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A Deepness in the Sky
Author: Vernor Vinge

ISBN: 9780812536355
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 792
Published: 15 January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.02 x 10.41 x 3.3
Description:
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 tow 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 previous novel, " A Fire Upon the Deep," received the Hugo Award, for which each of his three previous books was a finalist. His short novel "True Names" is widely acknowledged as a seminal cybernovel by readers and scientists alike. Vinge is al...

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