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Hugos There Podcast #52: Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge (feat. Scott McNulty)

Hugos There Podcast

Seth is joined by returning guest Scott McNulty to discuss the 2007 winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hugospodcast Time Codes: Start – 10:49 Intro through “Why this book?” 10:50 – 26:50 Non-Spoiler discussion 26:51 – end Spoiler discussion Notes & Mentions: Buck Rogers in the 25th … Continue reading "Hugos There Podcast #52: Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge (feat. Scott McNulty)"

59mins

1 May 2021

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True Names by Vernor Vinge

Worker and Parasite

In this episode Jerry and Stably discuss True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier by Vernor Vinge et al. Next time we'll discuss The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch.

1hr 7mins

8 Feb 2021

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Ep. 79: Vernor Vinge, A Fire upon the Deep

SCIFI SNAK

A Fire upon the Deep er første bog i serien “Zones of Thought.” Med den introducerer Vernor Vinge en ide, der er så forvirrende, at Jens først forstod, hvad hulen det hele betød, da han gik på Wikipedia for at finde forklaringen. Zones of Thought refererer til Vinge’s dybt originale worldbuilding koncept. Ideen er at galaksen bliver mere og mere primitiv, jo tættere du kommer på centrum. I Transcendensen, galaksens yderste sfærer, hersker de kunstigt intelligente “powers” – og mennesker har adgang til ultra-avanceret tech. Men i dybet, nær centrum af galaksen, fungerer denne teknologi ikke. Med dette galakse-blueprint væver Vinge en fortælling, der både er historien om konflikt på en middelalderlig planet blandt fascinerende alien-hunde, og også en historie om en hel galakses desparate overlevelseskrig mod en rogue kunstig intelligent Power: The Blight. Og den fremmedartede race af hundelignende væsener er en hel historie for sig selv. De danner bevidsthed i såkaldte “pack-minds.” Grupper på 6-8 væsener har ultrasonisk/telepatisk kontakt med hinanden – hvor det er helheden, ikke delen, der er bevidst.  Og hermed er du blot blevet introduceret til to af de mange kulørte og fantastiske ideer som Vinge begaver sin læser med. Det er hele er en kamp mod tiden. Hvor menneskekvinden Ravna Bergsndottir jager mod dybet, sammen med to potteplantealiens uden korttidshukommelse og en 1000 år gammel genoplivet rumkaptajn. Håbet er at man på hundeplaneten kan finde et hemmeligt våden i kampen mod The Blight. Scifi-forfatteren Jo Walton skrev om A Fire upon the Deep: “Any one of the ideas in A Fire Upon the Deep would have kept an ordinary writer going for years.” Jens og Anders har SCIFI Snakket “A Fire upon the Deep.” Shownotes: Anders fortalte om robotter i populærkultur i Kulturen på P1 ifm 100~års jubilæum for R.U.R – https://www.dr.dk/radio/p1/kulturen-pa-p1/kulturen-pa-p1-2021-01-11/01:07:31Anders har set Midnight Sky af og med George Clooney på Netflix…Næste måneds bog: Anders valgte “The Doomsday Book” af Connie Willis – første bog i serien Oxford Time Travel, hvorfra vi også har læst “To say nothing of the Dog” Indlægget Ep. 79: Vernor Vinge, A Fire upon the Deep blev først udgivet på SCIFI SNAK.

57mins

18 Jan 2021

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Transhumanist Sci-Fi Discussion: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Canonical

Is A Fire upon the Deep actually a posthumanist text?  Would we advocate for a genocide of the Skroderiders? Is a philosophical novel more convincing when portrayed in a realist or a sci-fi novel?  Will these questions never end?  It sure doesn't seem like it in this longer than usual episode.  Enjoy! This is the second novel in our Transhumanist Sci-Fi series. Want to talk about A Fire Upon the Deep? Join our book club discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/CanonicalPod where you can also find show notes, credits and extended discussions for every episode. You can support us by rating/liking/sharing our podcast! Subscribe to us here: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | Google | Youtube You can also support us by buying A Fire Upon the Deep or another book from one of our curated lists:  https://bookshop.org/shop/CanonicalPod. We earn a commission on every purchase and your local indie bookstore gets a cut too! We are also on Twitter and Facebook @CanonicalPod. Follow us to get updates on upcoming episodes!

53mins

7 Jan 2021

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SFBRP #412 – Vernor Vinge – A Deepness in the Sky – Zones of Thought #2

Science Fiction Book Review Podcast » Podcast Feed

Luke and Juliane talk about revisiting science fiction from a previous era… and 1999 is very much a previous era. Also: A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: http://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog Follow Luke on twitter: http://twitter.com/lukeburrage Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html Check out listener recommended books: http://www.goodreads.com/lukeburrage

1hr 20mins

19 Nov 2019

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Does the mind behind 'the Singularity' believe in the rise of the machines?

Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds

Over a billion seconds ago, author Vernor Vinge conceived of a “Technological Singularity”, when our machines outthink us. Should we worry?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

5 Feb 2019

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SFBRP #364 – Vernor Vinge – Marooned in Realtime – Across Realtime #2

Science Fiction Book Review Podcast » Podcast Feed

Luke discovers that the book was almost everything he wanted it to be… except it was also a mediocre murder mystery. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: http://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog Follow Luke on twitter: http://twitter.com/lukeburrage Luke writes his own novels, like “Minding Tomorrow”, “Combat”, “Get that rat off my face!” and “The Monster Story Conference”, so download them for free at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/fiction.html Check out listener recommended books: http://www.goodreads.com/lukeburrage

31mins

2 Apr 2018

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Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Part 2): Science Fiction and Politics

Science Fiction and Politics, Courtney Brown, Emory University

Science Fiction and Politics: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Part 2), Spring 2014, Emory University

1hr 9mins

2 Apr 2014

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Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Part 1): Science Fiction and Politics

Science Fiction and Politics, Courtney Brown, Emory University

Science Fiction and Politics: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Part 1), Spring 2014, Emory University

1hr 8mins

31 Mar 2014

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Vernor Vinge: 2012 National Book Festival

National Book Festival 2012 Videos

Vernor Vinge appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5796.

30 May 2013

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