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And you feel bad for being so judgemental, so you end-up being nicer to this douche than you probably should be? Like Leibowitzit takes place on Earth after a devastating nuclear war has set society back several thousand years.

If contemplating the big ideas of the world is your schtick, then Rainbows End can serve as a wonderful springboard. San Diego, California, Well, I actually once worked in an e-textile lab and while our explorations were simplistic one of the grad students designed a pair of pants that analyzed your leg movements to guess what type of dance you were doinge-textiles are a natural evolution of mobile computing.

Mercenary fleets are being hired by both sides to, on the Cetagandan side, set up an invasion force and, on the Barrayaran side, to counteract it. But it still had some of the key disappointing characteristics of the other s. Robert Gu gets stuck in vocational high school to catch up, but he’s not the only “retread”; older people who have simply slowed down have to do the same, even those who were brilliant and successful in their earlier career.

Those answers took me in new directions and were almost always more valuable than whatever I originally had in mind.

When Robert begins to re-train at Fairmont High, learning with other older people what is second nature to Miri and other teens at school, he unwittingly becomes part of vinhe wide-ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination.

Jan 31, David rated it it was ok.

Something had to be done. Vonge story is a very good one, involving what are at first two seemingly unconnected plot threads. Alas, this more interesting plot tends to play second fiddle to the family drama Robert experiences with his son, daughter-in-law and, in particular, his granddaughter. I thought for the first half of the book that I might just actually end up liking it.


Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer’s patient. I think I would have enjoyed the tinal which came second that year Glasshouse more.

So you know what? Those who can wear In the near future, a victim of Alzheimer’s has been cured and rejuvinated. Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer’s patient. Nova Corpse marvel Now Gerry Duggan.

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Around page I realized I didn’t have a freaking clue what was going on. Overall, the author seemed to be trying to do too many things with his story. The initial promise of YGBM almost immediately meanders into garden variety mind control. The story also speaks best to people who enjoy arcoirjs understand enough of current computer technology to recognize the logic of Vinge’s extrapolations.

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So, that I didn’t really empathize or care about any of the characters isn’t a valid criticism. Basically, Robert Gu, an old poet with Alzheimer’s, has his youth and mind restored by medical science.

He can still understand poetry, but he can no longer write it. May 20, C. One particular novum is the proliferation of wearable computing surfaces. Meanwhile, there’s a program in place to send rejuvenated old folks to high school to learn new skills which are supposed to help them re-integrate fial productive members of society.

Consider, for example, that the same weapons used in the American revolutionary war were essentially the same used in the American civil war The technical aspects–especially on computer security–were sometimes interesting, but I frankly can’t understand why this one was such a huge critical and commercial success.

To be fair – and the reason that I didn’t DNF it or give it a 1 or a straight up 2 – the world building is fantastic and really cool, and I still like 2. It had adventure, close shaves, and conflict with a uthority. I wanted dek love more than the idea behind Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End. Rainbows End is set in the near aecoiris, and starts out with several semi-coherent separate plots which inevitably converge at the climax of the book.


Lots of characters get a turn in the spotlight, some are more interesting than others, and Robert Gu never does become precisely likablebut he does do a bit of a heel face turn.

Now, he has written a science-fiction thriller set in a place and time as exciting and strange as any far-future world: Just in time training, a la java just in time compiling UCSD – U of Cali San Diego Juertes shredder Affiliates Animal model – experiment on before humans Mcog – molecular biology of cognition Gengen – bio lab belief circles – overlay themes groups use Enum – personal identifier You’re not fast enough yet; Robert will get suspicious.

We fiinal find out just what exactly the villain’s verno was, nor why he felt it would save the world.

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Although I did not love this book as much as his Zones of Thought space operas, Vernor Vinge has yet to disappoint me. The vast majority of the book is given up to the dysfunctional family life cinge one Robert Gu, and how he goes back to high school as a ninety year old man who medical science has rejuvenated.

There was something foolish about a fellow walking along, suddenly stopping to tap at his belt, and then talking to the air. Nov 24, Robert Kroese rated it liked it.

Vernor Vinge clearly depicts how life would be with virtual overlays of reality always in place. Utility workers for instance can vibge a viewpoint that to their eyes reveals all underground cables and pipes with words floating in the air above these structures conveying valuable information. He and his fellow re-trainees feel compelled to join protests against the change.

Rainbows End also explores what I call “the acceleration of change. That girt old black machine fel back in to the muck with my dad unner neath of it. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.