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Marooned in Realtime - Vernor Vinge
Marooned in Realtime
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Multiple Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge takes readers on a fifty-million-year trip to a future where humanity's fate will be decided in a dangerous game of high-tech survival. In this taut thriller, a Hugo finalist for Best Novel, nobody knows why there are only three hundred humans left alive on... show more
Multiple Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge takes readers on a fifty-million-year trip to a future where humanity's fate will be decided in a dangerous game of high-tech survival. In this taut thriller, a Hugo finalist for Best Novel, nobody knows why there are only three hundred humans left alive on the Earth fifty million years from now. Opinion is fiercely divided on whether to settle in and plant the seed of mankind anew, or to continue using high-energy stasis fields, or "bobbles," in venturing into the future. When somebody is murdered, it's obvious someone has a secret he or she is willing to kill to preserve.The murder intensifies the rift between the two factions, threatening the survival of the human race. It's up to 21st century detective Wil Brierson, the only cop left in the world, to find the culprit, a diabolical fiend whose lust for power could cause the utter extinction of man.Filled with excitement and adventure, Vinge's tense SF puzzler will satisfy readers with its sense of wonder and engaging characters, one of whom is a murderer with a unique modus operandi.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765308849 (0765308843)
ASIN: 765308843
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Across Realtime (#2)
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5.0 Marooned in Realtime (Peace War)
Outstanding! Marooned in Realtime is as good as anything I ever read. A small story, but interesting and well told.
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I read this one pretty much straight through. I like hard sci-fi and I found the premise intriguing. Basically, this is the story of a group of people who have "bobbled" forward in time for various reasons and have all found themselves on the wrong side of the Singularity. They are trying to restart...
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