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Book Information: Fire Upon the Deep, a

Fire Upon the Deep, a (1992) [Novel]
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Series: Zones of Thought
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: A Fire Upon the Deep
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureSpace Opera
FictionScience FictionAlien Beings
FictionScience FictionPoliticalTotalitarianism

Edition #1: A Fire Upon the Deep

A Fire Upon the Deep (1992)
Awards: Hugo Award: Best Novel (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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A Fire Upon the Deep (1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0812515285
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.8 x 1.5
Pages: 613

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