Publish date: April 3rd 2007
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
I've heard alot about Vernor Vinge before, he's a leading voice in futurism and singularity discussions, but I've never read any of his books before this. Synopsis: Robert Gu was America's best loved poet before he developed Alzheimers (also a total asshole), but when future medicine brings him an...
Although I did not love this book as much as his Zones of Thought space operas, Vernor Vinge has yet to disappoint me. Rainbows End is not really a cyberpunk novel, but "post-cyberpunk." It takes place in a world that looks a lot like ours, if you just extrapolate out the technology. (Almost) everyo...
In a world where wearable computers are the norm, where people can overlay virtual worlds on the real and where *sob* books are being scanned and shredded, world-famous poet Robert Gu returns from alzheimer's. He goes back to school and his granddaughter helps him deal with getting up-to-date while ...
The main character was annoying in the beginning, and there were times the main storyline seemed to lose sight of the original problem. But overall the future was very realistic, including the cultural changes. And that's what kept me riveted even when a couple scenes seemed slow. The ending was sur...
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