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.
Great story. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Vinge's other novels.Published 1 day ago by Todd
I am a huge sci fi fan so it was surprising to find such a brilliant writer that I had never heard of before. I can't wait for enough time to pass to read his books again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lobuche East
Fun, quick read. Keeps you guessing the whole time. Not just a crime mystery, but a look into what makes us human.Published 3 months 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 5 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 6 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 10 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 11 months ago by John M. Ford
Vernon did it, again. New technologies and culture mixed with literal generations and counter-cultures. Read morePublished 12 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 12 months ago by Amazon Customer