Vernor Steffen Vinge (/ˈvɜːrnər ˈvɪndʒiː/ (About this soundlisten); born October 2, 1944) is an American science fiction (scifi) author and retired professor. He taught mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University. He is the first wide-scale popularizer of the technological singularity concept and perhaps the first to present a fictional "cyberspace". He has won the Hugo Award for his 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). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernor_Vinge
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