A Fire Upon The Deep

by Vernor Vinge

4.05 avg rating
Book 22 of 241 in the Best Science Fiction Books
509 votes 10 comments
In 1992 Vernor Vinge amazed the science fiction world with this epic novel of star-spanning adventure. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and has since become a landmark in the field. Now, with the long awaited sequel The Children of the Sky about to be published, we are proud to offer the first-ever trade paperback edition of this big-screen SF classic.
A Fire Upon The Deep is the winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anonymous | 2015-09-04 10:36:49
One of my all time favs. Huge ideas wrapped around a thrilling tale.
Anonymous | 2015-10-04 02:24:15
Fantastic book, however it IS part of a series!
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!
Anonymous | 2017-06-27 03:12:21
Some good ideas, some bad. Mildly entertaining but could have done without ever reading it.
Anonymous | 2018-09-11 10:38:17
Try to max out the ones that give you attack, defence
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