A truly great science fiction book in the tradition of the Masters..
The long-term effects of this technology, and long term trends of human technological development in general are what fuel the second book, "Marooned in Realtime".
I find it difficult to recommend a sequence of books by Vernor Vinge to read first.
A masterpiece of science fiction. A look into Earth's bleak future where most of the population has disappeared leaving only a few hundred people to start anew. Read morePublished 13 days ago by oscar villarreal
I did not like this one as well as the first. Primarily because the main characters are living a ridiculously long time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Berry Cobbler
Wil was a detective closing in on an embezzler. His quarry panics and uses a high tech force field to "bobble" Wil, effectively ending his investigation. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John M. Ford
Vernon did it, again. New technologies and culture mixed with literal generations and counter-cultures. Read morePublished 7 months ago by DavidXJohnson
there are a few authors that you just know when you see their names that the book must be good. in this case vernor vinge has once more put out a book that is great fun to read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great story. One of those stories that transports ones imagination to a completely new world and life style. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chuck88
Once again, Vernor Vinge introduces a technological potentiality and does an excellent job exploring the way this technology augments the characters' daily lives and effects the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Travis Batzer
sent e-mail to the distributor they said USPS lost it and i should ask my postman and neighbors---i know usps lost it but they should be insured and my book should have been... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Chris B Barton
This novel never received quite the acclaim of A Fire Upon the Deep or A Deepness in the Sky, but it's equally good. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cugel