A Deepness in the Sky

Vernor Vinge
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Astounding! A Deepness in the Sky is, in a way much more grander in scope than A Fire Upon the Deep. It has all the elements of a grand space opera: Adventure, treachery and a marvelous rescue.

It is very easy to take sides in this book. The emergents are clearly the villains and the Qeng Ho, with their undying principle of free trade, the good guys. But the best characters are the Aliens and in particular Sherkaner Underhill, whose erudition and imagination truly knows no bounds.

Great narrative and highly engrossing! Toward the end, the plot unfolds in a spectacular fashion leading to stunning revelations. It has an immensely satisfying ending.

If you read A Fire Upon the Deep, you should read this! Well, you should read this even otherwise.