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by Vernor Vinge

  • ISBN: 0330451944
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Vernor Vinge
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: TORSF 1/1/2007 1/1/2007 1/1/20 (2007)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • FB2 size: 1979 kb
  • EPUB size: 1916 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 213
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Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer's patient. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rainbows End. by. Vernor Vinge.

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this novel are either fictitious or are used fictitiously. A story based on Chapters 4 and 5 of this novel appeared in the July 2004 issue of IEEE Spectrum, under the title Synthetic Serendipity. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. This book is printed on acid-free paper. Book design by Jane Adele Regina.

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Rainbows End is a 2006 science fiction novel by Vernor Vinge. It was awarded the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Rainbows End is a 2006 science fiction novel by Vernor Vinge. The book is set in San Diego, California, in 2025, in a variation of the fictional world Vinge explored in his 2002 Hugo-winning novella "Fast Times at Fairmont High" and 2004's "Synthetic Serendipity". Vinge has tentative plans for a sequel, picking up some of the loose threads left at the end of the novel

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Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, two of them in the Zones of Thought series: A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sk. If you are familiar with Vernor Vinge then you know that you will need to read the book slowly. Sometimes you will need to read something twice.

Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, two of them in the Zones of Thought series: A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in 1981 of his novella "True Names," which is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction.

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Rainbows End. I admittedly haven't read much Vernor Vinge, but I know some of his books have won several Hugo Awards, including this one. But whenever I read him, I just don't enjoy his books. Four time Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge has taken readers to the depths of space and into the far future in his bestselling novels A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Now, he has written a science-fiction thriller set in a place and time as exciting and strange as any far-future world: San Diego, California, 2025. But whenever I read him, I just don't enjoy his books Читать весь отзыв.

― Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). This second novel by multiple award-winner Vernor Vinge, from 1976, is a fast-paced adventure where galactic policies collide and different cultures clash as two scientists and their faith in technology are pitted against an elusive race of telekinetic be. The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge

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Reviews about Rainbows End (7):
Lost Python
I felt like a was reading the future on computers but presented in a extremely interesting way. The main character is an anti hero. Every character in the book doesn't like him. You really grow to root for him even though he is a snot of a person sometimes. His choice of main character was masterful. The perfect character for this book. Since he had had alzheimer's and he did not know how to "wear" (put on clothing and contact lenses that are a computer and gives you access to the internet) you really get to explore/ learn the technology with him. He learns from a child which is really fun because they like to experiment with the gaming world. A person "wearing" is about to change the environment/ reality around them by changing channels. If you want to live in a medieval fantasy world then just switch to the right channel and everything you see will change into a medieval reality (such as walls turning into old stone castle walls). You are also able to project a avatar to locations other than were your body is. So you can be sitting on your couch visiting Rome. Pretty cool stuff.

There is a great overarching plot that is really exciting! There is some really interesting well fleshed out characters (such as Rabbit). Awesome book! This is top class Science Fiction! Microsoft take note!

This is a MUST read for any hard-science fiction fan! If you are familiar with Vernor Vinge then you know that you will need to read the book slowly. Sometimes you will need to read something twice. He is a masterful hard science writer but sometimes it can be a little hard to understand what is going on. Just read it again slower and you will have no problem. This is especially true for the opening chapter. DON'T GIVE UP ON IT. Slow down and read it again! It's soooo good.

I liked the ending but understood why some people found it lacking.

In conclusion, if you are a Vernor Vinge fan or a sci-fi fan of any sort then you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. Keep em comming Vinge!
Sat
I buy the book based on the fact that it has earned an Hugo and a Nebula Award. However, i find the story extremely confused, with many holes in the plot, expecting that the reader will fill these gaps. The author tried to use the same structure as Alfred Van Vogt, which in many of his books do not always explain part of the stories he writes, and is the reader who has to make the inferences. However, "Rainbows end", with his poor integration of the several levels of the character does not succeed in this area Even the name of the book seems irrelevant with the story. The authors fail in his effort of including the concept of virtual reality in a physical world, like for example the movie "Inception" or "The Matrix", which in some ways dewelves on the same ideas. After a big effort to finish the book, I 'm still wander how this story receives a Hugo Award. This is the third book I read based on having receiving a Hugo in the last decade. All of these books were disapointing, compared with novels who receive this award before.
Siratius
Vernor venge... a Big Name in scifi field.
But this is my first time reading his work.Impressive.

- Very unique, the ideas are novel, and there are plenty of them.(reminds me of Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, although not as “strong”)

-Very “unfriendly” ( crammed with jargons ,reminds me of Blindsight by Petter Watts, but I like it!)

-Very exquisite, I LOVE the characters! The Gu family is so...mesmerizing, making me wanna know more about them. The personalities are well “balanced”,they are ordinary yet extraordinary. They are beautiful yet flawed. They have their problems and dark sides yet they are so lovely!(reminds me of Neuromancer by William Gibson)

-And, incidentally, Rainbows End has very good language.(at least for me, a non-native-English-speaker)

-Meticulous use of language. I am a Chinese and it’s a bit surprising to see a scifi of American origin yet featuring “untypical Americans”, so many people are Chinese and the interjected Chinese(right, legitimate Chnese language, mandarin) are
100%accurate.( Although it’s a bit troublesome for me to switch between Eng and Chnese during the reading experience)

If you like hard-core scifi, this one is a good choice.

(OMG Why am I frittering away my time writing comments on Amazon when there is an imminent major English Exam tomorrow???)
Damand
I found this book harder to read than some of his other stuff, particularly the first half-or-so, but it was fascinating. It was fascinating because it was a professor of computer science writing about topics that he understands well. It was also fascinating because every character in the book is both good and bad. The protagonist is completely despicable, unlikeable, and really just plain awful -- but he's a good guy I think. It's really up to you of course. With the exception of just a few, I think, all the characters wear hats of gray and my opinion of whether they were good or evil vacillated in each chapter.

The book incidentally outlines various cataclysms and horrible futures as well (all based in new technologies that are right around the corner, if they aren't here already). But like the characters, they are good and bad at the same time. You simultaneously want the new developments and don't. If I could, I'd learn to wear my wearable computer tomorrow ... but there are downsides (cite: book). I would fight tooth and nail against the SHE, but your opinion may differ from mine. The idea of not driving to work anymore (if I have to go there at all) is a fantastic one, but I would surely lose my temper of I couldn't get the car to stop. I'm also personally (literally) working to help bring ubiquitous computing to the world -- in my own small way.

Here I am, days later, and I'm still wondering which parts are good or evil. What just happened??!

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