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User Review  - jessica_reads - LibraryThing

This story follows the egotistical protagonist, Robert Gu. Once, he was a renowned poet, but then he developed Alzheimer's. His character was angry and volatile as I know most Alzheimer's patients to ... Read full review

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User Review  - jefware - LibraryThing

Hard science fiction of the near future--very near. Features wearable computers and artillery delivered packages.Makes me want to see the 30s. Read full review

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User Review  - Ed_Gosney - LibraryThing

This was a strange, fascinating book. On the one hand, it almost didn't seem as if anything worthy of mention was truly happening, while on the other hand, I found myself totally absorbed by it. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - jeanphilli - LibraryThing

I loved this book, not because its the best written scifi book ever, but because I connected to this story concerning the future of education and libraries. The description of the books in the Geisel ... Read full review

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User Review  - justchris - LibraryThing

Next, Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. This is Vernor Vinge's third Hugo for best novel, after A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. I thought the first two were fantastic. I like this one as ... Read full review

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User Review  - boweraj - LibraryThing

Such a great book. Extremely creepy how Vinge takes us into the not-so-distant future where technology can be devastating. After the first 75 pages, I couldn't put it down for a second. Read full review

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User Review  - gloic - LibraryThing

Excellent description of probable future virtual interfaces and the growing importance of search & analysis (i.e. Google) skills compared to "classical" intelligence or creativity. A little too slow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

Vernor Vinge is one of the best at writing science fiction, and this 'near future' book is no exception. He does an excellent job of capturing a possible future of our current technology, and turning it into a great novel. Better yet, he manages it in one book, rather than a series. Read full review

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User Review  - incandescent - LibraryThing

I don't really understand why this book was nominated for the Hugo. It's a pleasant enough read and a first class example of world building - Vinge has clearly been thinking hard about where ... Read full review

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User Review  - chaosmogony - LibraryThing

A fun look at a possible future that seems eerily possible. Read full review


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