Zones of Thought
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  • 1
    A Deepness in the Sky | Vernor Vinge

    A Deepness in the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated By Peter Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (758)
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    (575)
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    After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. There are 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.

    A science fiction classic

    This book won the Hugo award for good reason. It has everything you want from a scifi epic. The characters were very believable and very interesting..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2011 by Amen-Ra (Baltimore, MD, United States)
  • 2
    A Fire Upon the Deep | Vernor Vinge

    A Fire Upon the Deep

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated By Peter Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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, where only simple creatures and technology can function.

    What a wild, wacky, awesome book!

    A galaxy where faster-than-light communication is possible, but only at very low bandwidth...so the galaxy becomes a hangout for USENET trolls and for..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2010 by Noah (New York, New York)
  • 3
    The Children of the Sky | Vernor Vinge

    The Children of the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
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    Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them - and among the humans - who seek power. And no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization....

    The story isn't over yet

    I've seen a few uncharatable reviews of this book mixed in to the many that suggest Vinge had a ghost writer. Truly, you can not please everyone. I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 03 2011 by Heidi (Maple Valley, WA, United States)
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