A Deepness in the Sky

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Turtleback Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Fiction - 792 pages
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After thousands of years of searching, humans stand on the verge of first contract with an alien race. Two human groups: The Qeng Ho, a culture of free, innovative 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 the alien planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years...

Amidst terrible treachery, The Qeng Ho must flight for their freedom and for the lives for the unsuspecting innocents on the planet below, white 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.

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Review: A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought #2)

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I wanted to like this so much more than I did. I loved the first book in this series, A Fire Upon the Deep, especially since it contrasts a high-tech storyline with a low-tech one. This is an uncommon ... Read full review

Review: A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought #2)

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Vernor Vinge pulled off something special here: a sequel that goes in a wildly different direction, yet retains a strong thematic link to A Fire Upon The Deep. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Vernor Steffen Vinge is a retired San Diego State University (SDSU) Professor of Mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is best known for his Hugo Award-winning novels and novellas A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), A Deepness in the Sky (1999), Rainbows End (2006), Fast Times at Fairmont High (2002) and The Cookie Monster (2004), as well as for his 1984 novel The Peace War and his 1993 essay "The Coming Technological Singularity," in which he argues that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence will mark the point at which "the human era will be ended," such that no current models of reality are sufficient to predict beyond it.

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