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A Deepness in the Sky (S.F. Masterworks) Paperback – 13 Apr 2000

4.4 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in the Zones of Thought Series

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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; New Ed edition (13 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857988515
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857988512
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,383,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This hefty novel returns to the Universe of Vernor Vinge's 1973 Hugo win ner A Fire Upon the Deep--but 30,000 years earlier. It has the same sense of epic vastness despite happening mostly in one isolated solar system. Here there's a world of intelligent spider- creatures who traditionally hibernate through the "Deepest Darkness" of their strange variable sun's long "off" periods, when even the atmosphere freezes. Now science offers them an alternative. Meanwhile, attracted by spider radio transmissions, two human starfleets come exploring: merchants hoping for customers, and tyrants who want slaves. Their inevitable clash leaves only crippled remnants of both fleets, with power in the wrong hands, leading to a long wait in space until the spiders develop exploitable technology. Over the years Vinge builds compelling tension through multiple story lines and characters. In the sky, hopes of rebellion against tyranny continue despite soothing lies, brutal repression and a mental bondage that can convert people into literal tools. Down below, the engagingly sympathetic spiders have their own problems. In flashback, we see the grandiose ideals and ultimate betrayal of the merchant culture's founder, now among the human contingent and pretending to be a senile buffoon while plotting, plotting. Major revelations, ironies and payoffs follow. A powerful story in the grandest SF tradition. -- David Langford

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Epic science fiction from the master of the genre - prequel to A FIRE UPON THE DEEP long awaited by his many fans

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