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Hugo Award co-winner, 1993. "Vinge's plot is big and bold. his scientific content is quite sophisticated and his character development is solid." Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 4, 4-474. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Codice inventario libreria 40215
Riassunto: In a future universe in which a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, Straumli realm scientists use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon and unwittingly unleash a power capable of destroying the universe.
Review: In this Hugo-winning 1991 SF novel, Vernor Vinge gives us a wild new cosmology, a galaxy-spanning "Net of a Million Lies," some finely imagined aliens, and much nail-biting suspense.
Faster-than-light travel remains impossible near Earth, deep in the galaxy's Slow Zone--but physical laws relax in the surrounding Beyond. Outside that again is the Transcend, full of unguessable, godlike "Powers." When human meddling wakes an old Power, the Blight, this spreads like a wildfire mind virus that turns whole civilizations into its unthinking tools. And the half-mythical Countermeasure, if it exists, is lost with two human children on primitive Tines World.
Serious complications follow. One paranoid alien alliance blames humanity for the Blight and launches a genocidal strike. Pham Nuwen, the man who knows about Countermeasure, escapes this ruin in the spacecraft Out of Band--heading for more violence and treachery, with 500 warships soon in hot pursuit. On his destination world, the fascinating Tines are intelligent only in combination: named "individuals" are small packs of the doglike aliens. Primitive doesn't mean stupid, and opposed Tine leaders wheedle the young castaways for information about guns and radios. Low-tech war looms, with elaborately nested betrayals and schemes to seize Out of Band if it ever arrives. The tension becomes extreme... while half the Beyond debates the issues on galactic Usenet.
Vinge's climax is suitably mindboggling. This epic combines the flash and dazzle of old-style space opera with modern, polished thoughtfulness. Pham Nuwen also appears in the nifty prequel set 30,000 years earlier, A Deepness in the Sky. Both recommended. --David Langford, Amazon.co.uk
Titolo: A FIRE UPON THE DEEP
Casa editrice: TOR/Tom Doherty Associates
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included
Edizione: First edition, first printing.
Descrizione libro Tor Books 1992-04, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 1st. 0312851820. Codice libro della libreria 485133
Descrizione libro Tor Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. New York: Tom Doherty Associates / Tor, 1992. Stated first edition, first printing with the full number line. Hardcover. 6 Â½ x 9 Â½ â. 391 pp. Includes âNews from Tor Booksâ press release laid-in. Very good in a good dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate creases to the tips and edges of the dust jacket. Minor bumping to the tips of the boards. The interior appears unmarked. The binding is solid. Codice libro della libreria BOOK5-022817003
Descrizione libro Tor, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. As new. Fine in fine dust jacket with unobtrusive wrinkle to spine. Clean, white pages and tight binding. Bumped spine top. Winner of the 1993 Hugo award for best novel. 1992 Nebula nominee. Codice libro della libreria 009120
Descrizione libro Tor, New York, 1992. Hardback. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Boris Vallejo (illustratore). 1st. Hugo Winner first printing. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 039429
Descrizione libro NY, Tor, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing, Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the book has a mild spine lean (it's been read) with a little foxing on top, the top corners are lightly bumped, the dust jacket is intact with very mild wear (inside a Brodart cover). Codice libro della libreria SF1843
Descrizione libro Tom Doherty Assoc, USA, 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. Vallejo, Boris (illustratore). First Edition. HB, black boards in pictoria DJ, art by Boris Vallejo, 391pp. Mild shelf wear to unclipped DJ. Book has light rubbing to edges, inside is pristine - looks unread. A vast cosmic war, by brilliant writer. Collectible condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria jen002577
Descrizione libro Tor:, New York, 1992. First edition, Hardcover, Fine in Fine dust jacket, Codice libro della libreria 2241
Descrizione libro Tor Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0312851820
Descrizione libro Tor / Tom Doherty Associates , New York, 1992. Softcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. First Edition. New York: Tor / Tom Doherty Associates . Near Fine. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 0312851820 . First edition. Advance Uncorrected Proofs in orange pictorial wrappers [trade sized paperback format, but of the hardcover edition]. [NB: the ISBN is incorrectly listed on the book itself as 0-312-85152-0]. Hugo Award winner and Nebula Award nominee. 391 pages. Review letter laid in and Tor card stapled to the front cover [as issued]. Near Fine copy. [This proof version of this award winning novel is scarce] . Codice libro della libreria 14297
Descrizione libro Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria 017124