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Deepness in the Sky
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Deepness in the Sky

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by Vernor Vinge
 

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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

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Deepness in the Sky 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Science fiction doesn't get much better than this; Deepness is among the best SF of all time. This book rocks. My two complaints would be (a) the ending seemed pretty contrived... didn't seem to work as smoothly as it should have. Also, (b) The aliens are really only seen from the viewpoint of some lobotomized language specialists doing a radio show, and come across really campy. I wish Vinge had explored more about the difference between media presentation and what they actually were... you never really know what they were like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a highly creative work with fascinating insights into how life might form on other worlds. I wanted to keep reading, but I couldn't get past the rape camp, torture and medical experiments. I am sometimes sensitive about such things. If you aren't this would be a interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finised my third reading and it remains on of my favorite books. The characterization and cleverness of plotting continue to fascinate my imagination.
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Just enough detail about the "hard science" to not overly bore most readers. Rich, complex characters with back stories that you actually care about. All packed in a dramatic yarn that makes you not want to put it down.
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I read this book years ago, when i was in grade school. It changed everything i knew about scifi. I still go back and re-read it about once a year, and it never disapoints. There are some sections that feel like they're a little slow, but dont skip them. They add to the story and the payout is totally worth it! Not only does Vinge create an incredible world and tell a great story, but he makes all of the magic behind the science feel real and possible (because it is). He explains complex theoretical ideas in cosmology and physics in a way that's interesting, easy for anyone to understand, and never once breaks the narative, in fact it just makes the story that much more interesting.
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