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[Read] ➼ Rainbows End ➹ Vernor Vinge – Areyoubetteroff.co 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 decliRobert 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 singl.

E 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 so.

rainbows kindle Rainbows End PDFE 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 so.

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  1. Clouds Clouds says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFChristmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be doneOn the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That’s 35 books 6 of which I’d previously read leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to meWhile working through this reading list I got married went on my honeymoon switched career and became a father As such these stories became imprinted on my memory as the soundtrack to the happiest period in my life so far Rainbows End won the Locus Sci Fi as well as the Hugo in 2007 I first heard about it on the Accelerating Future blog where Vinge is somewhat reveredWhen I started my Locus uest I made this my second port of call after Accelerando because it sounded like my cup of tea I think I would have enjoyed t


  2. Erik Erik says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFA Review Wherein I Postulate The End of Humanity but first the boring stuffIdeas ideas ideas ideas ideas ideas Writing characterization plot and dialogue Basically the plot focus is all wrong It's incredibly domestic If plots were pokemon this one would involve a Magikarp and a Gyrados and focus on the MagikarpI mean dang look at that BAMFBasically Robert Gu an old poet with Alzheimer's has his youth and mind restored by medical science Unfortunately his poetical genius is lost so


  3. Tim Lepczyk Tim Lepczyk says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFI'll start off with something positive to say about Rainbows End The best things about this novel are the ideas about technology and what the world could look like in an even networked future where information is the form of currency However this isn't a new idea at all here's a uote from Gravity's Rainbow regarding information A tragic sigh 'Information What's wrong with dope and women? Is it a wonder the world's gone insane with information come to be the only real medium of exchange' So while there are these great ideas in the novel they're not always the most originalNow let's talk about the writing It was terrible The language was dull and workman like I'm sure there are people who will say but this is science fiction what do you expect? And to those people I say that's no excuse A good novel should have good writing it can be held together by concept alone If you buy into the whole genre fictionpulp fiction argument that it's not supposed to


  4. Apatt Apatt says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDF “Nowadays Grand Terror technology was so cheap that cults and small criminal gangs could acuire it”Don't panic just yet the above uote refers to nowadays in the narrative not the actual nowadays though I suppose that could also be a possibility Near future sf is not something I get to read often it makes a change from the standard far future setting of most sf no galaxy spanning human empire usually no aliens and never time travel 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 According to Wikipedia Rainbows End is set in 2025 However the year is not mentioned anywhere in the book so I will have to take it on faith That makes the setting on seven years from now but the novel was published in 2006 so Vernor Vinge was writing


  5. L.S. Popovich L.S. Popovich says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFAudiobook DNF at 40% Futuristic but not at the same time Novels wherein the main character is a writer suffering from writer's block really bother me Writers who don't write yet consider themselves incredible writers Why do they make such poor main characters I wonder? Yeah Disengag


  6. David David says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFAlthough I did not love this book as much as his Zones of Thought space operas Vernor Vinge has yet to disappoint me Rainbows End is not really a cyberpunk novel but post cyberpunk It takes place in a world that looks a lot like ours if you just extrapolate out the technology Almost everyone is wired you can carry petabytes in your pocket the sum total of all recorded human media on the euivalent of a USB drive the world is globally connected in ways we still are dreaming about but have not yet achieved and sensory overlays can turn the physical world into anything its owners or visitors wi


  7. Sophia Sophia says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFI loved Gibson's Neuromancer and I liked Stephenson's Snow Crash and this is basically the same thing for the current generation except it leans a little towards the techno thriller side like Michael Crichton if he were actually a good writer and knew about his subject than what he'd just dug up via research Vinge is a mathematician and comp


  8. Mike Moore Mike Moore says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFI'm a fan of Vinge's work and I've had to wrestle a little with the idea that my dislike for this book might just be the result of it being different from the other things he's done On balance I don't think that this is the case This is a book with serious flaws in both credibility and storytelling On the credibility side Vinge creates horrific inconsistencies in his visions of virtual reality artificial intelligence and augmented human interaction which he doesn't even try to paper over Ultimately we're left with a world where everybody behaves in outlandish and dangerous ways out of something like inertia with technological threats that the author doesn't seem willing or able to explain The initial promise of YGBM almost immediately meanders into garden variety mind control The AI th


  9. Res Res says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFThe one where a Rip van Winkle figure is cured of Alzheimer's and has to figure out how to live in the future and apparently gets involved in some sort of plot involving mind control technologyI gave it fifty pages and every single one was an effort This book has tons of ideas large and small As a portrait of the niftiness and danger of the future I suppose it's reasonably good though it's rather slow and didactic compared with the pleasant breathless hurtle of cyberpunk my usual dangerous nifty future source As fiction it doesn't work for me because the characterization is so perfunctory The dialog is stilted and implausible and all the voices sound the same And there's a weird disconnect from the emotions which are described and analyzed from a distance Maybe I would have warmed to Gu if I'd given him time but it's hard to know how to get involved with a character who thinks things like It was hard to dominate someone if you didn't unders


  10. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    Rainbows End PDF/EPUB ó Ü eBook areyoubetteroff.co rainbows kindle, Rainbows End PDFI really love 'A Fire Upon the Deep' and I feel like I keep waiting for Vinge to recreate that in some form and it keeps not happeningI felt like 'Rainbows End' aimed at b


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