A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, Book 2) by Vernor Vinge

By Vernor Vinge

After hundreds of thousands of years looking out, people stand at the verge of first touch with an alien race. human teams: the Qeng Ho, a tradition of unfastened investors, and the Emergents, a ruthless society in accordance with the technological enslavement of minds.

The workforce that opens alternate with the extraterrestrial beings will obtain unbelievable riches. yet first, either teams needs to wait on the aliens' very doorstep for his or her unusual big name to relight and for his or her planet to reawaken, because it does each 2 hundred and fifty years....

Then, following negative treachery, the Qeng Ho needs to struggle for his or her freedom and for the lives of the unsuspecting innocents in the world lower than, whereas the extraterrestrial beings themselves play a job unsuspected through the Qeng Ho and Emergents alike.

More than simply an exceptional technology fiction experience, A Deepness within the Sky is a common drama of braveness, self-discovery, and the redemptive energy of love.
A Deepness within the Sky is a 1999 Nebula Award Nominee for most sensible Novel and the winner of the 2000 Hugo Award for most sensible Novel.

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If he can't come home, one bit of home—me—can come to him! It was all a matter of persuading Peter that it wasn't in his best interest to have Ender come back to Earth—without letting Peter know that she was trying to manipulate him. It just made her tired, because Peter wasn't easy to manipulate. He saw through everything. So she had to be quite forthright and honest about what she was doing—but do it with such subtle overtones of humility and earnestness and dispassion and whatever that Peter could get past his own condescension toward everything she said and decide that he had thought that way all along and .

I'm not sending anybody," said Ender. " "You've got to do something with your life," said Mazer. And there it was: The tacit recognition that Ender wasn't going home. That he was never going to lead a normal life on Earth. * * * * * One by one the other kids got their orders, each saying good-bye before they left. It was increasingly awkward with each one, because Ender was more and more a stranger to them. He didn't hang out with them. If he happened to join in a conversation, he didn't stay long and never really engaged.

Why couldn't they have tried to communicate with us? Made some sort of settlement with us, just as they had done with each other? Divided the galaxy between us? Live and let live? In any of these battles, Ender knew that if he had seen a sign of an effort to communicate, he would have known instantly that it wasn't a game—there would have been no reason for the teachers to simulate any attempt to parley. They didn't regard that as Ender's business—they wouldn't train him for it. If some effort at communication had really happened, surely the adults would have stopped Ender at once, pretended that the "exercise" was over, and tried to deal with it on their own.

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