'A Fire Upon the Deep' Is Mind-Blowing Space Opera

‘A Fire Upon the Deep’ Is Mind-Blowing Space Opera

Vernor Vinge’s 1992 novel A Fire Upon the Deep is a treat for fans of galaxy-spanning adventure. Science fiction author Mercurio D. Rivera was particularly impressed by the book’s portrayal of the Tines, a race of doglike aliens. “What stood out in my mind when I read the book 25 years ago was the Tines, …

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