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Subject: Vernor Vinge
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 11:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2006
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Just looking for a little input about your experiences with his novels.  Here are some of mine;   I read his Marooned in Realtime books back in the 80s and loved them.  They are one of only a few books that I have ever reread.  I loved them.  When I read A fire upon the deep I was very excited about this book based on my experience with Marooned.  I did not enjoy that book at all.  I have read reviews about Fire and the majority have been very positive, some people have just loved it.  So I started to read Rainbow's End a couple of weeks back and I just can't get into the story.  I am about 100 pages into it and I'm  just not enjoying this one either.  I'm a bit upset about it because the story  looked very interesting and I thought I would have a different experience with this one.  Not so though. 

Does anyone have input to share about their experiences with his novels?



Date Posted: 7/14/2009 3:20 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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I really like Fire Upon the Deep but not quite as much as Deepness in the Sky which I think is one of the best science fiction novels I've read.  Still, I really liked Fire and I recommend it without hesitation to others.  Sorry you didn't enjoy it.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:12 AM ET
Member Since: 5/12/2009
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I loved both A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Rainbows End I enjoyed as well although not as much as those two. I'm not sure why you didn't enjoy them, although I haven't read the Marooned in Realtime books.