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"Thoughtful space opera at its best, this book delivers everything it promises in terms of galactic scope, audacious concepts, and believable characters both human and nonhuman."
—The New York Times Book Review on Fire Upon the Deep
"True science fiction and a delight." —Publishers Weekly on True Names
"No summary can do justice to the depth and conviction of Vinge's ideas."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Fire Upon the Deep
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|The Peddler's Apprentice||55|
|Conquest by Default||159|
|The Whirligig of Time||187|
|The Science Fair||213|
|Win a Nobel Prize!||367|
|The Barbarian Princess||371|
|Fast Times at Fairmont High||409|
Posted December 9, 2008
Vernor Vinge has won several wards for his novels (A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY), and over the last three and a half decades has also produced some of the best science fiction short stories. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF VERNOR VINGE provides most of the author¿s short stories plus a novella, FAST TIMES AT FAIRMONT HIGH. Most of the tales are well written furbishing the reader with provocative concepts though many of those from before the fall of the Wall seem more alternate history in nature. The added bonus of Mr. Vinge¿s commentary to most of the contributions provides readers with insight to the author¿s philosophy. Fans of science fiction anthologies that induce deep postulating on the part of the reader will enjoy this collection, but it is best savored over a couple of weeks. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 25, 2010
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