Zones of Thought

Thousands of years from now, a mind's potential is determined by its location in space—from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.

Vernor Vinge won two Hugo Awards, a John W. Campbell Award and a Prometheus Award for A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky.

 

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The Children of the Sky
The Children of the Sky

Zones of Thought (Volume 3)

Vernor Vinge

Tor/Forge

After nearly twenty years, Vernor Vinge has produced an enthralling sequel to his memorable bestselling novel A Fire Upon the Deep.In Children of the Sky, ten years...

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A Deepness in the Sky
A Deepness in the Sky

Zones of Thought (Volume 2)

Vernor Vinge

Tor/Forge

After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society...

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A Fire Upon The Deep
A Fire Upon The Deep

Zones of Thought (Volume 1)

Vernor Vinge

Tor/Forge

In this popular and widely praised novel, a rescue mission races against time to save a pair of human children being held captive by a medieval lupine race-and to recover the weapon that will keep the universe from being changed forever.

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After the Battle on Starship Hill
After the Battle on Starship Hill

Zones of Thought

Vernor Vinge

Tor/Forge

"After the Battle on Starship Hill" is more than 12000 words of prologue from Vernor Vinge's forthcoming novel, The Children of the Sky. Taking place on Tines World, this mini e-book...

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  • A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Vernor Vinge's science fiction novel A Deepness in the Sky, winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel. After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches. But first, both groups must wait at the aliens' ver

  • A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge--Audio Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Vernor Vinge's science fiction novel A Fire Upon the Deep, winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel. A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking D

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