Comments with spoilers will not be moderated, and hidden spoilers are discouraged in discussions about individual books. Use common sense when reading about a book or author you don't wanted spoiled. Message the mods for flair. No, not really. It stands alone pretty well. Book 1 is about the invention of the "maguffin," Book 2 uses the "maguffin" as a plot point.
And now I know what a maguffin is I too bought the sequel not realizing it. Well, thank you guys for your replies.
After some consideration I decided I might as well read them in order. Also, let me say I love this subreddit: I wound up reading lots of amazing stuff out of the great recommendations I keep finding around here. The only thing you might be aware of is that Marooned in Real Time reveals right away something about bobbles that is only revealed partway through The Peace War , and could be regarded as something of a spoiler.
It's not a huge deal, so if you wanna read them out of order I would say go ahead although I've never been a huge stickler for avoiding spoilers, myself.
I think Marooned is the best of the two. It still haunts me over 20 years later.
I don' tthink that it's critical to read Peace War though it gives you a better understanding of the tech. Essential, no. But reading the "Peace War" gives you a better understanding of several characters and events in "Marooned". If you can snag a copy of Across Realtime you'll have 'em both in one hardcover.
They're both excellent stories. I may be a bit partisan on the topic; I picked up the hardcover on a whim and it quickly established Vinge as a favorite author.
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