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A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
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A Deepness in the Sky (1999)

by Vernor Vinge

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was pretty good ( )
  KimSalyers | Mar 16, 2018 |
This is simply a really good book.

It doesn't really matter if you read the previous book or not - there is no reference to anyone or anything from that book with the exception of the main character - which turns out to be trivial.

Thinking about it, maybe I would not recommend reading the second before the first, but I don't think that would matter, either.

My only regret is that I put off reading this because I was worried about the order. ( )
  kwerle | Dec 13, 2017 |
Continuarea aventurii incepute cu n Foc in adancn.

Castigator al premiilor Hugo, Campbell Memorial, Prometheus si Kurd Lasswitz.

„Intoarcerea in universul romanului Foc in adanc… insa cu 30.000 de ani mai devreme. Povestea are aceeasi vastitate epica, in cea mai mareata traditie SF.” - David Langford

„Conflict politic, lupta pentru putere, manipulare, societati aflate in razboi, tehnologii naucitoare, calatorii in adancurile cosmosului si o civilizatie de paianjeni… ce v-ati putea dori mai mult? O intriga epopeica de anvergura seriei Dune.” - SFRevu

„Vinge ofera o multime de incantari pentru cititorii de hard SF, printre care scara galactica si stiinta ezoterica, dar relatiile dintre oameni si paianjeni sunt cele care il confisca pe cititor. Vinge exploreaza natura obsesiei, reluand tema iar si iar in aceasta «fuga» literara.” - Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine
  thebblack | Jun 23, 2017 |
A followup but actually a prequel to Vinge's award winning "A Fire Upon the Deep", A Deepness in the Sky is a fun interesting read where themes such as humanity, technical innovation, and politics are explored. Unfortunately, the last third of the novel breaks down into a standard action adventure novel where the good guys win, the bad guys get their just reward and everyone rides off into the sunset. Still, overall, a worthwhile read. ( )
  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
Great story-line, wonderful characterization, enormous scope, satisfaction for the techno-philes, nearly brilliant. Just a tad too long. It's hard to argue that some of the background was extraneous, and it didn't feel like padding, but it did slow the pace (and my page-turning rate!). However for a space opera, hard to fault! ( )
  malcrf | Nov 9, 2016 |
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Eggleton, BobCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tervaharju, HannuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vallejo, BorisCover Artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To Poul Anderson,

In learning to write science fiction, I have had many great models, but Poul Anderson's work has meant more to me than any other. Beyond that, Poul has provided me and the world with an enormous treasure of wonderful, entertaining stories - and he continues to do so.

 On a personal note, I will always be grateful to Poul and Karen Anderson for the hospitality that they showed a certain young science fiction writer back in the 1960s.

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0812536355, Mass Market Paperback)

This hefty novel returns to the universe of Vernor Vinge's 1993 Hugo winner A Fire Upon the Deep--but 30,000 years earlier. The story 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 both fleets crippled, with the power in the wrong hands, which leads to a long wait in space until the spiders develop exploitable technology. Over the years Vinge builds palpable tension through multiple storylines 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, Amazon.co.uk

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