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Vinge, Vernor

Overview
Works: 154 works in 347 publications in 2 languages and 8,367 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Political fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3572.I534, 813.54
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Publications about Vernor Vinge
Publications by Vernor Vinge
Most widely held works by Vernor Vinge
Rainbows end by Vernor Vinge( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,199 libraries worldwide
Recovering Alzheimer's patient and former poet Robert Gu begins to retrain at a high school in order to become adjusted to the technology driven world. Unintentionally, he becomes involved in a conspiracy to use technology as a method for world domination and also feels compelled to protest against the changes planned for the UCSD Geisel Library where all the books there and worldwide would physically cease to exist
The children of the sky by Vernor Vinge( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
"Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them--and among the humans--who seek power ... and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed. On a world of fascinating wonders and terrifying dangers, Vernor Vinge has created a powerful novel of adventure and discovery that will entrance the many readers of A Fire Upon the Deep. Filled with the inventiveness, excitement, and human drama that have become hallmarks of his work, this new novel is sure to become another great milestone in Vinge's already stellar career."--
A deepness in the sky by Vernor Vinge( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
The story of the Spiders, inhabitants of a planet where the sun regularly stops shining for periods of 200 years, during which they are frozen in ice. The novel picks them up emerging from their most recent hibernation in a frenzy of activity and innovation to make up for lost time. By the author of A Fire upon the Deep
A fire upon the deep by Vernor Vinge( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Scientists release an ancient Transcendent artifact that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence, only one ship escapes and the struggle begins
The collected stories of Vernor Vinge by Vernor Vinge( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
A compilation of short fiction by the Hugo Award winner ranges from his earliest works to his longer takes from the 1970s and 1980s and includes "The Ungoverned" and "The Blabber."
The peace war by Vernor Vinge( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
"Fifty years before, the "Peace Authority" took control of governments worldwide with a radically different weapon, the "bobbler, ' which encased its targets within an impenetrable force field, rendering resistance useless. after the takeover come the plagues; civilization fell into a semifeudal state, and all high technology was banned. But Paul Naismith, inventer of the bobbler, has never given up hope. After having hidden from the usurping Peace Authority for decades, he is finally ready to lead the Tinker underground against the evil he helped to create. The odds against them seem impossibly long. Nothing has been able to defeat the Peace Authority's bobbler. Until now ..."--Page 4 of cover
Marooned in realtime by Vernor Vinge( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
On a distant future Earth where the human race has inexplicably dwindled to some three hundred members, a secretive person harbors a deadly secret that he or she is willing to kill in order to protect
A fire upon the deep by Vernor Vinge( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
A Fire Upon the Deepis the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Fleeing the threat, a family of scientists, including two children, are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization
Across realtime by Vernor Vinge( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
The Peace Authority eliminated war by using the "bobble," a unique spherical state of stasis than encapsulated an object in an impenetrable force field. Paul Naismith, reclusive leader of the Tinker underground, has developed his own extraordinary, illegal, technology, far surpassing the Authority, hoping to strike back someday
A deepness in the sky by Vernor Vinge( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
On the world of Arachna, the Qeng Ho battle the Emergents, and only Pham Numen has a chance to foil the horrendous Emergents plan
The witling by Vernor Vinge( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Two anthropologists surveying the planet Giri are captured by the planet's inhabitants, and become caught between two warring alien societies and their deadly telekinetic powers
A fire upon the deep by Vernor Vinge( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
A Fire Upon the Deepis the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Fleeing the threat, a family of scientists, including two children, are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization
Marooned in realtime by Vernor Vinge( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"... Nobody knows why there are only three hundred humans left alive on the Earth fifty million years from now. Opinion is fiercely divided on whether to settle in and plant the seed of mankind anew, or to continue using high-energy stasis fields, or "bobbles," in venturing into the future. When sombody is murdered, it's obviouse that someone has a secret and is willing to kill to preserve it. the murder intensifies the rift between the two factions, threatening the survival of the human race. It's up to twenty-first-century detective Wil Brierson, the only cop left in the world, to find the culprit, a diabolical fiend whose lust for power could cause utter extinction of man"--Back cover
A fire upon the deep by Vernor Vinge( file )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
In this popular and widely praised novel, a rescue mission races against time to save a pair of human children being held captive by a medieval lupine race-and to recover the weapon that will keep the universe from being changed forever
True names by Vernor Vinge( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Across realtime by Vernor Vinge( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Tatja Grimm's world by Vernor Vinge( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Leaving her aborigine tribe to find intelligent beings, Tatja Grimm travels to Ocean, a medieval mecca of intelligence and technological innovation, but a disillusioned Tatja soon realizes that to find truly superior intelligence she must turn to the stars
True names-- and other dangers by Vernor Vinge( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Grimm's world by Vernor Vinge( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A deepness in the sky by Vernor Vinge( file )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The story of the Spiders, inhabitants of a planet where the sun regularly stops shining for periods of 200 years, during which they are frozen in ice. The novel picks them up emerging from their most recent hibernation in a frenzy of activity and innovation to make up for lost time. By the author of A Fire upon the Deep
 
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Alternative Names
Vernor Vinge Amerikaans wiskundige en schrijver
Vernor Vinge amerikansk datavetare och matematiker
Vernor Vinge amerikansk informatikar og matematikar
Vernor Vinge amerikansk informatiker og matematiker
Vernor Vinge écrivain américain
Vernor Vinge scrittore statunitense
Vernor Vinge US-amerikanischer Mathematiker, Informatiker und Science-Fiction-Autor
Vinge, Vernor
Vinge, Vernor 1944-
Vinge Vernor Steffen 1944-....
Vinge, Vernor (Vernor Steffen)
Vinge, Vernor (Vernor Steffen), 1944-
Вернор Виндж
Вернор Віндж
Върнър Виндж
וינגי, ורנור
ורנור וינג'י
ورنر وینج ریاضی‌دان و دانشمند علوم کامپیوتر آمریکایی
빈지, 버너 1944-
ヴァーナー・ヴィンジ
ヴィンジ, ヴァーナー
弗诺·文奇
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English (137)
French (3)
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