By Vernor Vinge
A fireplace Upon the Deep is the massive, breakout booklet that fulfills the promise of Vinge's profession thus far: a gripping story of galactic battle advised on a cosmic scale.
Thousands of years for this reason, many races inhabit a universe the place a mind's strength is dependent upon its situation in house, from superintelligent entities within the go beyond, to the constrained minds of the Unthinking Depths, the place merely easy creatures and expertise can functionality. no one understands what unusual strength partitioned house into those "regions of thought," but if the warring Straumli realm use an historical Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unharness an grand energy that destroys millions of worlds and enslaves all common and synthetic intelligence.
Fleeing the risk, a kinfolk of scientists, together with little ones, are taken captive by means of the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval tradition, and used as pawns in a ruthless strength fight. A rescue challenge, now not completely composed of people, needs to rescue the children-and a mystery which may retailer the remainder of interstellar civilization.
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Ecologically, even. ” He hadn’t seemed to have heard me. ” “It’s a meaningless question,” I’d said, after having thought about it for a moment. “That’s funny, it seemed meaningful to me,” he’d retorted, a little cross. ” He’d waited. ” I’d said. I had spent a few minutes going up various avenues of explanation, only to find each of them a dead end. “Well,” I’d said finally, “I guess I have to invoke the Steelyard. In the absence of a good argument to the contrary, I have to choose the simplest answer.
Well, the extras—” anathem  “The Sæculars,” Tamura corrected me. “The Sæculars know that we exist. They don’t know quite what to make of us. The truth is too complicated for them to keep in their heads. Instead of the truth, they have simplified representations—caricatures—of us. Those come and go, and have done since the days of Thelenes. ” “Spare me the poetry,” said Grandsuur Tamura with a roll of the eyes. There was a lot of tittering, and I had to force myself not to glance in Tulia’s direction.
Each rose a little bit every time the clock was wound. The cube descended once a year to open the Year Gate and the octahedron every ten years to open the Decade Gate, so both of these were now quite close to the tops of their respective tracks. The dodecahedron and the icosahedron did the same for the century and millenium gates respectively. The former was about nine-tenths of the way to the top, the latter about seven-tenths. So just from looking, you could guess it was about 3689. Much higher in the Præsidium, in the upper reaches of the chronochasm—the vast airy space behind the dials, where all of the clock-work came together—was a hermetically sealed stone chamber that contained a sixth weight: a sphere of grey metal that rode up and down on a jack screw.
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, Book 1) by Vernor Vinge