A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

A Fire Upon the Deep

Zones of Thought #1

Vernor Vinge

624 pages first pub 1992 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced

Description

A Hugo award-winning Novel "Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today." --David BrinThousands 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 supe...

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Moods

adventurous 95%
tense 50%
challenging 46%
mysterious 41%
dark 19%
reflective 15%
emotional 13%
hopeful 12%
inspiring 10%
sad 4%
funny 3%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 31%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 51% | A mix: 43% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 54% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 20%

Average rating

4.05

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