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Setting A Fire Upon The Deep

If you’re after a review of the Vernor Vinge modern classic A Fire Upon The Deep, you are in the wrong place. Yet I’m about to talk about that book a lot. 299 more words


The Singularity: Predicting the Oncoming Era of Artificial Intelligence

We may not be beaming people down from starships yet, but we’re certainly lightyears away from rubbing two sticks together to create fire. As a species, humans have seen explosions of technological growth over the centuries, beginning with things as simple as developing writing implements all the way up to using biotechnology to create genetically modified organisms. 479 more words

All Of It


Another in the James Gunn series while I work on some new stuff.

Raw Feed (2003): Crisis!, James Gunn, 1986.

I seem to recall that… 1,070 more words

Science Fiction

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

A book set in a galaxy with a peculiar quirk of physics: the closer to the galactic core you get, the less intelligence and stock science fiction goodies like faster-than-light travel are possible. 475 more words


A Deepness in the Sky

A Deepness in the Sky
Vernor Vinge
774 pages
TOR Books (1999)

Read this if you like: Hard sci-fi, world building, the Foundation series
tl;dr summary: Long-view space opera with deep political undertones that presents a unique viewpoint on both technology and time. 814 more words


Sometimes the biggest disasters aren't noticed at all - no one's around to write horror stories.

A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge

Every now and then I like to dip my toe back into the waters of pure science fiction. 1,229 more words

Science Fiction

Draxtor Book Club - March

Draxtor Despres has launched his book club with a discussion of Vernor Vinge’s “Rainbow’s End.” Watch it and get the backstory on his blog, draxfiles.com… 14 more words