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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Book Reviews of Rainbow's End

  • Pro: "As a piece of speculative fiction in the classic vein, this is ridiculously good." - http://zbooks.blogspot.com/2007/08/rainbows-end-by-vernor-vinge.html
  • Pro: "What a great SciFi thriller this is! I've only (to the best of my recollection) ever read one Vernor Vinge novel before, and while it was good, this one is superlative! Genre? I'd have to call it cyberpunk influenced, for sure, since it takes place in the not too distant future when today's experiments in virtual reality, Internet search engines and the like, have very definitely been taken to the next level." - http://tillabooks.blogspot.com/2007/07/rainbows-end-by-vernor-vinge.html
  • Con: "I thought A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky were fascinating books: Vinge is able to write quite convincingly about non-humanoid aliens, not just as ideas, but as characters. In the Realtime books, bobble technology had me hooked. I searched for his earlier books Tatja Grimm's World and The Witling in used bookstores, and wasn't disappointed when I finally found them. Vinge is one of my favorite science fiction authors, so I was ready to love this book." - http://12frogs.com/reading/reviews/2007/05/rainbows-end/