Has Vinge ever written anything about how Della Lu escaped from her situation upon blocking Renaissance from activating? My theory would be that Avery or someone else present to witness her actions thought fast enough to realize that Lu was probably now considered a hero in Realtime and that killing her would make a bad situation worse.
The fifty million year Peacer bobble: really just a freak accident? That’s the only explanation Vinge gives, but… c’mooon… I was sure it was going to turn out that Genet/Chandault set up a bobble generator to embobble them for fifty million years the very split second their bobble was scheduled to burst. This seems perfectly in keeping with the rest of the story, and it would have just taken a single sentence during Genalt’s final speech to explain the event I propose. Am I missing something which would have made this (or anything else at all) a better story element than a “freak accident”?
Where else does Vinge write about his ideas regarding “the singularity?” I don’t recall any talk of it in A Fire on the Deep or A Deepness in the Sky, but it’s been a few years since I read those so maybe I forgot… Is it talked about anywhere else in his corpus?[/spoiler]