Vernor Vinge Writing Styles in The Peace War

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The story is written in third person from a limited omniscient point of view. The perspective is wide and varied, sometimes vague and sometimes offering details. The point of view ranges through an array of characters, including Mike Rosas, Paul Naismith, Allison Parker and Wili Wachendon. These changes of perspective are necessary to the method of storytelling because the author depends heavily on misdirection and details offered out of order to maintain suspense. For example, Allison's crash is detailed in the opening chapter of the story from Allison's point of view. Her escape from the bobble is presented several chapters later, again from her point of view. Both of these scenes are presented only with the information Allison has at the time of the events. It is much later that the reader learns the background behind Allison's crash and her release from the bobble, and those...

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