The Children of the Sky
Publish date: October 11th 2011
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
Series: Zones of Thought (#3)
Peaking at reviews a lot of people expressed disappointment, so I didn't expect much from this sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep. I beg to differ though--I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and found this just as suspenseful and moving as the previous novels in Zones of Thought trilogy--or, I think, series, s...
somebody had to do it... Vinge returns to Tines World 20 years (our time) after his breakout Hugo/Nebula, but lacks emotional heart ; urgency of original work. missed major opportunity to explore eastern "perversions," and instead just a lot of jabber. unfortunately, for Tines World fanatics only.
Not as immediately immersive as A Fire Upon the Deep, somewhat disappointing after part-readin A Deepness In The Sky recently, I'd have to described this as a curate's egg. The world building, given we've been here before, is wonderfully well handled, as is the integration of the High Lab humans int...
I can't say I waited twenty years for this like Vinge's long-time fans, since I only read A Fire Upon the Deep last year, but damn it was good to read another Vinge space opera. His Zones of Thought books now rival David Brin's Uplift series for my favorite SF. Vinge writes awesome, galaxy-spanning ...
Fine, but not nearly as good as the previous two books in the Zones of Thought series. At times, it seemed like it was just marking time to volume 4 — certainly no conclusion has been reached — which, given that he's only writing the stories at a rate of one a decade, seems like to long to wait.