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A Fire Upon The Deep

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Appears on 11 lists in total.
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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 su...

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  • Author: Vernor Vinge
  • Publish Date: 1993-02-15
  • Book Awards


    Won 1 awards in total (1 unique awards)
  • 1 Hugo

  • Nominated for 1 (1 unique awards)
  • 1 Locus Science Fiction

  • Book Award Years
    1993 Nebula Nominated: A Fire Upon the Deep
    1993 Hugo Winner: A Fire Upon the Deep
    1993 Locus Science Fiction Nominated: A Fire Upon the Deep
    1992 Nebula Nominated: A Fire Upon the Deep

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    Reviews/Comments On A Fire Upon The Deep


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2013-06-19 10:40:44

    This is a fantastic book that i have read many times. It involves every theme you can think of and still be very original.

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    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2013-09-04 06:55:14

    This is definitely one of the greatest and should be ranked much higher. To compare it to Hyperion is shameful as this is heads and shoulders above it.

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Science Fiction Books
    By: AA
    2014-11-12 08:56:50

    This was a fun ride. Definitely need to read it again. I wasn't too crazy about the dog people.

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    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-12-18 08:05:14

    This is one of the greatest science fiction books ever written. To have Hyperion ranked above it is a joke.

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    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful
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    By: cheater_1
    2015-01-30 03:56:32

    Pure UTTER garbage. An insult to all WHO admire good writing. Nearly as ASSININE as Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress." AND his ex-wife obviously learned from HIM, because Joan CAN'T write worth a crap EITHER.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-09-04 10:36:49

    One of my all time favs. Huge ideas wrapped around a thrilling tale.

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2015-10-04 02:24:15

    Fantastic book, however it IS part of a series!

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
    RE: A Fire Upon The Deep
    By: Anonymous
    2016-02-05 09:55:40

    This book repeatedly showed up on must read lists and I could not get a copy on Amazon for some reason. BUT I did and it was one of the best books I have ever read. READ IT!

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