Across Realtime series

3 works, 2 primary works

Researchers have developed the "bobble," a spherical force-field impenetrable by any force known to mankind. Encasing governmental installations and military bases in bobbles, the Peace Authority has taken over the world and becomes virtually omnipotent. The Peace War and its sequel, Marooned in Realtime, explore the power such a technology could give to those who control it—and what that means for the fate of humanity.

Between book 1 and 2 there is "The Ungoverned", which was a novella publishe
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Other Series by Vernor Vinge

Zones of Thought (3 books)
  • A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
  • A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2)
  • The Children of the Sky  (Zones of Thought #3)