By Vernor Vinge
A Hugo award-winning Novel!
“Vinge is without doubt one of the top visionary writers of SF today.” —David Brin
Thousands of years sooner or later, humanity isn't any longer by myself in a universe the place a mind's capability relies on its situation in area, from superintelligent entities within the go beyond, to the constrained minds of the Unthinking Depths, the place basically uncomplicated creatures, and expertise, can functionality. not anyone understands what unusual strength partitioned area into those "regions of thought," but if the warring Straumli realm use an old Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unharness an grand energy that destroys hundreds of thousands of worlds and enslaves all usual and synthetic intelligence.
Fleeing this galactic danger, Ravna crash lands on a wierd international with a ship-hold filled with cryogenically frozen little ones, the single survivors from a destroyed space-lab. they're taken captive via the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval tradition, and used as pawns in a ruthless energy struggle.
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