History Creator / VernorVinge

28th Jan '16 5:51:43 PM PaulA
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Found details for Instant Expert on the trope page, but it's from ''Rainbows End'' (and already listed on the Rainbows End page), so doesn't need to be here. Added context for I Say What I Say.
%%* InstantExpert: Very averted. %%* ISayWhatISay: In "The Cookie Monster"
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%%* InstantExpert: Very averted. %%* * ISayWhatISay: In "The Cookie Monster"Monster", one of the signs that something seriously weird is happening is a character discovering another version of herself living and working nearby. Subsequently there is a scene where the two of them deliberately speak in exact unison to underline their explanation of what's going on.
28th Jan '16 1:40:30 PM SolipSchism
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The Witling now has its own page, and Psychic Powers is already mentioned on that page. Commenting out some ZCEs and adding an example for Bittersweet Ending. Removing Awesome Mc Cool Name because (A) it's on a list of tropes for his "other works" and has nothing to do with his work, and (B) it's troping a real person. (Although, yes, his name is an amazing sci-fi author name.)
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* AnyoneCanDie: Named characters fall like flies. * AwesomeMcCoolname: Let's face it, "Vernor Vinge" is a fantastic sci-fi name, let alone one for a sci-fi author. ** Bonus points for 'vinge' being an actual (slang) word in Estonian language. It means something like 'awesome' or 'cool'.
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* %%* AnyoneCanDie: Named characters fall like flies. * AwesomeMcCoolname: Let's face it, "Vernor Vinge" is BittersweetEnding: At the end of ''Tatja Grimm's World'', the world has been saved from a fantastic sci-fi name, let alone one for pretty horrifying fate. Despite that, the POV character, Svir, spends the last few chapters in a sci-fi author. ** Bonus points for 'vinge' constant daze, reeling from [[spoiler:his wife being an actual (slang) word brutally murdered literally within arm's reach from him]]. He shows unmistakable signs of severe PTSD, and aside from a vague promise from Tatja to return from [[spoiler:spacefaring civilization]] to help him, there's no real indication that he will be able to recover. Even Tatja, frequently recognized as probably being literally the smartest and most perceptive person on the planet, remarks that the events of the novel have left Svir more twisted than she realized. The last thing that happens in Estonian language. It means something like 'awesome' or 'cool'.the book is Svir lashing out at a small animal, which escapes him and flies off into the sky.

* InstantExpert: Very averted. * ISayWhatISay: In "The Cookie Monster"
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* %%* InstantExpert: Very averted. * %%* ISayWhatISay: In "The Cookie Monster"

