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Hamilton, Janet Kagan, George R. My full review lives at Edifice Rex Online. A Deepness in the Sky: There’s a problem with aliens in sci-fi and that’s that almost always the aliens turn out to be just humans aeancurile costumes. Brilliant government scientist Richard Seaton discovers a remarkable faster-than-light fuel that will power his interstellar spaceship, The Skylark. Vinge does something really clever with zdancurile he writes the Spiders.

It’s a testament to the book that I managed to finish it while in the midst of an extraordinarily busy semester.

While on the surface their appearance is so different from that of humans, from a psychological standpoint they are so similar! I’m talking one- ten- fifty-thousand years into the future. Go read his review first, and then come back to hear me witter on if you’re still interested The next major issue I had was the aliens.

So, there is always a clash between human lifetimes asancurile the actual chronological time.


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Vinge is a bit like George RR Martin in that respect. Defying this custom results in oophase or “out-of-phase” children, who are ostracized and subject to pejorative stereotypes. But it seems that major space operas often have to weigh in at pages to be taken seriously by fans and award committees, judging by major works by Dan Simmons, Peter Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. I especially liked Sherkaner Underhill; he’s probably the reason I kept going at the beginning. The Qeng Ho – the empire without a capital, the force without an army – are a lovely depiction of the humanistic and progressive side of trade.

A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2) by Vernor Vinge

To the extent that I’m not sure what else to add. Banks’s Culture novels to remind myself that hard SF doesn’t always have to be lousy literature. Jun 02, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, when it comes right down to it, I think I’d rather read a good story teller’s work than a good writer’s work.

To engage is not merely to understand what is going on but to feel involved in the proceeding, to empathize with the characters, and generally to immerse in the book as an experience rather words printed on a book.

Make them different other than just cosmetically. It’s a form of slavery, very interesting concept Since his first published story, “Apartness,” appeared inVernor Vinge has forged a unique and awe-inspiring career in science fiction as his work has grown and matured. My major complaint with the novel comes from Vinge’s treatment of the alien Spiders.


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Overall, it was a decent read that could have been so much more. Of course, cardboard characters are pretty much to be expected in hard SF. Nov 10, Apatt rated it really liked it Shelves: But with opportunity comes risk.

The virtues of the genre lie elsewhere, and its aficionados rightly don’t give a toss for the traditional literary ones. Of course, the above variation has already been explored in SF. Instead, we find the spiders living in a near zdancurile copy of 20th-century Earth.

I really ought to know better by now. That comes out to, oh I dunno, let’s say two stars.

A Deepness in the Sky

For years, those bringing SF into the classroom have had to improvise their course materials from anthologies and collections not designed for classwork. That doesn’t even meri I really ought to know better by now. If you’re like me and triggered by deception, manipulation, and oh, rape with bonus memory-erasure