Vernor Vinge

(b. 1944

A pro writer and computer scientist who was formerly married to pro writer Joan D. Vinge. He is best known for his stories "True Names", The Peace War, Marooned in Realtime, A Fire Upon the Deep, and A Deepness in the Sky and for writing about and popularizing the idea of the Singularity. He is a master of hard science fiction in both the short form and novel-length.

He was Guest of Honor at ConJosé, the 2002 Worldcon.

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