After the Battle on Starship Hill: Prologue to The Children of the Sky

After the Battle on Starship Hill: Prologue to The Children of the Sky

by Vernor Vinge
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After the Battle on Starship Hill: Prologue to The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge

"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 describes events of the years immediately following the conclusion of the predecessor novel, A Fire Upon the Deep.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466800069
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Series: Zones of Thought
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 122,004
File size: 221 KB

About the Author

Vernor Vinge is the 5-time Hugo Award-winning author of A Fire Upon the Deep and other memorable hard-SF works. He is a mathematician and computer scientist. He lives in San Diego, California.


Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including one for each of his last three novels, A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), and Rainbow’s End (2006). Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in 1981 of his novella "True Names," which is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction. His many books also include Marooned in Realtime and The Peace War. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and raised in Central Michigan, Vinge is the son of geographers. Fascinated by science and particularly computers from an early age, he has a Ph.D. in computer science, and taught mathematics and computer science at San Diego State University for thirty years. He has gained a great deal of attention both here and abroad for his theory of the coming machine intelligence Singularity. Sought widely as a speaker to both business and scientific groups, he lives in San Diego, California.

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After the Battle on Starship Hill: Prologue to The Children of the Sky 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great intro. Can't wait to read the book!
ShaunJD More than 1 year ago
The book "Children of the Sky" is very good. It follows the story provided in the earlier book "A Fire upon the Deep'. If you read and enjoyed "Fire", you should buy "Children" immediately and not waste time with the excerpt "After the Battle", which is the first chapter in "Children".
moon-mullins More than 1 year ago
nicely done...
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