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Marooned in Realtime

(1986)
(The second book in the Across Real Time series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Prometheus Award Best Novel
Publisher's Weekly
This sequel to Vinge's novel The Peace War leaps forward 50 million years to a time when all of humanity numbers some 300 people, and those few are bitterly divided. In the midst of an extended debate over how best to survive, one of the leading planners, Marta Korolev, is murdered. Ex-cop Wil Brierson soon finds evidence of sabotage and zealously pursues his investigation with the aid of star explorer Della Lu. At times the setting might be any Silicon Valley suburb where the class distinctions are between high- and low-tech. As a mystery, this is a bust, in large part because only a few central characters are more than stick figures. Some of Vinge's sidelights are much more intriguing, particularly Marta's diary of her 40-year exile and the hotly contested question of what caused man's extinction in the 23rd century.


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Hardback Editions

September 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Marooned in Realtime
Author(s): Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 0-312-94295-8 / 978-0-312-94295-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bluejay International distributed by St. Martin's
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September 1986 : Hardback

Title: Marooned in Realtime
Author(s): Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 5551639533 / 978-5551639534
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Marooned in Realtime (Peace War)
Author(s): Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 0-7653-0884-3 / 978-0-7653-0884-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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October 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Marooned in Real Time
Author(s): Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 0-330-29960-3 / 978-0-330-29960-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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June 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Marooned in Realtime
Author(s): Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 0-671-65647-3 / 978-0-671-65647-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Kindle Editions

October 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Marooned in Realtime (Peace War Book 2)
Author(s): Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Tor Books
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