Reflections are only that, reflections, nothing more nothing less. Often these reflections are related to books I read, but occasionally also other things. These are often written very late, very fast,  using notes from my mobile phone, so the grammar and spelling is horrible.

A fire upon the deep, by Vernor Vinge

I’m not sure why I downloaded this book. It’s not a bad story, but it’s nothing very special either. The physics and events are not described in enough details for the reader to really think about them. There are a lot of ideas in the books, from zones in the universe linked to evolution on the planetary scale to an economy built around information. Still I think what I will remember are the small snippets of “emails” that are not science fiction, but a parody of our current information overflow. Not a book that is a must read in any way, but it’s OK for a few hour in transit when working on things in parallel if there is nothing else to read at the moment.