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message 1: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Plester | 2 comments Read this book around 1997 but can't remember publish date, author or title. The plot was all about a rebellion 50/100 years ago that was halted with these barriers/shields that froze the rebels in time. There is a sub-plot about a math genius?? being augmented with an AI and groomed to help the rebellion, I think :)


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Brad Eichstadt | 129 comments I believe you are looking for The Peace War by Vernor Vinge. The shields in question are called 'bobbles' and are essentially impenetrable spheres which are used to enclose and cutoff combative parties.

The math genius to which you refer is also present and is being trained by a rebel group called the Tinkers.

There is a sequel called Marooned in Realtime as well.


message 3: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Plester | 2 comments I think that is the one :) thanks!


message 4: by Kris (last edited Sep 01, 2020 12:18PM) (new)

Kris | 35772 comments Mod
Here's the Google Books preview of The Peace War by Vernor Vinge - Brad's suggestion: https://books.google.com/books?id=w9b... There are different cover images.

Here's a detailed plot summary - with Spoilers - on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pea...

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