The Children of the Sky

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Tom Doherty Associates, Oct 11, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages

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

Realtime/Bobble Series
The Peace War
Marooned in Realtime

Other Novels
The Witling
Tatja Grimm's World
Rainbows End

Collections
Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge
True Names

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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Chapter
Chapter 01
Chapter 02
Chapter 03
Three years after the Battle on Starship Hill
Chapter 04
Ten years after the Battle on Starship Hill
Chapter 05
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30

Chapter 06
Chapter 07
Chapter 08
Chapter 09
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
About the Author
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Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, two of them in the Zones of Thought series: A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. 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, Rainbows End and The Peace War.

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