A Deepness in the Sky
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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you need to read thisUser Review - subwayreader - Borders
This is a very original, fast-moving, multilayered book, full of with sympathetic characters and thought-provoking plot elements, as well as intrigues and surprises. vinge writes an excellent novel, while not totally leaving behind his comp sci professor roots. Read full review
A deepness in the skyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A war between two rival civilizations over trading rights to the planet Arachna results in the virtual enslavement of the Qeng Ho by the victorious Emergent culture. As the Spider-folk of Arachna ... Read full review