Vernor Vinge ( ebook / Ebook ) A Fire Upon the Deep


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    Entering the Zones of Thought some of the best worldbuilding physics metaphysics fusion alternative universe functioning explanation space opera escalationAfter reading the 2 books of this series please keep thinking and theorizing about the possible implications of what it would mean if the mechanisms of this universe would be true in a pa

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    I want to make it clear that I don't lightly write rave reviews Please read the following sentence twiceThis is an absolutely fantastic bookOn the outskirts of the Galaxy far from the physical constraints of the Galactic core faster than light travel is possible and Transcended intelligences flourish to a complexity that dwarfs human comprehension Scavenging for buried knowledge on a dead world a party of humans awakes an ancien

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    This is an impressive work of hard science fiction I admire the author's creation and the writing is decent if not rivetingI enjoyed the story of the Tines aliens with pack minds and I came to like the concept of the zones of thought where different levels of technology are possible in different areas of the galaxyBut I found myself indifferent to the rest of the characters The enemy they called the Blight seemed ominou

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    A Fire Upon The Deep is Vernor Vinge’s magnum opus a classic of the genre one of the greats and deservedly most popular sci fi novels ever Google “The Best Sci Fi Books of All Time” and you will find this book includ

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    Epic science fiction at its best this space opera novel shared the 1993 Hugo Award with Doomsday Book This is incredibly imaginative with a great complex story and detailed believable world building and some of the best alien species ever imagined It's a long sprawling story and the technological parts are rather dated but I still loved itA g

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    I tried very hard to like A Fire Upon the Deep The reviews for it are stellar and it did won a Hugo Also I am a huge fan of SF so I felt this book would be a sure fire hit with me Not soAs other reviewers pointed o

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    children on the run alien dogs that think as a group power in numbers powerful book good dogs although some bad dogs too I guess fanatical is a bad personality trait even for dogsdifferent flavors adventure medieval fantasy comedy hard science fiction even horror big ideasthoughtful exciting highly original fantastic book

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    Maybe I'll come off as bi polar when I start this five star review my first of 2011 with an extensive list of why the book I'm applauding is utter garbage But what the hell I'm game if you are Let's do itWhy A Fire Upon the Deep is Utter Garbage1 Mr Vinge's characters are only so so and the humans are the worst of the lot Every once in a blue moon a character will shine which makes it so hard to bear their poor treatment at other

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    Sooo I know this is a seminal classic of the Space Opera genre so the fact I didn't LOVE it as much as everyone said I would makes me

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A Fire Upon the Deep

Natural and artificial intelligenceFleeing the threat a family of scientists including two children are taken captive by the Tines an alien race with a harsh medieval culture and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle A rescue mission not entirely composed of humans must rescue the children and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilizatio. I tried very hard to like A Fire Upon the Deep The reviews for it are stellar and it did won a Hugo Also I am a huge fan of SF so I felt this book would be a sure fire hit with me Not soAs other reviewers pointed out this book has some great ideas Pack sentience is very nice and the idea of zones is intriguing Unfortunately all these are wrapped in very shoddy writing To tell the truth the writing was barely above fan sci fi in some placesThe characterization is also most unfortunately pretty bad The Tine race is filled with potential but the Tine characters are nothing than stereotypes the wanderer the wise ueen the evil lord the evil adviser the betrayer Human characters are predictable to the point of being boring and their motivations serve the plot than any sort of coherence As a whole the race is strangely Western european despite their uniueness Also as interesting as they were I don t think they deserved that much of a treatmentOne major source of disappointment for me also was the way the Galactic net was portrayed I m aware the novel was written in 1993 but Vinge s depiction lacks any kind of vision whatsoever It s silly to see the whole Galaxy chattering on newsgroups and sending each other emails Not once did it try to be something else than the 1993 s Internet surimposed on a galactic scale and it was a gimmick than anything elseOn a whole the story has ambitions of grandeur but fails at articulating it The events are always portrayed vaguely and don t have resonance In one scene a character learns billions have died when her homeworld was devastated yet this event only serves as a setup for the personal drama of the characters Most of the story happens either among 5 6 individuals on the Tine world or within the closed confines of the ship and neither progress at a pace that would be satisfyingThere are some great ideas in this book but they re buried under a nonsensical plot that fails to impress Because of this it has neither the scope nor the emotional impact of say Frank Herbert s Dune or Peter Hamilton s Night s Dawn trilogyFinishing the book was a difficult endeavour and I will NOT pick up the preuel Phan Newen is far from being interesting enough a character to make me pick it up

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Alternate Cover Edition can be found here 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 scaleThousands 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. I want to make it clear that I don t lightly write rave reviews Please read the following sentence twiceThis is an absolutely fantastic bookOn the outskirts of the Galaxy far from the physical constraints of the Galactic core faster than light travel is possible and Transcended intelligences flourish to a complexity that dwarfs human comprehension Scavenging for buried knowledge on a dead world a party of humans awakes an ancient evil an archive containing an entity so powerful and so malign that it begins to sweep across the galaxy overwhelming even the godlike Powers of the TranscendSome of the humans escape towards the galactic plane bearing a little understood cargo that represents the galaxy s only possible weapon against the Blight They crash land on an alien world leaving only two survivors both of them children who are promptly snatched by opposing alien factions But the aliens low tech society is promptly and drastically destabilised by the humans technology leaving the children struggling for survival while a rescue mission tears across the galaxy towards them harried and pursued by everything the Blight can throw on their trailThis book has everything Wild adventure colossal scale soaring imagination searing insight deep characterisation brilliant plotting profound suspense complex and cunningly realised aliens and most of all an astonishing richness of that special uality of science fiction which is the speculative investigation of other worlds other intelligences whole other ways of beingIt s not perfect If you re a hard sci fi buff like me then it seems convenient not only that the alien biosphere will support human life but that the aliens themselves are mentally compatible with humans And for a Transcended being whose intelligence is to humans as humans are to microbes the Blight seems remarkably well human in its motivations But frankly Vinge is forgiven these devices to make his plot work For a book this good I could forgive just about anything

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To the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths where only simple creatures and technology can function Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these regions of thought but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all. This is an impressive work of hard science fiction I admire the author s creation and the writing is decent if not rivetingI enjoyed the story of the Tines aliens with pack minds and I came to like the concept of the zones of thought where different levels of technology are possible in different areas of the galaxyBut I found myself indifferent to the rest of the characters The enemy they called the Blight seemed ominous only in the prologue for the rest of the book it was kept at such a distance that I never felt truly worried about it The Tines character Steel was a sinister villainThe book was long yet the plot seemed shallow and there was little character development except on the planet of the Tines I m already having trouble remembering why it took so many pages to tell this story

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 613
  • A Fire Upon the Deep
  • Vernor Vinge
  • English
  • 11 June 2017
  • 9780812515282