After nearly twenty years, Vernor Vinge has produced an enthralling sequel to his memorable bestselling novel A Fire Upon the Deep.
Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them.
While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them--and among the humans--who seek power…and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed.
On a world of fascinating wonders and terrifying dangers, Vernor Vinge has created a powerful novel of adventure and discovery that will entrance the many readers of A Fire Upon the Deep. Filled with the inventiveness, excitement, and human drama that have become hallmarks of his work, this new novel is sure to become another great milestone in Vinge's already stellar career.
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Following a horrific tussle with the Blight, a vampire-like predatory intelligence, what's left of the once-godlike Straumli Realm—librarian Ravna, teenagers Johanna and Jefri and others preserved in cold-sleep capsules—is marooned on a planet in the Slow Zone, where complex intelligence, advance...| Read Full Review of The Children of the Sky
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It would be wrong to suggest that I’d been worried about what was happening to Ravna and Pilgrim and their friends since finishing A Fire Upon the Deep in 1992.Oct 05 2011 | Read Full Review of The Children of the Sky
Vernor Vinge is an ethically responsible citizen of the science fiction community.Oct 24 2011 | Read Full Review of The Children of the Sky
The Children of the Sky may not rank that high, but it's still a good book with believable characters, a story that needed to be told, and a promise that there is a bigger story yet to come.| Read Full Review of The Children of the Sky
Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), to which The Children of the Sky is a direct sequel, was an almost-ultimate space opera involving multiple Singularities and an ingenious first contact story, which explored ideas of identity in mind-expanding ways and contained two great science fictio...Jan 30 2012 | Read Full Review of The Children of the Sky
And despite some captivating fauna, including the doglike Tines who exhibit human-level intelligence and can communicate telepathically when formed into packs, Tines World is not sufficiently different from Earth.Oct 12 2011 | Read Full Review of The Children of the Sky
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