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A Deepness in the Sky

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Peter Larkin

28 Hours 19 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

December 2009

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After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. 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 two hundred and fifty 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.

Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky, the second installment of the Zones of Thought series, is a 1999 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel and the winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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  • Anonymous

    I read this when I was a teenager and just listened to it as an adult. I must say there's nothing like a Vernor Vinge novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Interesting story. I'm not sure if it's the narration or the writing but at points it's sort of hard to follow what is happening, how we got from one scene to the next with flashbacks and a few other settings. Lacking a lot of background initially it take a very long time to be able to differentiate between the characters as it seems they are described exactly one time and if toy didn't catch it then tough luck. Otherwise I'd say it's very imaginative and a very interesting story. Definitely worth a listen. This is the second book in the series, I think I definitely enjoyed the first one more though that one wasn't without its own flaws, it really felt like an issue of narration in that case.

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