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.
The various applications of the bubble technology is fascinating. However, the process of finding out the murderer is not really gripping.Published 29 days ago by S. Yuzhu
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 1 month 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 6 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 7 months ago by John M. Ford
Vernon did it, again. New technologies and culture mixed with literal generations and counter-cultures. Read morePublished 8 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 8 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 12 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 12 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 14 months ago by Chris B Barton