A Deepness in the Sky: Vernor Vinge (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

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A Deepness in the Sky: Vernor Vinge (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

A Deepness in the Sky: Vernor Vinge (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

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The bad guys are among the evilest ones I have ever come across in science fiction and the odds against the good guys are among the longest as well. I came to both books with high expectations and was eager for a big-canvas space opera filled with mind-boggling technologies, exotic aliens, galactic civilizations, and a big cast of characters. The Spider characters—mostly Underhill's brood, although Hrunkner Unnerby is a lovable old curmudgeon as well—are quite entertaining. It takes longer than it should for the ties to grow strong enough to tug on your heart-strings, and somewhere in that delay the fifth star is lost from the rating.

She had such potential, but ultimately we never get any real insight into her character, and in the end it seems as soon as she finds the right guy to take care of her, all her problems are solved. Trilanders να έχουν εντοπίσει εκπομπές από το αστέρι OnOff: ένα παράξενο, μυστηριώδες σύστημα με μονάχα έναν πλανήτη που σβήνει τον εαυτό του για 215 χρόνια από κάθε 250, και έχει προσελκύσει κατά τις χιλιετίες το ενδιαφέρον αστροφυσικών, δύο ανθρώπινες αποστολές, το Qeng Ho και οι Emergents, είναι στα πρόθυρα της πρώτης επαφής με μια εξωγήινη φυλή, καταφθάνοντας για να ανακαλύψουν τους θησαυρούς του κόσμου τους και να μάθουν τα μυστικά του – αλλ�� ο Ezr Vihn, ένας Μαθητευόμενος Έμπορος και κύριος κληρονόμος της Οικογενείας Vihn. This "Counter Lurk" was devised by Spider uber-genius Sherkaner Underhill, but it seemed cinematic and implausible to me.Their world is the sole planet in orbit of OnOff, a brown dwarf that enjoys 35 years of life-giving brightness before dimming for 215 years (hence its name). So Pham has his flaws, and he's lucky that he has an idealist like Ezr Vinh to keep him on the straight and narrow. It rang so false for me that she wouldn't be more deeply affected by losing years of her life as Nau's plaything.

Lands Command να τον έχει πάρει μέσα από θαυμαστά και περίεργα μέρη, βλέποντας πώς το Σκοτάδι επιδρά τον κόσμο τους και σκεπτόμενος για τα μέσα που θα χρειαστούν για να το αλλάξουν, όταν φτάσει στο τέλος του ταξιδιού του, και τα σχέδιά του πέσουν στα αυτιά του μοναδικού ατόμου που θα μπορούσε να τα ακούσει πραγματικά, ο Sherkaner θα βρεθεί στα επόμενα χρόνια σε ένα πόστο μεγάλης ευθύνη, κρατώντας στα χέρια του το μέλλον όλων τους. I'm sorry to say goodbye to Pham Nuwen and the other characters of A Deepness in the Sky, but I'm already excited at the thought I'll soon be back with my old friends among the Tines. For almost 800 pages, Vinge takes us through a wide range of relationships, both human and spider, and if you love this type of thing, you will be enthralled.

More seriously, the only thing that makes me limit my recommendation it is that it is a nerd's novel filled with nerdy references to 'Cavorite' and a surprising amount of hard science for such a far future setting. With the first novel to have set the Zones’ main background, showing through his vision the consequences of their impact on intelligence and bringing to life a vast galaxy full of many and different races, Vernor Vinge takes us in A Deepness in the Sky deep into the Slow Zone, focusing this time on two human groups: the Qeng Ho, which – having maintained a continuous technological presence for thousands of years – has travelled from planetary civilisation to planetary civilisation, gathering the best of living things and of technologies, and creating the largest interstellar trading fleet across all Human Space; and the Emergents, who – having grew out of disaster – have followed their own authoritarian ways, seeking to transform each new conquest to their advantage, and using Focus – a technology that converts the brightest people into dedicated machines of thought – to give them a power that surpasses any machine and any human. And for Pham, the Emergent slavery known as Focus is a nigh-irresistible lure, a promise that could fulfil Pham's dreams of a true Qeng Ho empire.

Initially they seem to be people living in a simple small-town existence in an unnamed place not entirely unlike 20th century planet Earth. The 'Spiders' are undergoing a scientific revolution with all the revolutionary cultural changes that come with it. In the elite group of authors of speculative fiction that truly understand the power of story and are masters of it, we must include such names as J.And that's ultimately what great books do: not only do they show us worlds we can imagine; they show us worlds we can't. Printre alte aspecte interesante, mi-a rămas în minte ideea construirii unei culturi care să depășească individualitatea planetelor, un imperiu spațial care să păstreze tot ce e mai bun din fiecare civilizație. I thoroughly enjoyed the first Zones of Thoughts novel, but this second one was too much of several things for me to care: too many characters, too much talking, too many (and too long) flashbacks. Technological advances allow us to do more, whether it's in vitro fertilization or putting weapons in space.

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