Jun 22, 2011

An excerpt from Vernor Vinge's Children of the Sky

Once upon a time, I read a book called Fire Upon the Deep, by a guy named Vernor Vinge that I'd never heard of before in my life. The book was mind-blowingly awesome, even translated in Bulgarian, and since then I've kept an eye on Vinge. So I was really happy when Tor announced a sequel to Fire, titled Children of the Sky.

Here is an excerpt from the book, and here is the blurb:

Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them.

While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them—and among the humans—who seek power…and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed.

I am definitely doing a reread of Fire Upon the Deep soon. I'm really excited about this one!

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