Children of the Sky

Vernor Vinge

2011

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This is the third book in a four book series.

The Blight has been destroyed by the countermeasure deployed by Pham Nuwen.  But the fleet sent by the Blight has not.  Now stranded in the slow zone and unable to use faster than light travel, they are effectively frozen in space 30 light years  from the Tines world.  But eventually, using sub light travel, they will arrive.

Ten years on, