Book Reviews of A Deepness in the Sky

A Deepness in the Sky
A Deepness in the Sky
Author: Vernor Vinge
ISBN-13: 9780312856830
ISBN-10: 0312856830
Publication Date: 2/15/1999
Pages: 606
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Prequel to "A Fire in the Deep", but can stand alone. Two human societies, one a free-wheeling trader group, and one an authoritarian imperialist regime, are fighting to control exploration of a once-great alien culture, now degraded. Interesting technologies involved, complex plot, treachery in all directions. It's pretty much a standard space epic - a fun read but not a lot of content. If you like Niven's work, you'll probably enjoy this too.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is an amazing book. This is a book that reminds you (in case you'd forgotten) why it is that you like science fiction in the first place. Characters that you can identify with, aliens that are completely plausible and seem real, situations that you keep you at the edge of your seat. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book, especially if you like military style sci-fi. The only problem I had with it is that it is not appropriate for children. Too much psychological warfare and one moderately explicit sexual scene. Based on my reading of this book, I will read more Vernor Vinge.
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Helpful Score: 1
Amazing sci-fi. Technically the second book, this is actually a prequel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great novel from Vinge. A great fantasy of the future with themes that relate to the present. Very exciting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Rich and satisfying. Not all of Vernor Vinge's novels are as thought-provoking, but this is a nice balance of action and philosophy. I highly recommend this ti fans of sci-fi.
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A true classic. Read it!
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I enjoyed this story although I thought that it dragged in places. It ight have been a great story of 500 pages instead of over 700.
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cover's a bit worn, but overall in excellent condition. don't know how we came across this one, but never seemed interested enough to read it. willing to send it to a good home asap!