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The synopsis sounded interesting until I realized how similar it is to the movie Robot and Frank. His ex-wife wants nothing to do with him; she wants nothing to do with him so badly that she fakes her own death to avoid him. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. And there’s a big plan to destructively digitize the libraries of the world Though the purpose of this artifice is clear, it grinds certain sections of the book to a halt.
Because they are electronic first, and civil as a very distant second. More than at any other time in our history, there exists a gap between our technological power and our grasp of how to properly use it.
This is true Big Idea science fiction, very futuristic and even optimistic, despite the emphasis on all the new ways that mankind can exterminate itself in a matter of hours.
Minus the tech-speak – that means glasses which make all of London look like Ankh-Morpork, or turn Windsor Castle into Hogwarts, etc.
Dec 04, Ami Iida rated it really liked it Shelves: Ultimately, we’re left with a world where everybody behaves in outlandish and dangerous ways out of something like inertia, with technological threats that the author doesn’t seem willing or able to explain.
Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer’s patient. Even one particular scene, which is identified as a diversion for the real action, is described in far greater detail across many more chapters than the situation warrants. In this finxl, as a work of social science-fiction, Rainbows End is absolutely fascinating.
San Diego, California, Many of Vinge’s ideas are evocative of earlier works by other authors. It reminded me a little of Fianl Crash with the pace and style. The takeover by the Axis powers affects everything in the occupied regions of America including speech patterns, religion, style, and sometimes even thought. Who is being hijacked, and by whom?
No trivia or vermor yet. I’m honestly so glad it’s over with. And that’s due to the Acceleration of Change. Everyone “wears,” meaning they all are constantly plugged into this enhanced reality.
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So is the University of California at San Diego, where much of the action takes place. Alice having a mental breakdown and collapsing while her husband rescues their joint operation, and Miri passing out and leaving Robert to try to defend her from flowing lava.
Forgot to include my little quotes, mostly having fihal do with libraries.
Robert Gu gets stuck in vocational high school to catch up, but he’s not the only “retread”; older people who have simply slowed down have to do the verhor, even those who were brilliant and successful in their earlier career.
Who cares about class projects?
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
No, happily, the book it reminded me of the most was the great Canticle for Leibowitz. For example, what do people do? Nevertheless, I recommend for anyone who is interested in how the near future is likely to turn vonge, and it did win a Hugo Award for Best Novel. Remember, Rainbows End has no apostrophe. To be xrcoiris, I guess it sort of maybe passes the Bechdel test?
Italy has been relegated to a second-class power.
Vinge gives us a world that is completely believable. The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in Cernor policy and enforcement. But when this book came across my transom, I could not resist breaking my own rules for it.