[Novel] A Deepness in the Sky (Vernor Vinge)

A Deepness in the Sky

Book

A fascinating science-fiction novel about two extremely different factions of space-faring mankind observing and hoping to capitalize on a planet of intelligent giant spiders.

Positive:
Negative:
An imaginative, well thought-out space opera setting
The conclusion feels kind of simple and predictable in retrospect
A fascinating premise of contacting extremely alien intelligence
Doesn’t really delve too deep in the contact difficulties with alien beings
Interesting, likable, relatively profound characters
Enthralling plot full of twists and surprises
A solid story that explores intergalactic politics and nonhuman intelligence
Thought-provoking on space society and contact with intelligent species

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