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A Deepness in the Sky

Vernor Vinge

After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches. But first, both groups must wait at the aliens' very doorstep for their strange star to relight and for their planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years....Then, following terrible treachery, the Qeng Ho must fight for their freedom and for the lives of the unsuspecting innocents on the planet below, while the aliens themselves play a role unsuspected by the Qeng Ho and Emergents alike.More than just a great science fiction adventure, A Deepness in the Sky is a universal drama of courage, self-discovery, and the redemptive power of love. Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky, the second installment of the Zones of Thought series, is a 1999 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel and the winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches. But first, both groups must wait at the aliens' very doorstep for their strange star to relight and for their planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years....Then, following terrible treachery, the Qeng Ho must fight for their freedom and for the lives of the unsuspecting innocents on the planet below, while the aliens themselves play a role unsuspected by the Qeng Ho and Emergents alike.More than just a great science fiction adventure, A Deepness in the Sky is a universal drama of courage, self-discovery, and the redemptive power of love. Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky, the second installment of the Zones of Thought series, is a 1999 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel and the winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the technological enslavement of minds.The group that opens trade with the aliens will reap unimaginable riches. But first, both groups must wait at the aliens' very doorstep for their strange star to relight and for their planet to reawaken, as it does every two hundred and fifty years....Then, following terrible treachery, the Qeng Ho must fight for their freedom and for the lives of the unsuspecting innocents on the planet below, while the aliens themselves play a role unsuspected by the Qeng Ho and Emergents alike.More than just a great science fiction adventure, A Deepness in the Sky is a universal drama of courage, self-discovery, and the redemptive power of love. Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky, the second installment of the Zones of Thought series, is a 1999 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel and the winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Larkin

Length:

28h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

36:54


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:19


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

26:27


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

25:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:50


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:59


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

16:37


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

16:58


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

37:25


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:57


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

33:15


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

31:00


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

19:00


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

39:37


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

32:33


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

47:12


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

25:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

59:22


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

12:10


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

37:13


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

22:24


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

43:09


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

01:26:49


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

35:29


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

34:38


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

25:59


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

33:09


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

18:40


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

21:39


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

34:54


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

25:25


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

10:26


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

15:50


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

27:20


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

17:26


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

15:38


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

24:56


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

23:26


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

19:52


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

28:33


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

18:04


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

20:50


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

43:50


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

23:25


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

38:08


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

29:59


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

20:10


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

18:38


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

10:07


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

16:55


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

18:23


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

16:39


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

30:42


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

23:01


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

22:03


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

13:09


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

13:35


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

20:14


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

10:43


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

23:45


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

08:37


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

14:30


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

12:29


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

05:40


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

16:55


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

27:32


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

13:09


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

33:57