The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge

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Author(s): Vernor Vinge

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, Year: 2001

ISBN: 0312873735,9780312873738

 

Description:
A career-spanning collection of science fiction from one of the field’s most highly regarded writers, The Collected Stories contains all of Vinge’s published short fiction with the exception of two stories–almost 40 years of work including his first professional sale and his most recent novella (published here for the first time). It’s a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable review of his career, made richer by the addition of forewords and afterwords to the individual stories in which he discusses everything from the ideas that drove the story to insights on his own writing process.

Vinge’s writing is characterized by a clear love of science and an empathy for human needs and feelings. He’s intensely curious about what happens when people and science collide. His stories explore the legacies of racism and xenophobia, the pros and cons of anarchy, alien contact, and the sometimes even more difficult contact between humans. He’s a master of big ideas, epic settings, and stories well told. –Roz Genessee

Contents

Foreword
“BOOKWORM, RUN!”
THE ACCOMPLICE
THE PEDDLER’S APPRENTICE (with Joan D. Vinge)
THE UNGOVERNED
LONG SHOT
APARTNESS
CONQUEST BY DEFAULT
THE WHIRLIGIG OF TIME
BOMB SCARE
THE SCIENCE FAIR
GEMSTONE
JUST PEACE (with William Rupp)
ORIGINAL SIN
THE BLABBER
WIN A NOBEL PRIZE!
THE BARBARIAN PRINCESS
FAST TIMES AT FAIRMONT HIGH

Bonus:

THE COOKIE MONSTER

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