Amazingly imaginative but couldn't resist the deus ex ending,
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This review is from: A Fire Upon The Deep (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
Fire upon the deep is extremely ambitious space opera - the aliens are extremely well-imagined, and there are enough tantalising glimpses of the worlds of the Transcend and the Powers to keep the reader's mind racing. Unfortunately, like much good space opera, events are too, well, transcendent to tie up in an orderly fashion. I keep re-reading the ending and it just doesn't hit the spot.