A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge audiobook

A Deepness in the Sky

By Vernor Vinge
Read by Pete Larkin

Macmillan Audio

The Zones of Thought Series: Book 2

28.28 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427209337

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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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2000 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Finalist for the 2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award

Winner of the 2000 Prometheus Award for Best Novel

Nominated for Nebula Awards - Nominee, 1999

Winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award - Winner, 2000

Winner of Hugo Award - Winner, 2000

Nominated for the 1999 Nebula Award for Best Novel

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Huge, intricate, and ingenious, with superbly realized aliens: a chilling spellbinding dramatization of the horrors of slavery and mind control.” Kirkus Reviews
“Wonderfully engaging!” Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Author

Author Bio: Vernor Vinge

Author Bio: Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, including three for Best Novel, for A Fire Upon the Deep, A Deepness in the Sky, and Rainbows End. For many years a professor of computer science, he is a highly regarded, visionary authority on the subject of the technological Singularity. He lives in San Diego, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 28.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English