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A fire upon the deep

Vernor Vinge

A fire upon the deep

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Published by Tor, Melia in New York, Maidenhead .
Written in English


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StatementVernor Vinge.
The Physical Object
Pagination613 p. :
Number of Pages613
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22398681M
ISBN 100812515285

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Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the Alternate /5.

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A Fire Upon the Deep may be the most exciting and important of all modern space operas. Latter day purveyors of galactic epics like Alastair Reynolds and Pete Hamilton doubtless cut their teeth on it. Published at the advent of the information age, when the Internet was in most people's future and even mobile phones were still a little exotic, Vernor Vinge had his finger on its pulse.

A FIRE UPON THE DEEP by But when he recognizes himself in the pages of a mysterious book from the university library, he's unnerved—and determined to uncover the truth. What begins as a journey for answers turns into something much bigger, and Zachary must decide whether to trust the handsome stranger he meets at a highflying literary.

"A Fire Upon the Deep" is a fast-paced, exciting, and incredibly inventive book. As many others have mentioned, Vinge's unique vision of the future is one of the novel's biggest strengths.

He has created a galaxy where different species are moving upwards through a series of "zones of thought" as their technology becomes more sophisticated.5/5(5). A Fire upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge tells a tale of human scientists inadvertently releasing an ancient Blight on the universe, and the Blight racing an expedition to find what mystery has escaped their control: a secret that can make the Blight even more powerful or a Countermeasure that can once again defeat it.

Get this from a library. A fire upon the deep. [Vernor Vinge] -- Scientists release an ancient Transcendent artifact that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence, only one ship escapes and the struggle begins.

A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale.

Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where. Sometimes a book comes along that completely knocks you off your feet.

A perfect example is A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge. It takes all the tropes of space opera, but grounds them in. "A Fire Upon the Deep" is a masterpiece in the genre. A book for lovers of challenging and serious science fiction.

It's one of those stories that make you feel tiny in an uncaring universe while at the same time fill you with wonder. Everything in it is big: the ideas, the characters, the scale of events/5().

A Fire Upon the Deep finishes really well, but of course there’s plenty of space for more things to happen. This article originally appeared in September as part of our Jo Walton Reads column. Get this from a library. A fire upon the deep.

[Vernor Vinge] -- A Fire Upon the Deepis the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale.

Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit. A Fire Upon the Deep is the first book in the Zone of Thought science fiction series by Vernor Vinge.

Published init was named the Hugo Award for best novel of the year because of its complex, detailed, and thought-provoking dramatic plot about a galactic war taking place thousands of years in the future.

A Fire Upon The Deep A Deepness In The Sky The Children of The Sky Realtime/Bobble Series The Peace War Marooned in Realtime Other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True Names At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) /5().

A Fire Upon the Deep is a science fiction novel by American writer Vernor Vinge, a space opera involving superhuman intelligences, aliens, variable physics, space battles, love, betrayal, genocide, and a conversation medium resembling Usenet.

A Fire Upon the Deep won the Hugo Award in Grab it from Amazon for the Kindle and as a paperback. A FIRE UPON THE DEEP is a complex novel.

For me to explain all the details would 1) take for-freaking-ever, 2) be boring as heck, and 3) ruin a lot of the fun discovery. If you’ve already read this novel, you know what I’m saying. If you haven’t read the novel, then the best thing I can recommend is buying the book. A Fire upon the Deep Summary.

A Fire upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge tells a tale of human scientists inadvertently releasing an ancient Blight on the universe, and the Blight racing an expedition to find what mystery has escaped their control: a secret that can make the Blight even more powerful or a Countermeasure that can once again defeat it.

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A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, /5.

A Fire Upon The Deep NPR coverage of A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including one for each of his last three novels, A Fire Upon the Deep (), A Deepness in the Sky (), and Rainbow’s End ().

Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in of his novella "True Names," which is 4/5(86).

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Now in a new trade paperback edition for the Tor Essentials line, A Fire Upon the Deep is sure to bring a new generation of SF fans to Vinge's award-winning works.

A Hugo Award-winning Novel. “Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.”-David Brin. Deep in the drippy murk lay regular shadows — a castle built in the roots of a giant mangrove tree.

The mural was a famous one; the original had been an analog work from three thousand years ago. It showed life at an even further remove, during the Dark Ages on Nyjora.

Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, two of them in the Zones of Thought series: A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in of his novella "True Names," which is considered a seminal, visionary work /5(K).

Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep shared the Hugo Award for Best Novel in with the vastly superior The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, a “tie” that beggars belief if you’ve read both books. Willis’s ranks among the best novels I’ve ever read, period, and comparing Vinge’s to it is unfair to the latter book, which is certainly ambitious and epic in.

The action of the book is in the ``Beyond,'' where translight travel and other marvels exist, and humans are one of many intelligent species. One human colony has been experimenting with ancient technology in order to find a path to the ``Transcend,'' where intelligence and power are so great as to seem godlike/5(19).

The human and nonhuman characters of "A Fire Upon the Deep" live in a complex galactic society that Mr. Vinge has worked out in admirable if economical detail, and the scope of his story is such that it requires just a background%().

A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale.

Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds /5(44). Summary | Review | Buy It’s the rare book that can seamlessly blend intimate human (and non-human) drama with action and concepts of galactic proportions without compromising on detail, depth and passion, but that is exactly what Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep does so well.

As both a mind expanding vision of a universe divided up into “Zones .A Fire upon the Deep gives tens of thousands of years as the typical lifetime of a sentient species.

Given that humans still exist, tens of thousands of years is probably the right time frame, not millions. – user56 Dec 9 '14 at