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A Fire Upon the Deep Free download â 104 Ï Alternate Cover Edition can be found here A Fire upon the Deep is the big breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scaleThousands of years hence many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its locaTo the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths where only simple creatures and technology can function Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these regions of thought but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all. This is an impressive work of hard science fiction I admire the author's creation and the writing is decent if not rivetingI enjoyed the story of the Tines aliens with pack minds and I came to like the concept of the zones of thought where different levels of technology are possible in different areas of the galaxyBut I found myself indifferent to the rest of the characters The enemy they called the Blight seemed ominous only in the prologue for the rest of the book it was kept at such a distance that I never felt truly worried about it The Tines character Steel was a sinister villainThe book was long yet the plot seemed shallow and there was little character development except on the planet of the Tines I'm already having trouble remembering why it took so many pages to tell this story

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Alternate Cover Edition can be found here A Fire upon the Deep is the big breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scaleThousands of years hence many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space from superintelligent entities in the Transcend. Crypto ◘ Syntax 81 As received by GR ServerFarm NW Language path Stream of Consciousness Babble→Poorly Considered Argument→LOLcats→Goodreads In jokes→Only Funny to Me→Irony→English From JoeleojA known Goodreads reviewer of Midwesten US origin Extensive priors before this review began Appears aligned with the Hipster Coalition but has denied close ties Program recommendation Imagine this post being read in a tone of self satisfied ironic detachment Subject Books to talk about with my wife when she can't fall asleep DistributionSpace Opera WorthwhileNeat AliensBigNerds Special Interest Group Date 45 days before the Fall of BookSwap Key phrases Mind Bending Galactic Scope Smooth World Building Bogs Down in the Middle Characters are kind of flat Telepathic puppy aliens Text of message Space is really really really big You think you know this but you don't Like you have probably heard before that something like one million Earths would fit inside the sun Wow you think Big Kind of makes you feel insignificant right But a million that's not that many Even Rebecca Black probably sold a million downloads of that terrible days of the week song for toddlersHow about VY Canis Majoris It's what's called a hypergiant star How big is that About 17 trillion times larger than the Earth My computer's calculator started showing me letters when I tried to figure out how many Earths would fit inside VY Canis MajorisThese incomprehensibly massive objects are just pinpricks in the overall vastness of space I can't comprehend infinity but I can't comprehend that eitherVernor Vinge has a fun time imagining it though trying to divine what the interaction of sentient societies would look like when spread across such vast distances Answer Kind of like newsgroups from 1993 But this is just the account we're reading which it seems comes from races as diverse as super intelligent plants and floating magellanic clouds It has all been translated into something resembling English admittedly rough approximations at times Because why would I have anything in common with someone from a billion light years away I don't have anything in common with my co workersI also really dig the way Vinge divides the universe into Zones of Thought so technology gets advanced as do the beings that operate it the further you get from the center as you might guess Earth is in the Slow Zones Mostly this provides an engine for the plot but it's one of those ideas so mind burstingly big that you can't really get a grip on it If the transcendent godlike beings on the periphery of this system are beholden to it then what intelligence originally created it And how do they get their computer network to operate so efficiently because I keep having to unplug my modemCool ideas Cool cool cool I didn't even mention the race of hive minded puppy people that play a key role in the narrative one puppy alone is dumb but four or six in a bunch can act as a single consciousness Is good because it makes up for the ever so slightly leaden narrative which is a bit thin for a 600 pager Basically a team of human scientists awaken a malevolent AI somewhere in space; it goes berserk and begins chowing down on entire star systems star systems people A few scientists escape and crash land on Planet Puppies Word spreads that the crashed ship holds the only secret to stopping the vaguely described villain thingy so some stock but loveable heroes uest off to get it Half the book elaborately sketches out what a society of hive minds would look like ADORABLE; the other is a tense and then for a while not so tense and then tense again chase seuence It's pretty funThis is a densely written but still perfectly understandable SF novel but it does presume a certain familiarity and comfort with the genre so I wouldn't start my reading here I know I tried it about five years ago and didn't even make it through the prologue The book was too big to fit inside me head Now it's bigger

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