American science fiction writer, winner of the 2000 and 1987 Prometheus Awards

Reference

Vernor Vinge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Vernor Steffen Vinge ... (born February 10, 1944 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA) is a mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is best known for his Hugo award-winning novels A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky, as well as for his 1993 essay 'The Technological Singularity', in which he argues that exponential growth in technology will reach a point beyond which we cannot even speculate about the consequences. ..."

Awards Received

1987 Prometheus Best Novel Award, granted by Libertarian Futurist Society, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Marooned in Realtime
2000 Prometheus Best Novel Award, granted by Libertarian Futurist Society, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For A Deepness in the Sky
2004 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, granted by Libertarian Futurist Society, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Ungoverned
2014 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement, granted by Libertarian Futurist Society

Articles

Vonnegut, Heinlein, Kipling, and Others Battle It Out for a Libertarian Award, by Jesse Walker, 17 Jan 2017
Discusses the LFS Hall of Fame awards and lists the 2017 finalists with brief descriptions of each
"'Conquest by Default,' by Vernor Vinge (first published 1968 in Analog) is his first exploration of the idea of anarchism, in which a stateless alien society visits an Earth recovering from nuclear war. The story combines a novel approach to the problem of avoiding the decay of anarchy into government with an evocation of the tragic impact of cultural change."

Books Authored

A Deepness in the Sky, 1999
2000 Prometheus Award winner
Marooned in Realtime, 1986
1987 Prometheus Award winner