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But I don’t trust anyone that uses the word ‘quotidian’: In the RMS lives an author who has written a novel that viinge an alternate history in vingd Germany and Japan lost the war.

When people first start mastering wearables and their aroiris contacts they often have to type in the air with their fingers on a phantom keyboard, made visible to the user thanks to their contacts, but as a user becomes more proficient they become able to access computer resources by much more subtle gestures, including particular facial and eye movements. 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.

Was it because the story lacks anything close to a true emotional hook?

Rainbows End

Some of the story was really relevant to my work in the academic library world, and the story of all the vfrnor being destroyed in the UCSD Geisel Library didn’t seem like very far future to me, especially with the premise that they would still have access to the information in the books. Rainbows End, by contrast, is a near-future sci-fi book set entirely on earth.

View all 12 comments. Vinge has been thinking about computer programming for most of his life. I like Rainbows End a lot, it gives what seems to be a convincing glimpse into the near future. That girt old black machine fel back in to the muck with my dad fiinal neath of it. I haven’t read anything else by Vinge, I’ve heard his other novels are really good. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Her steel is gone, she’s back in the kitchen where women belong, and that’s charming. Though the two events are seemingly innocuous whether taken together or separatelythe vast resources of computer power and analysts that are brought to bear on these events suggest to security personnel that someone is very subtly testing a new weapons system, perhaps a YGBM weapon YGBM stands for You-Gotta-Believe-Me, jargon for mind control weapons.


This necessitates that he goes back to school to learn to adapt arrcoiris the modern world, fortunately, the medical treatment has also de-aged him to the extent that he looks like a teenager. Paperbackpages.

The setting is mostly recognizable as an environment that has logically developed from today, the places, the people and some objects are still mostly the same. Perhaps a monograph or po-mo, symbol-heavy novella would probably have been a better vehicle to explore all this stuff? Overall, the author seemed to be trying to do too many things with his story.

This, however, was like the very definition of interminable. The same such conundrum is now true with regards to modern technology. Imagina un futuro en donde la realidad aumentada reina y para ello se hace uso de lo que se llama “Vestir”.

Those who can wear have constant and immediate access to a world of information and imagery that leaves those who can’t wear seeming almost blind by comparison. The main character is Robert Gu, who was a great poet at the end of the 20th century, but who has slipped into ddl. Rainbow’s End is a tale about loss, growing old and getting a second chance, and how that affects bad family dynamics, along with the usual gobs of interesting speculation about the future.

See 2 questions about Rainbows End…. My advice for this one is walk away. The best things about this novel are the ideas about technology and what the world could look like in an even verjor networked future where information is the form of currency.

Though the purpose of this artifice is clear, it grinds certain sections of the book to a halt.

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

JITT – I know kung fu! What you notice after a promising start if only he stuck with I’m trying to understand. This allows them to both compute through body movements instead of keyboards though a keyboard interface is available for older people and to view the world exactly as they want Even more startling, entire fantasy landscapes can be seen instead of the real environment.


I hate the implication that if he has changed, she has some sort of obligation to forgive him. This is one of the reasons he is our fernor is one of the few who had the desire to learn how to read and write. So Vinge was an out-of-the-blue read that expanded my re-introduction of the scif When I think of ‘science fiction’, Isaac Asimov comes to mind; perhaps a rather fossilised idea, but because of at least one or two that I had tried to read of Asimov many many years ago, I never delved into scifi much more than that.

We never find out just who or what the mysterious “Rabbit” character that serves to forward so much of the plot is, and what he really wants. So you know what? None of the characters seem to take a single second to consider that whether present-Gu is a better person or not, past-Gu hurt her terribly, and it is fully within her rights to never speak to him again. Vineg Vinge, in Rainbows End, takes an optimistic perspective on this, but his essays dek more bleak.

Return to Book Page. There are occasional references to elderly people retraining because their jobs no longer exist. There’s a conspiracy to infect the world with some sort of suggestion-susceptibility, which its proponents see as the only way to ‘save the world. Rainbows End, on the other hand, was just an average book that felt long. The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement.

When I think of ‘science fiction’, Isaac Asimov comes to mind; perhaps a rather fossilised idea, but because of at least one or two that I had tried to read of Asimov many many years ago, I never delved into scifi much more than that. The speculation is really rather brilliant. Poet laureates learning to Google, rascally rabbits in cyberspace. And that’s not some cute comment Vinge ql making about aging or the unity of man or some shit; it’s just laziness.