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    • A Deepness in the Sky

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
    • Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 995

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A science fiction classic

    • By Amen-Ra on 01-26-11

    Regular price: $63.93

    • A Fire Upon the Deep

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,295

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a wild, wacky, awesome book!

    • By Noah on 06-20-10

    Regular price: $51.93

    • The Children of the Sky

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 417

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story isn't over yet

    • By Heidi on 11-03-11

    Regular price: $33.59

    • Rainbows End

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 624
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 631

    Set a few decades from now, Rainbows End is an epic adventure that encapsulates in a single extended family the challenges of the technological advances of the first quarter of the 21st century. The information revolution of the past 30 years blossoms into a web of conspiracies that could destroy Western civilization. At the center of the action is Robert Gu, a former Alzheimer's victim who has regained his mental and physical health through radical new therapies, and his family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Discovery

    • By Steve on 03-06-08

    Regular price: $34.60

    • Fast Times at Fairmont High

    • By: Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    In a near future where wireless mind links and wearable computers blur the line between artificial reality and "real" reality, it's final exam time at San Diego's Fairmont Junior High. Juan Orozco and his friends have a killer idea for their off-line project. But can a bunch of 13-year-olds really figure out the secret of what's going on at Torrey Pines Park?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cute story

    • By DAVID on 02-10-11

    Regular price: $9.95