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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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My Science Fiction Reading Quest

When I started writing science fiction, I realized how dated my reading in the genre was. It was time to get reading. I started with the Hugo Award winners and nominees. 138 more words

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Review: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

My fiance has been trying to convince me to read A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge for about three years now. After reading it, I feel really silly for not listening to him sooner. 304 more words

Book Reviews

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

This is my choice for the Chester Library science fiction book group that met on Saturday 22nd June. Our normal meeting room was unavailable so the 8 of us met in the quiet teenager’s book corner. 673 more words


A Fire Upon the Deep -Vernor Vinge (Science Fiction)

I barely finished this book.  The pacing was so slow in the middle, I walked away and read “The Caves of Steel”.  Only the near-universal promise from reviews on the internet of an exciting finish brought me back. 532 more words

Things I've Read

Vernor Vinge at the National Book Festival

On Sunday, my  first order of National Book Festival business was to attend a presentation celebrating Madeleine L’Engle and the 50th anniversary of publication of  510 more words

Wordy Wednesday - A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

I picked this up on a whim, because why not? As sci-fi, it had some neat ideas. As a novel, it dragged a bit.

In keeping with the tradition of sci-fi books I’ve read lately, this one has dog-like aliens sexing each other up. 1,569 more words

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