Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he's a wolf. The pilot fades in and out...
It takes a certain type to crew a ship that drops you seven years at a time into the Deep. Kite-class cargo ships like Menkalinan get burned-out veterans, techs who've been warned off-planet, medics who weren't much good on the ground. The Gliese-D run isn't quite the end of the line, but it's getting there. No cachet, no rewards, no future; their trading posts get Kites full of cargo that the crew never ask questions about, because if it's headed...
|Pub. Date||Edition||Publisher||Phys Desc.||Availability|
|1999, c1965||Ace hardcover ed.||Ace Books||517 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|| |
7 copies, 23 people are on the wait list.
|2005, ©1965||40th anniversary ed.||Ace Books||528 pages : map ; 23 cm.|| |
|1984, c1965||First Putnam ed.||Putnam||517 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|| |
When engineer Leo Graf arrives at a free fall station circling a mining planet to teach welding, he's in for his first shock: the genetically engineered inhabitants have an extra set of arms in place of legs. A second shock comes when the company that owns these four-armed "quaddies" decides to abandon them, and Leo must use all his ingenuity to respond to this new crisis.
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, and a Hugo Award finalist.
Now with a new introduction for the Tor Essentials line, A Fire Upon the Deep is sure to bring a new generation of SF fans to Vinge's award-winning works.
A Hugo Award-winning Novel!
"Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today."-David Brin
Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent
As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace-a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun's not over. A group of rogue fighters frees her...for a price: her help in overthrowing the established order.
Hella is a planet where everything is oversized—especially the ambitions of the colonists.
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Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.
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Parliament isn't sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is...
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The first installment in the Far Star series, a swashbuckling space saga that introduces the daring pirate Blackhawk and the loyal crew of the Wolf's Claw, from the author of the bestselling Crimson Worlds saga.
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