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Marooned in Realtime by Vernor Vinge
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Marooned in Realtime (1986)

by Vernor Vinge

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Series: Across Realtime (2)

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A fun read, and like Deepness in the Sky, very much a book of ideas.

Rousseau says: "Give civilized man time to gather all his machines about him, and he will no doubt easily beat the savage; but if you would see a still more unequal contest, set them together naked and unarmed, and you will soon see the advantage of having all our forces constantly at our disposal, of being always prepared for every event, and of carrying one's self, as it were, perpetually whole and entire about one." Vinge says -- "unless it's a civilized man who has prepared for an endurance game..." ( )
  ben_a | Mar 27, 2016 |
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  jim.antares | Nov 12, 2015 |
Only superficially related to the Peace War book that it follows, but a great story on its own. A murder mystery in the distant future where the few remaining people use the bobbles to travel through space but most importantly through time. ( )
  dalai-lt | Jul 18, 2013 |
This was a great story! Classic murder mystery structure with a time travel twist. Great characters, world-building and storytelling. Loved it. ( )
  wirehead | Jul 9, 2013 |
I'm a sucker for a good sf murder mystery, and this was one- right up there with the "Retrieval Artist" novels, and that's saying a lot.

I know I read the earlier book "Peace War"- many, many years ago; I guess there's a compilation book with that, and this... and SOME but not all of them also have a short story. I would like to get that, if i knew i'd be getting one with the story as well as the 2 novels. ( )
  cissa | Jul 5, 2011 |
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Dit boek is het vervolg op 'de vredesoorlog', maar onafhankelijk te lezen. Het verhaal speelt miljoenen jaren na nu, de beschaving en de mensheid zijn onder onduidelijke omstandigheden verdwenen. Slechts een klein aantal personen heeft de ondergang overleefd. Een ieder probeert er het beste van te maken, want ziekte en dood zijn geen realiteit meer. Twee vrouwen proberen de mensheid te restaureren. Niet iedereen is even enthousiast, er wordt een moord gepleegd. Hier neemt het verhaal een wending en wordt van sociologische-sf een sf-detective compleet met excentrieke personen en hoogstaande technologie. Dit alles is spannend geschreven en compleet met mega-schurk.
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Vinge, Vernorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aaltonen, EinariTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidd, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To all those Marooned without hope of rescue
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On the day of the big rescue, Wil Brierson took a walk on the beach.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765308843, Paperback)

Multiple Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge takes readers on a fifty-million-year trip to a future where humanity's fate will be decided in a dangerous game of high-tech survival.

In this taut thriller, a Hugo finalist for Best Novel, nobody knows why there are only three hundred humans left alive on the Earth fifty million years from now. Opinion is fiercely divided on whether to settle in and plant the seed of mankind anew, or to continue using high-energy stasis fields, or "bobbles," in venturing into the future. When somebody is murdered, it's obvious someone has a secret he or she is willing to kill to preserve.The murder intensifies the rift between the two factions, threatening the survival of the human race. It's up to 21st century detective Wil Brierson, the only cop left in the world, to find the culprit, a diabolical fiend whose lust for power could cause the utter extinction of man.

Filled with excitement and adventure, Vinge's tense SF puzzler will satisfy readers with its sense of wonder and engaging characters, one of whom is a murderer with a unique modus operandi.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:03:05 -0400)

...Nobody knows why there are only three hundred humans left alive on the Earth fifty million years from now. Opinion is fiercely divided on whether to settle in and plant the seed of mankind anew, or to continue using high-energy stasis fields, or "bobbles," in venturing into the future. When sombody is murdered, it's obviouse that someone has a secret and is willing to kill to preserve it. the murder intensifies the rift between the two factions, threatening the survival of the human race. It's up to twenty-first-century detective Wil Brierson, the only cop left in the world, to find the culprit, a diabolical fiend whose lust for power could cause utter extinction of man.… (more)

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