A Deepness in the Sky

A Deepness in the Sky

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"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' very doorstep for their strange star to relight and for their planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years... Then, following terrible treachery, the Qeng Ho must fight for their freedom and for the lives of the unsuspecting innocents on the planet below, while the aliens themselves play a role unsuspected by the Qeng Ho and Emergents alike. 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."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tor, 2000
Edition: First mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780812536355
0812536355
Characteristics: 774 pages ; 18 cm

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ramonbong
Dec 20, 2016

Read all three Zones of Thoughts books and this one is my favourite by far. The concepts discussed were so ahead of its time, the plot and twists were complete surprises, and the villains were so despicable and real, you feel genuine terror for the protagonists. Just when you think all is lost the book turns and you're left flipping pages breathlessly. The ending was outstanding.

mvkramer May 11, 2015

Another great, great book from Vernor Vinge. I am loving the Zones of Thought series. I loved the spider-aliens, and the exciting double-cross, political thriller action. My heart was literally pounding as I read some scenes. Really looking forward to Children of the Sky!

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DruOH
Dec 19, 2010

One of my favorite science fiction novels. Also try A Fire upon the Deep by the same author.

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