"The Peace War"

Title"The Peace War"
Year for Search1984
AuthorsVinge, Vernor [Steffen](b. 1944)
Secondary TitleAnalog Science Fiction/Science Fact
Volume / Edition104.5 - 7
Pagination10-14, 17-18, 20, 22-24, 26-28, 30-32, 34-41, 46-64; 94-146; 116-64
Date PublishedMay - June 1984
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which advanced technology is used to take over the world and control it. The Peace Authority was supposed to create a better world, but it simply maintained its own power by suppressing all opposition. Individuals successfully resist, and an area of northern Mexico called Aztlán has maintained a degree of independence. Vinge writes that The Peace War can be thought of as a prequel to his 1985 “The Ungoverned,” which describes a libertarian eutopia. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. [New York]: Bluejay. Rpt. with his non-utopian “Marooned in Realtime.” Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact 106.5 -8 (May - August 1986): 10-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26, 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-54, 56-62; 128-80; 130-76; 108-59 with a “Correction” to pages 52-53 in the May issue. Rpt. New York: Bluejay, 1986 in his Across Realtime: The Peace War Marooned in Realtime. [Book Club ed.] (Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday, [1986]), 1-277. This material plus “The Ungoverned” rpt. in Across Realitime (New York: Baen Books, 1991), with The Peace War 1-255; “The Ungoverned” 257-300, and Marooned in Realtime 301-545

Info Notes

Vinge writes that The Peace War can be thought of as a prequel to his 1985 “The Ungoverned,” which describes a libertarian eutopia. 

Holding Institutions

Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(b. 1944)

Full Text

1984 Vinge, Vernor [Steffen] (b. 1944). “The Peace War.” Illus. H[enry] R[ichard] Van Dongen. Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact 104.5 - 7 (May - July 1984): 10-14, 17-18, 20, 22-24, 26-28, 30-32, 34-41, 46-64; 94-146; 116-64. Rpt. [New York]: Bluejay. Rpt. with his non-utopian “Marooned in Realtime.” Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact 106.5 -8 (May - August 1986): 10-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26, 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-54, 56-62; 128-80; 130-76; 108-59 with a “Correction” to pages 52-53 in the May issue. Rpt. New York: Bluejay, 1986 in his Across Realtime: The Peace War Marooned in Realtime. [Book Club ed.] (Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday, [1986]), 1-277. This material plus “The Ungoverned” rpt. in Across Realitime (New York: Baen Books, 1991), with The Peace War 1-255; “The Ungoverned” 257-300, and Marooned in Realtime 301-545. Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Dystopia in which advanced technology is used to take over the world and control it. The Peace Authority was supposed to create a better world, but it simply maintained its own power by suppressing all opposition. Individuals successfully resist, and an area of northern Mexico called Aztlán has maintained a degree of independence. Vinge writes that The Peace War can be thought of as a prequel to his 1985 “The Ungoverned,” which describes a libertarian eutopia.