A Deepness in the SkyZones of Thought (Volume 2)
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Hugo Award Winner
On Sale: 04/01/2007
ISBN: 9781429915090608 Pages
A Hugo award-winning Novel!
“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” —David Brin
Thirty-Thousand years before A Fire Upon the Deep, 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' very doorstep for their strange star to relight and for their planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years. More than just a great science fiction adventure, A Deepness in the Sky is a universal drama of courage, self-discovery, and the redemptive power of love.
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Nebula Awards - Nominee, John W. Campbell Memorial Award - Winner, Hugo Award Winner
The Qeng Ho fleet was first to arrive at the OnOff star. That might not matter. For the last fifty years of their voyage, they had watched the torch-plumes of the Emergent fleet as it decelerated toward the same destination.
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Praise for A Deepness in the Sky
“Huge, intricate, and ingenious, with superbly realized aliens: a chilling spellbinding dramatization of the horrors of slavery and mind control.” —Kirkus Reviews (pointer review)
“A feast of imagination. As always, Vinge satisfies with richly imagined worlds and a full-flavored story.” —Greg Bear
“Wonderfully engaging!” —Cleveland Plain Dealer