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Rainbows End is a 2006 science fiction novel by Vernor Vinge.

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What is Rabbit and what does "carrot greens" hint?

I just read Vernor Vinge's Rainbows End. I strongly suspect that Rabbit is an AI, but here in Ch 25 You Can't Ask Alice Anymore, there's a line: It was amusing that despite the carrot greens and ...
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What are Vernor Vinge's transport trays?

Sadly there is precious little info on these machines, which appear in the novel Rainbows End. A character who works on a transport tray for shop class comments on "solid-state robots" while looking ...
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Viola and voila in Rainbows End

In Vinge's Rainbows End, the word 'Viola' is used three times where 'Voila' seems to be the word that was meant. In every instance, Rabbit is the one that makes the mistake, but since no other ...
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Who controls Dangerous Knowledge?

In Vernor Vinge's Rainbows End, Mr. Rabbit takes control of the Greater Scooch-a-mout during the conflict between the Hacek and Scoochi belief circles. However, it appears that he's evenly matched by ...
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Who is Mr. Rabbit?

Does Vernor Vinge ever expand upon the identity of Mr. Rabbit? In an interview from 2006, Mr. Vinge indicates that there's nothing in the book that directly identifies who or what Mr. Rabbit is, but ...
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