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A Fire Upon The Deep

Vernor Vinge

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 scale. Thousands 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, to 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 natural and artificial intelligence. 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 power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization. A Fire Upon The Deep, which began the Zones of Thought series, is the winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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 scale. Thousands 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, to 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 natural and artificial intelligence. 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 power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization. A Fire Upon The Deep, which began the Zones of Thought series, is the winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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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 scale. Thousands 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, to 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 natural and artificial intelligence. 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 power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization. A Fire Upon The Deep, which began the Zones of Thought series, is the winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Larkin

Length:

21h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

16:58


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:23


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:43


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

38:57


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:42


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:40


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

28:04


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

43:59


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

08:23


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

14:40


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

22:19


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

27:41


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

30:38


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

46:08


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

30:41


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

47:31


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

17:05


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

46:33


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

13:16


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

16:32


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

07:55


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

20:27


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

36:42


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

31:20


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

29:20


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

25:55


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

15:18


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

35:32


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

21:02


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

34:37


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

53:19


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

38:24


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

01:06:55


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

33:32


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

53:49


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

39:29


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

32:27


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

40:42


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

31:21


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

29:49


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

33:19


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

01:04:42