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The Children of the Sky Audiobook

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Written by Vernor Vinge

Narrated by Oliver Wyman

Published on October 11, 2011

Audio is 4570 hours

About The Children of the Sky:

After nearly twenty years, Vernor Vinge has produced an enthralling sequel to his memorable bestselling novel A Fire Upon the Deep, the third in the Zones of Thought series.

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.
On a world of fascinating wonders and terrifying dangers, Vernor Vinge has created a powerful novel of adventure and discovery that will entrance the many readers of A Fire Upon the Deep. Filled with the inventiveness, excitement, and human drama that have become hallmarks of his work, this new novel is sure to become another great milestone in Vinge’s already stellar career.

Children of the Sky is one of Library Journal’s Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011

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Vernor Vinge has won five Hugo Awards, two of them in the Zones of Thought series: A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Known for his rigorous hard-science approach to science fiction, his novella “True Names” is considered a seminal, visionary work of Internet fiction. His many books also include Marooned in Realtime, Rainbows End and The Peace War.

Oliver Wyman has appeared on stage, film, and television. His narration has won many awards, including five Audie Audie Awards from the Audio Publisher’s Association, fourteen Earphone Awards from AudioFile Magazine, and two Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly.

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“Imagine bootstrapping a fallen civilization into transcendence using nothing but a collection of hive-mind Machiavellis, a crippled hyperadvanced spaceship, and a pack of surly, scheming orphaned adolescents. Oh, and then there’s the vengeful god ramscooping itself to relativistic speeds a mere thirty light years away. Vinge’s explosive imagination and deft storytelling make epics sail past like hummingbirds–you’ll steal daytime moments to read more, and lie awake at night contemplating what you’ve read.” —Cory Doctorow, bestselling and award-winning author of Little Brother

“Vernor Vinge’s stories and novels have always surprised and entertained me, and The Children of the Sky carries on that grand tradition!” —Greg Bear, bestselling author of Hull Zero Three

“No one has ever crafted a more complex, fascinating, and strangely realistic alien race than Vernor Vinge’s marvelous Tines.” —David Brin, bestselling author of The Postman and Startide Rising

“This is big-scale science fiction at its best.” —The Denver Post on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

“With uninterrupted pacing, suspense without contrivance, and deftly drawn aliens who can be pleasantly comical without becoming cute, Vinge offers heart-pounding, mind-expanding science fiction at its best.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

“There are not too many novels that leave this reader screaming violently for more. Vernor Vinge’s has done so.” —Locus on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

“When I was young and had to write my address in a school notebook, I would begin with my street and apartment number and then go on through city, county, state, country and continent in a litany of ever more grandiose place names that did not end until I reached ‘Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe.’ In those days, it thrilled me that my small corner of the Bronx was just one part of the vastness I could see in the sky at night. This is the feeling I got from reading A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge.” —New York Times Book Review on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

“No summary can do justice to the depth and conviction of Vinge’s ideas. The overall concept astonishes; the aliens are developed with memorable skill and insight; the plot twists and turns with unputdownable tension. A masterpiece of universe-building.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

“Though Vinge’s galaxy is huger than one can begin to grasp, it is, at the same time, entirely seeable in the mind’s eye. To find out how he does this trick, how he has managed to create a setting intimate enough to hold a single tale and big enough to tell a thousand, just read the book.” —John Clute, Interzone on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

The Children of the Sky was published on October 11, 2011.

The The Children of the Sky Audiobook is 4570 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in The Children of the Sky

The Children of the Sky includes the following subjects: Science Fiction / Space Exploration. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Science Fiction, Hard Science Fiction.

About the Author(s) of The Children of the Sky

The author of The Children of the Sky is Vernor Vinge.

About the Narrator of The Children of the Sky Audiobook

The narrator for the The Children of the Sky Audiobook is Oliver Wyman.

The Children of the Sky Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427212465. The ISBN-13 is 9781427212467.

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