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Title:Rainbows End
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Publisher:Tor Science Fiction
ISBN:0812536363
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Number of Pages:381
Category:Science fiction, Fiction, Cyberpunk, Hugo awards

Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Rainbows End Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer s patient The world that he remembers was much as we know it today Now as he regains his faculties through a cure developed during the years of his near fatal decline he discovers that the world has changed and so has his place in it He was a world renowned poet Now he is seventy five years old though by a medical miracle he looks much younger and he s starting over for the first time unsure of his poetic gifts Living with his son s family he has no choice but to learn how to cope with a new information age in which the virtual and the real are a seamless continuum layers of reality built on digital views seen by a single person or millions depending on your choice But the consensus reality of the digital world is available only if like his thirteen year old granddaughter Miri you know how to wear your wireless access through nodes designed into smart clothes and to see the digital context through smart contact lenses .

With knowledge comes risk 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 a wide ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination .

In a world where every computer chip has Homeland Security built in this conspiracy is something that baffles even the most sophisticated security analysts including Robert s son and daughter in law two top people in the U S military And even Miri in her attempts to protect her grandfather may be entangled in the plot .

As Robert becomes more deeply involved in conspiracy he is shocked to learn of a radical change planned for the UCSD Geisel Library all the books there and worldwide would cease to physically exist He and his fellow re trainees feel compelled to join protests against the change With forces around the world converging on San Diego both the conspiracy and the protest climax in a spectacular moment as unique and satisfying as it is unexpected

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Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer s patient The world that he remembers was much as we know it today Now as he regains his faculties through a cure developed during the years of his near fatal decline he discovers that the world has changed and so has his place in it He was a world renowned poet Now he is seventy five years old though by a medical miracle he looks much younger and he s starting over for the first time unsure of his poetic gifts Living with his son s family he has no choice but to learn how to cope with a new information age in which the virtual and the real are a seamless continuum layers of reality built on digital views seen by a single person or millions depending on your choice But the consensus reality of the digital world is available only if like his thirteen year old granddaughter Miri you know how to wear your wireless access through nodes designed into smart clothes and to see the digital context through smart contact lenses br br With knowledge comes risk 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 a wide ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination br br In a world where every computer chip has Homeland Security built in this conspiracy is something that baffles even the most sophisticated security analysts including Robert s son and daughter in law two top people in the U S military And even Miri in her attempts to protect her grandfather may be entangled in the plot br br As Robert becomes more deeply involved in conspiracy he is shocked to learn of a radical change planned for the UCSD Geisel Library all the books there and worldwide would cease to physically exist He and his fellow re trainees feel compelled to join protests against the change With forces around the world converging on San Diego both the conspiracy and the protest climax in a spectacular moment as unique and satisfying as it is unexpected, b The Barnes amp Noble Review b br i Marooned in Realtime i Vernor Vinge s Hugo Award nominated sequel to his classic i The Peace War i is equal parts murder mystery and hard science fiction adventure that takes place million years in the future as the last remnants of human civilization battle extinction and each other br br Like i The Peace War i the major plotlines of i Marooned in Realtime i revolve around bobbles impenetrable force fields that can separate small areas of space from the normal universe Fifty million years after the events in i The Peace War i small groups of humans have survived by bobbling themselves in stasis for hundreds of thousands of years at a time With less than humans left alive and invaluable high tech devices inevitably breaking down a long term plan must be implemented to ensure humankind s survival Those who remain alive however are bitterly divided When one of the leading planners Marta Korolev is cruelly murdered she is left alone in realtime while everyone else spends centuries in stasis a former police officer must somehow figure out who the culprit is before the human race is wiped out forever br br Fans of Vinge s later works like the Hugo Award winning novels i A Fire upon the Deep i and i A Deepness in the Sky i who have yet to read i Marooned in Realtime i may be surprised that numerous publications have called the sequel to i The Peace War i his best work Compelling thought provoking and visually breathtaking this masterwork of imagination is a must read for all who call themselves fans of science fiction i Paul Goat Allen i, b Alternative Cover Edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show a deepness in the sky rel nofollow here a br b br After thousands of years searching humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race Two human groups the Qeng Ho a culture of free traders and the Emergents a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds br br The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches But first both groups must wait at the aliens very doorstep for their strange star to relight and for their planet to reawaken as it does every two hundred and fifty years br br Then following terrible treachery the Qeng Ho must fight for their freedom and for the lives of the unsuspecting innocents on the planet below while the aliens themselves play a role unsuspected by the Qeng Ho and Emergents alike br br More than just a great science fiction adventure i A Deepness in the Sky i is a universal drama of courage self discovery and the redemptive power of love br i i br br i A Deepness in the Sky i is a Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel and the winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, The intricately plotted progress of characters from near to farfuture on an Earth which like an abandon playground has long ago been left behind by an evolving humanity human scale action within a vast canvas br i The Excyclopedia of Science Fiction i br br Encompassing time travel powerful mystery and the future history of humanity to its last handful of survivors Across Realtime spans millions of years and is an utterly engrossing SF classic br br You can hardly turn the pages fast enough As sheer entertainment it s a winner br i Locus i