and unique books.Published 11 days ago by mc
pleasant reading, open ended and with some interesting insights. not the same level of 'A fire upon the deep', though very enjoyablePublished 2 months ago by roberto di spirito
I have to agree with others, this is not in the saame league as the prior installments (which I'd rate 4-5 stars). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Guido van Rossum
Good book, but lacks the drive, when you compare it with the other two novels in the series.Published 7 months ago by Peter Vorobiev
Weaker than other books in trilogy. A good read nevertheless.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very clever depiction of a 'pack mind' where individuals contribute to a group intelligence with problem solving skills beyond that of any single member.Published 9 months ago by Nicholas G White
Like many reviewers, I was a big fan of the previous two books in this universe but found this book disappointing. All of Vinge's usual weaknesses were in play (e.g. Read morePublished 9 months ago by W. Robinson