Book Reviews of The Peace War (Across Real Time, Bk 1)

The Peace War (Across Real Time, Bk 1)
The Peace War - Across Real Time, Bk 1
Author: Vernor Vinge
ISBN-13: 9780671559656
ISBN-10: 0671559656
Publication Date: 6/1/1985
Pages: 378
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Paperback
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While not Vinges most impressive novel (Ill give A Fire Upon the Deep that designation), The Peace War is a very competent, effective post-apocalyptic/science fiction novel.
Some years ago, at the outbreak of international war, someone invented the bobble spherical containment fields which could eliminate threats by creating an unbreakable barrier around a weapon, or battalion
The war was terribly destructive anyway, and now a level of reduced technology is enforced by mob-style governments. However, a technological underground resistance exists including the brilliant scientist who invented this field. When he finds a ghetto urchin who may be a natural math genius, he finally agrees to take on an apprentice.
But the situation is becoming more hazardous for the underground, because it seems that someone else has discovered the secret of the bobble
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This was a thought-provoking look at how technology doesn't always make the world better for everyone. I liked the interactions between Wili, Paul and Alison as they work together to defeat the Peace Authority.
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Exciting post-holocost science fiction story. Atomic warfare finally happened and California is back to horses and wagons. The reason some folks survived is that we developed a weopon that encased missles in status bubbles which now litter the California contryside. The thing is that the bubbles are starting to decay, and strange things are happening.
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Little guys vs. oppressive government
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A good book with an unusual premise. It still works even though it is a little dated - pre Soviet Union break-up. VV's writing is not as good as his more current work, but it is readable and I enjoyed it.
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Good old fashioned hard SF with interesting characters and realistic plot. Vinge is one of the best. Highly recommended.