Notes on 'Marooned in Realtime' (1986) by Vernor Vinge (b. 1944)

The second work in Vernor Vinge’s Realtime (1984-86) series, Marooned in Realtime is an post-singularity work that is instrumental to the history of sf and the history of ideas. Vinge not only helped pave the way for the Cyberpunk movement but he also left a big mark on postmodern space opera. Vinge’s writing has played a pivotal role in the development of singularity literature – having first introduced the concept in True Names (1981) – and Marooned in Realtime, which further fleshes out the concept, remains an important work in the history of sf as well as in the history of ideas.

First HC edition: Published by Bluejay Books (1986)
Part of the Realtime series:
The Peace War (1984)
Marooned in Realtime (1986)
Collectors notes:
Less than 10 Fine copies currently available on the market.
Available works by Vernor Vinge