Vernor Vinge ”A Fire Upon the Deep” (Zones of Thought book 1)


Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

A Fire upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge’s career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale.

Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind’s potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these “regions of thought,” but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.

Fleeing the threat, a family of scientists, including two children, are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization.

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

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Vērtējums/Rating: 1.75/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Laba ideja par Visumu sadalītu zonās, kas būtiski ietekmē tajās esošo civilizāciju spēju attīstīties ne vien uz savas planētas, bet arī galaktiski. Gandrīz vai vienīgais grāmatas pluss. Ja nu vienīgi dažas citplanētiešu rases.

Sākums šķita daudzsološs ar kāda mistika un šķietami ļoti spēcīga spēka atbrīvošanos, bet nejutu, ka pilnībā būtu izmantots šis stāsta virziens.

Toties sižeta līnija ar zinātnieku ģimeni un bērniem vispār vairāk haotisks kā kaut kas cits. Kā arī tēlu skaits drusku par daudz.


The idea about Universe being divided into zones that have major impact on civilisations and their development not only on their own planet but also galactically. If not some cool alien races then it would be almost the only pluses to this book.

The beginning seemed to be promising with some mysterious and powerful force being released but I didn’t felt that this part of the story would be exploited enough.

In addition the story line with family of scientists and their kids was a bit chaotic than anything else. Also he amount of characters were a bit too much.

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