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The Resource A fire upon the deep, Vernor Vinge

A fire upon the deep, Vernor Vinge

Label
A fire upon the deep
Title
A fire upon the deep
Statement of responsibility
Vernor Vinge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Fire Upon the Deepis 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vinge, Vernor
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.I534
LC item number
F57 2011
Literary form
novels
Series statement
  • Queng Ho
  • Zones of thought series
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Life on other planets
Label
A fire upon the deep, Vernor Vinge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn711989014
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780765329820
Lccn
2011013445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)711989014
Label
A fire upon the deep, Vernor Vinge
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn711989014
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780765329820
Lccn
2011013445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)711989014

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