Everything you need to understand or teach The Peace War by Vernor Vinge.
Paul Naismith is known as the Tinker's "wizard." He is a brilliant mathematician and there are many who realize that his loss will be a terrible blow to the Tinkers. Those people urge that he take an apprentice or teach a class of some sort in an effort to share at least some of that knowledge. Paul, well past seventy, is among the majority of the population. There are few children following the plagues of decades earlier. One of the children who has survived is Wili Wachendon. At fifteen, he is very small for his age, having fallen victim to one of the diseases that causes children to simply waste away. However, Wili is brilliant and comes to Paul's attention when he beats an arcade game.
Wili is arrested by a local police officer, Miguel Rosas. Known as Mike, he is trying to figure out what to do...
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