A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)

Recommended by Benjamin Humphrey, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #8 in Singularity, Ranked #21 in Space Operasee more rankings.

In 1992 Vernor Vinge amazed the science fiction world with this epic novel of star-spanning adventure. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and has since become a landmark in the field. Now, with the long awaited sequel The Children of the Sky about to be published, we are proud to offer the first-ever trade paperback edition of this big-screen SF classic.

A Fire Upon The Deep is the winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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Benjamin Humphrey This is an immense science fiction space opera which came out in 1992. It covers a lot of themes including AI, aliens, love, betrayal, genocide, and racism. I found the book spectacular in its scale and detail, and original in its ‘zones of thought’ concept, where the galaxy is split into four zones, each with their own laws of physics. There's also the unusual ‘Tines’ race, where each animal is comprised of a group mind of 3 – 5 members. (Source)

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