I'm still a fan

The Peace War
Vernor Vinge

Of the three Vinge novels I’ve read, I think this is my third favorite, which of course sounds as though it was disappointing. It was not. With intriguing ideas, well-thought-out scenarios, multidimensional characters and keen pacing, I’d recommend The Peace War to anyone I liked.

Yet, some of the themes were certainly familiar, the characters were perhaps not all as fleshed out as they could have been, and nowhere did the clever ideas make my mind reel from forced paradigm shift the way that A Fire Upon The Deep or A Deepness in The Sky did.

Thumbs up, but not as excitedly as for the others.

Reading interval: 
Wednesday, 16 November 2005