@ JBL Theater
A professor of mathematics and computer science, Vinge created the concept of "The Singularity." Defined as the point at which the future becomes incomprehensible to humans, "The Singularity" is triggered in most stories by super-intelligent computers learning to self-program. Vinge set his most recent novel Rainbow’s End in the same universe as his third Hugo Award winner, 2002 short story "Fast Times at Fairmont High." He is Clarion West’s 2006 Susan C. Petrey Fellow. Tickets available at University Book Store in the U District or at the event. Tickets for this reading are $4 each, $3 for students, seniors or Clarion members.
Added by communitysteps on July 25, 2006