8 replies on “2007 Hugo Awards”

  1. chad says:

    Rainbows End
    Checked the Amazon page for Rainbows End. The professional review from Publisher’s Weekly wasn’t very positive about the book. Anyone out there read it?

    And shouldn’t it be Rainbow’s End (with an apostrophe)?

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    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Rainbows End

      And shouldn’t it be Rainbow’s End (with an apostrophe)?

      I’m told the book explains the missing apostrophe, and that it may be akin to the missing apostrophe in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. I’m trying to avoid anything with significant spoilers until I’ve read it, which won’t be until later this fall.

    • y42 says:

      All good things…

      shouldn’t it be Rainbow’s End (with an apostrophe)?

      Did you think rainbows eternal?

    • larq says:

      Re: Rainbows End

      Anyone out there read it?

      I’ve read it and enjoyed it quite a bit. I wrote about it on my reading blog, for anyone who’s interested (I just checked– I guess it’s slightly spoilery, although I try to keep major spoilers out of my comments on books).

      I keep hearing about Vinge and have been meaning to read some of his stuff but didn’t know where to start. I came across this one, and it was a Hugo nominee (at the time), so I decided to start there. Any suggestions for where I should start with his more famous stuff?

      And shouldn’t it be Rainbow’s End (with an apostrophe)?

      Timeshredder is correct– this is intentional, and it’s touched on in the book (I quote the most relevant passage in my comments on the book).

      • babasyzygy says:

        Re: Rainbows End

        I keep hearing about Vinge and have been meaning to read some of his stuff but didn’t know where to start. I came across this one, and it was a Hugo nominee (at the time), so I decided to start there. Any suggestions for where I should start with his more famous stuff?

        No question, IMO. For novels: A Fire Upon the Deep. For short stories: anything containing "True Names."

    • Kaki says:

      Re: Rainbows End
      I read it and liked it. Lots of little things were good, like the ensemble coding input idea, house-of-cards building style (although that one seems silly in terms of energy use), and personalized medicine. The cloak & dagger stuff seemed a bit disappointing, but I usually think that when I read sci-fi that takes a stab at such things. I read A Fire Upon the Deep a few years ago, and liked it too.

  2. y42 says:

    The girl in the fireplace
    That episode moved me, and I’m a cynical bastard! That deserved an award or twelve.

  3. Damien says:

    Time to catch up
    Now I really need to see
    * Pan’s Labyrinth
    * Dr Who

    Absofragginlutely.

    Damien

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