Vinge's writing is characterized by a clear love of science and an empathy for human needs and feelings. He's intensely curious about what happens when people and science collide. His stories explore the legacies of racism and xenophobia, the pros and cons of anarchy, alien contact, and the sometimes even more difficult contact between humans. He's a master of big ideas, epic settings, and stories well told. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"Win a Nobel Prize!" is one of those short-short science fiction stories that appeared in Nature during 1999-2000.
The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge is an excellent, mostly thematic group of short stories by the author including his earliest.
THE COLLECTED STORIES OF VERNOR VINGE provides most of the author's short stories plus a novella, FAST TIMES AT FAIRMONT HIGH.
I have to say, I love everything he's written. I wish he were more prolific so I wouldn't be at a loss for really good reading with top-shelf ideas and major socio-character... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jeffrey A Romano
These seventeen stories are all written by Vernor Vinge, author of A Fire Upon the Deep, A Deepness in the Sky, and The Children of the Sky. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John M. Ford
This is an interesting walkthrough of Vernor Vinge's history as a writer. I've always enjoyed his writing so seeing the short fiction pieces that sparked some of his longer works... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bob LAzar
Some of these are a little juvenile but still full of big ideas. I'm just starting at the beginning and working my way through. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Peter Buck
Reading Vinge takes a little getting used to but it is well worth it. I got this one to read the second of the Peace War books. Excellent!Published 15 months ago by JD
As someone who grew up in the 50s and 60s and read all the scifi available in a small town, I would have thought that I had already read all of these stories. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ron Watts
read it in 1974 ? Remembered it all these years. Outstanding! Probably my most favorite short story of all time. ds AtlantaPublished 16 months ago by Dave Sutton
I plowed through this due to my interest in Vernor Vinge. Apparently written in 2002, it is a collection of short stories strung together with the thoughts of Vinge introducing... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tenchi in DC
The print quality in this edition is dreadful. It looks like a third-generation Xerox copy. It's printed on low-quality paper as well.Published on March 26, 2010 by Karl Crary