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Name: A Deepness in the Sky

Author: Vernor Vinge
Year: 1999
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Popularity: 6.3
Genres/categories: Science fiction, Award winners

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9780812536355
0812536355
Winner of the Hugo award for Best Novel in 2000.
Winner of the Prometheus award for libertarian science fiction in 2000.
Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 2000.
Winner of the Kurd Lasswitz Prize for Foreign Novel in 2004.

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.
This book is part of the "Zones of Thought" series.
Here are some other books from this series:
The Children of the Sky
First published 2011
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A Fire Upon the Deep
First published 1992
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Zones of Thought
First published 2010
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