It's the prelude to "Marooned in Realtime" Most of Vernor Vinge's books are good...
Thought provoking ideas abound, excellent characters that behave realistically in a 'realistic' story - suspended disbelief is not merely hanging by a thread here.
Maybe he explains it more clearly past where I've read but by now I don't even care anymore.
In fairness, I'm comparing to Vernor's Fire Upon the Deep and a Deepness in the sky, which were 5 star. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jeffrey B. Barbieri
Kept my attention. Plenty of action and compares with real life cases well.Published 1 month ago by Dennis M. Markwith
On the positive side, this slightly dated dystopian novel of the near future is suspenseful and for the most part, easy to read and compelling, once the reader accepts the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alanzzzz
I enjoyed a deepness in the sky and the zones of thought books. I bought this
and it was fun and engaging.
I consider 4 stars is a very high rating. Read more
It's a pretty decent adventure story. As a sci fi story, however, it is pretty ordinary - the world in the aftermath of a nuclear war. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Barry Blyveis
I have a very happy wife for having bought her this book. She loves Vernor Vinge and is extremely pleased with it.Published 9 months ago by JFargo
Action from start to finish and a perfectly exciting ending. It's my third Vinge novel and I will be reading more.Published 9 months ago by panamarga
This is an early work by Vinge. One of the themes he explores is decline of technical civilization and difficult road to recover lost technology - the theme that repeats through... Read morePublished 9 months ago by I. Smirnov
Yepper, a cautionary tale appropriate for our political and social environment too. Haven't read any of Mr. Vinge's books in a long time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Berry Cobbler