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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vernor Vinge Narrator: Pete Larkin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Zones of Thought Series Release Date:
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After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free 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 their planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years…Then, following terrible treachery, the Qeng Ho must fight for their freedom and for the lives of the unsuspecting innocents on the planet below, while 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Huge, intricate, and ingenious, with superbly realized aliens: a chilling spellbinding dramatization of the horrors of slavery and mind control.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Wonderfully engaging!”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • Winner of the 2000 John W. Campbell Memorial Award
  • Winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • A 2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist
  • Winner of the 2000 Prometheus Award for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Fred | 5/13/2011

    " None of it was plausible, and later revelations did not justify the deliberately humanlike alien narration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Celestial | 4/27/2011

    " Loved this book, with its enchanting portrayal of other species and its both horrific and also inspiring depiction of the human spirit, shades of Ant and Bee meet the Borg, recommended to all sci fi fans :D

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gregory | 4/3/2011

    " an absolutely amazing hard sci-fi book. Vinge's 'Zones of Thought' concept is brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Louis | 3/18/2011

    " This was the fist Vernor Vinge book I ever read, and it made quite an impression. Somehow I managed to get my elderly father to read the book, and while he had a few remarks along the way, he finished it! If I could afford to buy a lot of books, Vinge would be on my shelf. "

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