A Deepness in the Sky : Zones of Thought

  • by Vernor Vinge
  • Narrated by Peter Larkin
  • Series: Zones of Thought
  • 28 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Vernor Vinge established himself as one of our greatest living science-fiction writers with his critically acclaimed, best-selling, Hugo Award-winning novel A Fire Upon the Deep. Now he returns to the captivating universe of that book, transporting us back 30,000 years.
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. 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 250 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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

very compelling but a bit too out there in places.

will listen to another by this author and narrator. found it hard to put down.
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- W. B. Quigley

Unnecessary long

Although with a interesting premise, the story is unnecessary long making this book a hardship to endure. The writer discusses bonsais and parks more than he should. I found that you can skip certain parts without loosing any of the story line. Narrator gave excellent performance.
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- dajrektor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2009
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio