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A Deepness in the Sky: Vernor Vinge (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

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After finishing the novel, one can´t do other than look around in nature and wonder, possibly google around in biology, watch the one or other nature documentary and think of all the potential for the evolution of intelligence that must have been in the endless vastness of space and maybe even someday here. Still, the book is not fluffy, and he introduces his science subtly, building an entire system for the readers, without ever causing the book to lose its heart.

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. ciuda avantajului tehnologic, odată ajunși la capătul expediției, Qeng Ho hotărăsc să încheie o alianță cu flota emergentă, fără a bănui cât de diferite erau cele două culturi. The next and last of the trilogy was published only about two years ago and is a direct sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep and starts two years after the close of events there.Yes--it was a good surprise, but I want to know how it happened, the history of it--not just be presented with its occurrence at the end. Any way, from the half way point onward this book is very involving and you may need a deFocus treatment afterward.

The frame corrections were incredibly complex - and down at the very bottom of it was a little program that ran a counter.But unfortunately, just like the previous book, I found their societies somehow lacking in alienness or menace. Partly it's because other books that people had on hold at the library came in, or I needed to blast something through to be ready for my book club. The Spider characters—mostly Underhill's brood, although Hrunkner Unnerby is a lovable old curmudgeon as well—are quite entertaining.

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