Study Guide

Rainbows End Characters

By Vernor Vinge

Robert Gu

If we had to describe Robert Gu when we first meet him in three words, we'd say "old," "poet,"...

Alfred Vaz

All Alfred Vaz needs is a white cat to stroke and a volcano lair and he'd be a Bond villain. Oh,...

Rabbit / The Mysterious Stranger

Rabbit is kind of like the internet itself: a little childish, very clever, interested in the...

Miri Gu

If we had to make a list of Rainbows End characters from most jerky to least jerky, #1 would...

Juan Orozco

Confession time: We often want to be as smart and confident as Miri Gu, but some days we can only...

Alice (Gong) Gu and Bob (Robert Jr.) Gu

The secret to having a confident 13-year old like Miri is to be like Bob and Alice: loving,...

Lena (Llewelyn) Gu

No joke: Lena (Llewelyn) Gu is a therapist who might need some therapy. We diagnose her as Robert...

Xiu Xiang

If you need something built to break something else, call Xiu Xiang. Like Robert, Xiu Xiang is an...

Dean Winston Blount

Winston (or Winnie as his enemies call him) is an old man who hasn't really learned much. Unlike...

Thomas Parker

Thomas (Tommie) Parker is that saddest form of techie: a guy who still thinks his old way is...

Carlos Rivera

Carlos Rivera sticks out from the Elder Cabal in a few ways: he's not so elder; he's actually a...

Günberk Braun and Keiko Mitsuri

Günberk Braun and Keiko Mitsuri are excellent examples of how you can be an intelligence...

Zulfikar Sharif

Aww, poor graduate student. Although, according to Tina Fey, he deserves what he gets. Here's the...

Louise Chumlig

Louise Chumlig is a freakin' rockstar. Okay, she may not look it or sound it. And she sure...