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I really ought to know better by now. It doesn't matter whether an award is given out by fans or by peers, critics or the general public, whether the criteria is ostensibly "best"... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Geoffrey Dow
This book was well written, with interesting plot lines and characters. It blends computer sci, internet, space wars, feudal society, and aliens together in a fast moving, well... Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2004 by "danason2"
I tried very hard to like A Fire Upon the Deep. The reviews for it are stellar, and it did won a Hugo. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Daniel Roy
It's a good read, much better than his "A Deepness in the Sky". It takes a while to get into the characters, especially the "Tines", but the concept of a... Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by D. C Smith
I don't remember why I picked up this book in my library...but I did...and it was certainly worth it. The characters are well drawn... Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2003 by themarsman
This was a great book. The writing was clear, which I found surprising considering the size of the novel. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003 by C.W.
Vernor Vinge created a fascinating universe, then filled it with a top-notch story. This novel was a Hugo Award winner, and it's hard to disagree with the selection committee's... Read morePublished on July 30 2003 by Craig MACKINNON
Vinge is probably best-known today for his early exploration into the idea of a technological "singularity". Read morePublished on July 16 2003 by Jack Boyce