A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, 1) [Vinge, Verner]

A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, 1) [Vinge, Verner]

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    Now in a new trade paperback edition for the Tor Essentials line, A Fire Upon the Deep is sure to bring a new generation of SF fans to Vinge's award-winning works.

    Tens of thousands of years hence, many sentient species inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space—from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the struggling minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these 'zones 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, enslaving all their intelligences.

    Fleeing the threat, a family of scientists, including two children, are taken captive by the Tines—an alien race with a harsh medieval culture—and used as pawns in a ruthless local power struggle. A rescue party, not entirely composed of humans, must free the children—and retrieve a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization.

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