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.
Fun, quick read. Keeps you guessing the whole time. Not just a crime mystery, but a look into what makes us human.Published 1 month ago by kyle Bruinsma
The various applications of the bubble technology is fascinating. However, the process of finding out the murderer is not really gripping.Published 2 months 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 3 months 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 8 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 9 months ago by John M. Ford
Vernon did it, again. New technologies and culture mixed with literal generations and counter-cultures. Read morePublished 10 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 10 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 14 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 14 months ago by Travis Batzer