Rainbows End

 I finally finished Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge yesterday.  I struggled through the book.  It was so different from what I was used to.  But I kept pressing on because there seemed to be some kind of significant mystery unfolding and I wanted to know what it was.  Alas, by the time I got to the end of the book, I was hard pressed to figure out exactly why things happened the way they did.  Clearly I’m in the minority, as this book won the Hugo Award, but when all was said and done, I gave the book 2-stars (out of 5).

Up next: Part 1 of Rob Sawyer’s serialized novel, Wake.

And then: The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.