This novella by one of my favorite authors, Vernor Vinge, explores life in a near-future junior high school where the abilities to adapt and to work in a team are emphasized over the more traditional accumulation of knowledge.
What I Liked
- This story contains a very realistic and believable near-future society.
- Several interesting technologies and societal developments are investigated.
What I Disliked
- Some major plot elements are left unresolved.
The Bottom Line
I give Fast Times at Fairmont High 8.0 out of 10. It's far from my favorite of Vinge's work, but it is still an entertaining and thought-provoking story.