The Children of the Sky
The Children of the Sky continues the epic scifi adventure of Hugo award-winning A Fire Upon the Deep!
“Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” —David Brin
Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in 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 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.
Ten years have passed on Tines World, and Ravna and the children have survived a war. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them—and among the humans—who seek power...and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed.
Tor books by Vernor Vinge
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Phrim - www.librarything.com
The Children of the Sky picks up right where A Fire Upon the Deep left off, with the librarian Ravna marooned with a shipload of children on a pre-industrial world inhabited by the alien Tines, a race ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sussura - www.librarything.com
Wow - FANTASTIC sequel to Fire Upon The Deep. There's a paced and careful start (possibly a little too paced for me), that helps pull readers back into Tines' world. Then all hell breaks loose. Vinge ... Read full review
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