Selections from Vernor Vinge

Chosen by Alek Slominski and shared 2024-03-28.

A selection of Vernor Vinge writings from 1981 to 2017 (novellas, short stories and essays) with links to online versions.

Reading time: about 7 hours

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Novella: “True Names”

Novella: “The Ungoverned”

Essay: “The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era”

Short-short: “Win a Nobel Prize!”


Novella: “The Cookie Monster”

Short story: “Synthetic Serendipity”

Essay: “The Creativity Machine”

Essay: “The Disaster Stack”

Short-short: “BFF’s First Adventure”

Short-short: “Legale”


Short story: “A Dry Martini” (2002)

Short story: “A Preliminary Assessment of the Drake Equation, Being an Excerpt from the Memoirs of Star Captain Y.-T. Lee” (2017)