Libro que he adquirido: Rainbows End por Vernor Vinge

por davidgp el 23/10/2007

Image of Rainbows End Ahora mismo tengo una duda, creo que compré esta novela por que alguien me habló de ella o leí alguna crítica a la misma, pero buscando por mis blogs habituales que leo no encuentro ninguna referencia a ella si exceptuamos a que ganó el premio Hugo de este año. Tal vez fuese por eso por lo que la añadí hace algún tiempo a mi wishlist de amazon y acabó cayendo en mi última compra a dicha tienda. Después de leer la contraportada la trama me parece interesante… tendré que ver si mi opinión coincide con la del jurado del premio Hugo 😉 (probablemente sí, hay pocas cosas de ciencia ficción que me parezcan aburridas).

Rainbows End

De la contraportada

The Mysterious Strange and Mr. Rabbit

World-famous poet Robert Gu missed twenty years of progress while he nearly died from Alzheimer’s. Now, when he awakens in San Diego, in the year 2025, with his mind and health restored, reality’s a shock. Books are just about gone. Computer are old new, replaced by “smart” contact lenses that connect him to the Internet via his clothes an wireless nodes just about everywhere. Buldings look low-rent -unless you’re wearing. Then, they look like whatever you want. Even he is different. He’s seventy-five, but his treatment has made him look almost like a teen. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in the new Digital Age.

As Gu tries to catch up with his future, a mysterious stranger draws him and other innocents into a conspirancy that could have disastrous consequences. Before he knows it, he’s in so deep that even his high-ranking military son and daughter-in-law are cluless. His only hope -the world’s only hope- is that his thirteen-year-old grandaughter Miri and her secret friend, Mr. Rabbit, migh able to keep the worst from happening…

“In the grand tradition of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge just turned the future upside-down in Rainbows End, a deceptively charming return to the high school novel of yore, replete with bullying, family troubles… and grand terrorism.”

Charles Stross, author of Accelerando

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CP 23/10/2007 a las 1:29 pm

Yo creo que hablamos de este libro una noche durante una partida de juegos de tablero, no?

David García Pérez 23/10/2007 a las 6:24 pm

Si, ya me acuerdo, y creo que además lo había puesto Pedro en Twitter

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