Click below to listen to our interview with Vernor Vinge:
Vernor Vinge was born on October 2nd of 1944 in Waukesha Wisconsin. A published story writer since the 1960s, Vinge is known in the sci-fi world as the author most closely associated with the theme of “technological singularity,” which is the event or sequence of events that will occur when technology surpasses human intelligence and society ceases to be recognizable to today’s humans. Mr. Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including one for each of his last three novels, A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), and Rainbow’s End (2006). Other awards include Marooned in Realtime which won the Prometheus Award, and two Nebula nominations (which are awards in themselves) for A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. One of the things that he is best known for is his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction. Mr. Vinge currently resides in San Diego California.