A Fire Upon the Deep
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... show more
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 only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.Fleeing the threat, a family of scientists, including two children, are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization. A Fire Upon The Deep is the winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 15th 1993
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 613
Edition language: English
Series: Gelmė danguje (#1)
This is classic high space opera on an epic scale. There are two parallel stories. One is a story of an ancient AI that has gone berserk and that is taking over and corrupting much of the Galaxy. That story is a lot like something that Dan Simmons or Iain M. Banks might right, but not quite as go...
In a very very far future, when humanity is but one of many races who have made it to the stars, typical human hubris accidentally awakens something ancient and malevolent, and very very smart. The only escapees of the expedition are a small family of four, with two precious cargoes: a possible mean...
I love me a good space opera--and this is one both grand and original. This is known as the first in the Zones of Thought series because of the structure of Vinge's galaxy. In it, there are various zones that allow for different levels of tech and intelligence. In the "Mindless Depths" of the Galact...
children on the run. alien dogs that think as a group. power in numbers! powerful book. good dogs. although some bad dogs too. I guess fanatical is a bad personality trait, even for dogs.different flavors: adventure, medieval fantasy, comedy, hard science fiction, even horror. big ideas.thoughtful, ...