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Vinge (Vernor) papers
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Description
This collection contains correspondence, science fiction convention programs, and a floppy disk from science fiction author Vernor Vinge. The correspondence mostly concerns other authors and publishers sending Vinge their works for his review or comments.
Background
Vernor Steffen Vinge was born on October 2, 1944 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is an American science fiction author, who previously taught mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University. He retired from being an educator at San Diego State in 2000. Vinge was awarded the Hugo Award for many of his novels and novellas, such as A Fire Upon the Deep (1992) and Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002). He is recognized for his hard-science approach to his novels, as well as his imaginative work of Internet fiction.
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0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
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The collection is open for research.