Quotes by Vernor Vinge

About Vernor Vinge:

Vernor Steffen Vinge is a retired San Diego State University (SDSU) Professor of Mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is best known for his Hugo Award-winning novels and novellas A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), Rainbows End (2006), Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002), and The Cookie Monster (2004), as well as for his 1984 novel The Peace War and his 1993 essay "The Coming Technological Singularity", in which he argues that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence will mark the point at which "the human era will be ended", such that no current models of reality are sufficient to predict beyond it.

Author Bio

  • NameVernor Vinge
  • DescriptionAmerican mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction writer
  • BornOctober 2, 1944
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionMathematician; Computer Scientist; Novelist; Writer
  • WorksTrue Names; A Fire Upon The Deep
  • AwardsHugo Award; Prometheus Award - Hall Of Fame; Prometheus Award - Special Award