* PsychicPowers: ''The Witling'' is set on a planet where (nearly) everybody has the ability to teleport themselves and nearby objects.
17th Mar '15 8:23:23 PM SolipSchism
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* ''Literature/TheWitling'' (1976)
5th Feb '15 4:50:26 PM PaulA
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This is not the Nightmare Fuel section.
* BrainInAJar: The space-faring slavers in ''Tatja Grimm's World'' kidnap people, remove their brains and then fit them to a computer that [[NightmareFuel suppresses their personality]] without totally trashing their intellect. The result has computer speed and power with some human intuition and intelligence: a WetwareCPU.
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* BrainInAJar: The space-faring slavers in ''Tatja Grimm's World'' kidnap people, remove their brains and then fit them to a computer that [[NightmareFuel suppresses their personality]] personality without totally trashing their intellect. The result has computer speed and power with some human intuition and intelligence: a WetwareCPU.
5th Feb '15 4:49:56 PM PaulA
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The Zones of Thought series is not a trilogy, it's a series that doesn't have a fourth book *yet*.
An influential modern ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' {{Trilogy}}, two of which have won the HugoAward for Best Novel, and for his novel ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', which also won a Hugo. He has also won the Hugo Award for Best Novella twice, for "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (to which ''Rainbows End'' is a SpiritualSuccessor) and the stand-alone "The Cookie Monster".
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An influential modern ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' {{Trilogy}}, series, two of which have won the HugoAward for Best Novel, and for his novel ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', which also won a Hugo. He has also won the Hugo Award for Best Novella twice, for "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (to which ''Rainbows End'' is a SpiritualSuccessor) and the stand-alone "The Cookie Monster".
5th Feb '15 10:08:16 AM SolipSchism
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Examples Are Not Recent, and a three-book "series" is a Trilogy.
An influential modern ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' series, which has three books so far, two of which have won the HugoAward for Best Novel, and for his recent novel ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', which also won a Hugo. He has also won the Hugo Award for Best Novella twice, for "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (to which ''Rainbows End'' is a SpiritualSuccessor) and the stand-alone "The Cookie Monster".
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An influential modern ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' series, which has three books so far, {{Trilogy}}, two of which have won the HugoAward for Best Novel, and for his recent novel ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', which also won a Hugo. He has also won the Hugo Award for Best Novella twice, for "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (to which ''Rainbows End'' is a SpiritualSuccessor) and the stand-alone "The Cookie Monster".
24th Jul '13 1:24:41 PM DriftingSkies
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hottip cleanup
Whatever the actual plausibility of the idea, Vinge has the concept of TheSingularity fertile ground for stories. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Vinge has yet to write a novel showing an ''actual depiction'' of a singularity[[hottip:*:This is actually consistent with what he believes: any kind of Singularity will not only be inherently unpredictable, but inherently ''inscrutable'' (that is to say, not understandable)]]; his two most well-known series actually sidestep the issue by either contriving circumstances whereby the Singularity doesn't/isn't able to happen, or by having the singularity ''already'' having occurred. For example, the Literature/ZonesOfThought series takes place in a universe where physical laws vary based on location, so TheSingularity isn't something that happens at a certain time but rather is a ''fact of life'' depending on where you are in the galaxy. Further, in the ''Literature/AcrossRealtime'' series, the Singularity is first delayed (via technological stasis) then ''skipped over'' by characters (via literal stasis).
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Whatever the actual plausibility of the idea, Vinge has the concept of TheSingularity fertile ground for stories. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Vinge has yet to write a novel showing an ''actual depiction'' of a singularity[[hottip:*:This singularity[[note]]This is actually consistent with what he believes: any kind of Singularity will not only be inherently unpredictable, but inherently ''inscrutable'' (that is to say, not understandable)]]; understandable)[[/note]]; his two most well-known series actually sidestep the issue by either contriving circumstances whereby the Singularity doesn't/isn't able to happen, or by having the singularity ''already'' having occurred. For example, the Literature/ZonesOfThought series takes place in a universe where physical laws vary based on location, so TheSingularity isn't something that happens at a certain time but rather is a ''fact of life'' depending on where you are in the galaxy. Further, in the ''Literature/AcrossRealtime'' series, the Singularity is first delayed (via technological stasis) then ''skipped over'' by characters (via literal stasis).
3rd Jul '13 4:20:05 PM foxfireman
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Whatever the actual plausibility of the idea, Vinge has the concept of TheSingularity fertile ground for stories. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Vinge has yet to write a novel showing an ''actual depiction'' of a singularity[[hottip:*:This is actually consistent with what he believes: any kind of Singularity will not only be inherently unpredictable, but inherently ''inscrutable'' (that is to say, not understable)]]; his two most well-known series actually sidestep the issue by either contriving circumstances whereby the Singularity doesn't/isn't able to happen, or by having the singularity ''already'' having occurred. For example, the Literature/ZonesOfThought series takes place in a universe where physical laws vary based on location, so TheSingularity isn't something that happens at a certain time but rather is a ''fact of life'' depending on where you are in the galaxy. Further, in the ''Literature/AcrossRealtime'' series, the Singularity is first delayed (via technological stasis) then ''skipped over'' by characters (via literal stasis).
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Whatever the actual plausibility of the idea, Vinge has the concept of TheSingularity fertile ground for stories. [[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Vinge has yet to write a novel showing an ''actual depiction'' of a singularity[[hottip:*:This is actually consistent with what he believes: any kind of Singularity will not only be inherently unpredictable, but inherently ''inscrutable'' (that is to say, not understable)]]; understandable)]]; his two most well-known series actually sidestep the issue by either contriving circumstances whereby the Singularity doesn't/isn't able to happen, or by having the singularity ''already'' having occurred. For example, the Literature/ZonesOfThought series takes place in a universe where physical laws vary based on location, so TheSingularity isn't something that happens at a certain time but rather is a ''fact of life'' depending on where you are in the galaxy. Further, in the ''Literature/AcrossRealtime'' series, the Singularity is first delayed (via technological stasis) then ''skipped over'' by characters (via literal stasis).
20th Dec '12 2:45:32 PM Xtifr
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* TheUnpronouncable: In the story "Conquest by Default", the humanoid aliens have the ability to close their nostrils, and their language accordingly has nostril consonants. The author hoped they could be printed as 'p̃' [p tilde] and 'ṽ' [v tilde]; his editor said "Sure, if you want to pay for special type." Even today they are printed as % and #.
7th Oct '12 6:23:56 PM PaulA
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There are no current Hugo nominees; we're between award seasons at present.
An influential modern ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' series, which has three books so far, two of which have won the HugoAward for Best Novel, and the third of which is a current nominee, and for his recent novel ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', which also won a Hugo. He has also won the Hugo Award for Best Novella twice, for "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (to which ''Rainbows End'' is a SpiritualSuccessor) and the stand-alone "The Cookie Monster".
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An influential modern ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' series, which has three books so far, two of which have won the HugoAward for Best Novel, and the third of which is a current nominee, and for his recent novel ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', which also won a Hugo. He has also won the Hugo Award for Best Novella twice, for "Fast Times at Fairmont High" (to which ''Rainbows End'' is a SpiritualSuccessor) and the stand-alone "The Cookie Monster".
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