Rainbows End

Book by Vernor Vinge

  • Published: Sep 03, 2020

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 with Rainbows End, he has written a science-fiction thriller set in a... read more

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Details of Rainbows End

Exact title of the book
Rainbows End
Book author
Vernor Vinge
ISBN
9781427204882
Publisher
Macmillan Audio
Published
Nov 15, 2007
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
about 1200 kB

Some brief overview of book

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 with Rainbows End, 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. 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 accessthrough nodes designed into smart clothesand to see the digital contextthrough 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. This is science fiction at its very best, by a master storyteller at his peak.

About author

Vinge, author of such acclaimed novels as True Names, The Peace War, Marooned in Realtime, A Fire Upon the Deep, and A Deepness in the Sky, has won four Hugo Awards. A mathematician and computer scientist, he lives in San Diego, California. Eric Conger is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris.

He's appeared in over 50 plays and has also translated plays of Moliere and Feydeau for regional theaters. His voiceover work is extensive, and he's produced over 5,200 narrations for commercial ventures.

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