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THE WITLING

Vinge, Vernor

ISBN 10: 0234720123 / ISBN 13: 9780234720127
Edité par Dennis Dobson [1976]., London, 1976
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Hardcover
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Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. The author's second book. "From the first Vinge combined a feeling for the movement and thrill of humanity's high-tech progress through the universe, with a sense that individual lives were bleak and often brutish. His second novel, THE WILTING (1976), repeats a situation basic to the first [GRIMM'S WORLD, 1969] -- intruding humans on a colony planet are confronted by humanoids with special talents, here a variety of psi powers including teleportation -- and confirmed the essential chill of his vision." - SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#154077). N° de réf. du libraire 154077

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Titre : THE WITLING

Éditeur : Dennis Dobson [1976]., London

Date d'édition : 1976

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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This second novel by multiple award-winner Vernor Vinge, from 1976, is a fast-paced adventure where galactic policies collide and different cultures clash as two scientists and their faith in technology are pitted against an elusive race of telekinetic beings.

Marooned on a distant world and slowly dying of food poisoning, two anthropologists are caught between warring alien factions engaged in a battle that will affect the future of the world's inhabitants and their deadly telekinetic powers. If the anthropologists can't help resolve the conflict between the feuding alien factions, no one will survive.

This edition features sixteen full-page illustrations by Doug Beekman.

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Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including one for each of his last three novels, A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), and Rainbow's End (2006). Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in 1981 of his novella "True Names," which is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction. His many books also include Marooned in Realtime and The Peace War.

Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and raised in Central Michigan, Vinge is the son of geographers. Fascinated by science and particularly computers from an early age, he has a Ph.D. in computer science, and taught mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University for thirty years. He has gained a great deal of attention both here and abroad for his theory of the coming machine intelligence Singularity. Sought widely as a speaker to both business and scientific groups, he lives in San Diego, California.

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