9. (9) – A Deepness in the Sky, by Vernor Vinge

Though at times less action-packed than A Fire Upon the Deep and certainly not as grand in scope, A Deepness in the Sky is every bit as engaging and entertaining. The prologue grabs you immediately with Vinge’s description of the search to find one man. We learn of two incredibly interesting human cultures in the Qeng Ho and Emegrents and all the while Vinge manages to tie in the story of the Alien culture that both the Qeng Ho and Emegrents are seeking to meet towards their own advantageous ends (one admittedly far more noble that the other).

Vinge throws out some incredibly interesting ideas, the most interesting being focus (a sort of slavery of the mind that allows a person to focus entirely on their given area of expertise but at the expense of their humanity). The book is always entertaining and the last 200 pages absolutely fly by. When it comes to grand, epic, and original space opera, Vinge certainly is among the best.

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