A Fire Upon the Deep
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A Fire Upon the Deep

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In 1992 Vernor Vinge amazed the science fiction world with this epic novel of star-spanning adventure. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and has since become a landmark in the field. Now, with the long awaited sequel The Children of the Sky about to be published, we are proud to offer the first-ever trade paperback edition of this big-screen SF classic.

A Fire Upon The Deep is the winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 161 x 233 x 30mm | 490g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765329824
  • 9780765329820
  • 238,550

Review quote

"Heart-pounding, mind-expanding science fiction at its best." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge is a genuine galactic epic. Weaving a large cast of humans and aliens, Vinge tells an exciting story in space and on several planets packed with ideas and wonder. This is big-scale science fiction at its best." --Fred Cleaver, the Denver Post

"Vast, riveting far-future saga involving evil gods, interstellar war, and manipulative aliens, from the author of The Peace War and the splendid Marooned in Realtime. No summary can do justice to the depth and conviction of Vinge's ideas. The overall concept astonishes; the aliens are developed with memorable skill and insight; the plot twists and turns with unputdownable tension." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Thoughtful space opera at its best, this book delivers everything it promises in terms of galactic scope, audacious concepts, and believable characters both human and nonhuman." --The New York Times Book Review

"Vinge, whose characters are as interesting as the science this time, has produced a cosmic epic the equal of any in recent years." --The Houston Post

"Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep is a wide-screen science fiction epic of the type few writers attempt any more, probably because nobody until Vinge has ever done it well. It has Hugo Winner written all over it." --The Washington Post Book World
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About Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, two of them in the Zones of Thought series: A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to his science fiction, he became an iconic figure among cybernetic scientists with the publication in 1981 of his novella "True Names," which is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction. His many books also include Marooned in Realtime, Rainbows End and The Peace War.
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Rating details

41,069 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 42% (17,445)
4 36% (14,668)
3 16% (6,594)
2 4% (1,697)
1 2% (665)
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