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My Favorite Aliens

A Fire Upon the Deep won Vernor Vinge the first of his six Hugo Awards when his novel shared the award in 1993 with Connie Willis’ … 179 more words

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Applied History of Technology

In Vernor Vinge’s science fiction novel A Fire Upon the Deep set thousands of years in the future, the game of Civilization has become an academic field: 216 more words


A strange star that regularly extinguishes and relights itself, in Vernor Vinge’s novel Deepness in the Sky. In the story, the star’s 250-year cycle has led to interesting biospheres on a nearby planet. 52 more words