A Fire Upon the Deep may be the most exciting and important of all modern future and even mobile phones were still a little exotic, Vernor Vinge had his finger. It’s not that I think A Fire Upon the Deep is perfect, it’s just that it’s got so much in it . There are lots of books that have fascinating universes, and. A perfect example is A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge. It takes all the tropes of space opera, but grounds them in interesting speculations.

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A few scientists escape and crash land on Planet Puppies. Any user with an extensive history of spoiling books will be banned. The other aspect of this book that’s different from similar space operas is the idea of the Zones of Thought.

Took away from the book IMO. And not the outer edges.

Which doesn’t bother me, because that’s how we get new variations on a theme. Important We don’t allow personal recommendation posts.

A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1) by Vernor Vinge

Also, I am a huge fan of SF, so I felt this book would be a sure-fire hit with me. See Hannibal Lecter, above. And the relationships that spring up between the human children and their Tinish counterparts feel just right. When Pham Nuwen last knew [Qeng Ho], they had settled thirty worlds and were almost three thousand years old.


I’m trying to remember – it’s been a while since I read them – but it was something around Pham. Having so much emphasis on different species also made them a lot more interesting since they were so unique. On 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.

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and the Tines are at the top of the food chain in their world. This is a far future yarn, with three great ‘big ideas’. This is a moderated subreddit. You also have a sadistic sociopath for a villain, that’s cool, but is that his defining and only characteristic?

They’re great – trust me! I loved the Tines so much: The ship lands on a distant planet with a medieval -level civilization of dog-like creatures, dubbed “Tines”, who live in packs as group minds.

Vernor struggles, as most sci-fi aut Maybe I’ll come off as bi-polar when I start this five star review my first of with an extensive list of why the book I’m applauding is utter garbage.

Borrelli rated it vnge was amazing. Sep 18, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: But either order is ok to upn them. It must have a captain, and the captain’s command must exist independent of administration. Thousands 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, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function.


I mean the camera angles you could use to represent perspective! I’ll say no more about the book go read! By that I mean that Vinge sometimes throws an image out there because it’s super cool, but he doesn’t justify its existence very well. There were a couple of tiny issues with credibility – million to one chances occurring a little too often, etc. They each have one-syllable names that they combine to create the name of the hive group.

A Fire Upon the Deep

I like it, simply because it makes sense: He also makes references to bandwidth in bits and kilobits. Get Known if you don’t have an account. Extensive priors before this review began. Then there is his wonderful world creation and general sf skills, he is so great at this I wonder if the author has transcended. The tines were a kind-of interesting construction, though mass fite have been done before.

Suspicious, the Blight discovers that the first ship contains a data vinte device in its cargo manifest; assuming it contains information that could harm it, the Blight destroys the ship.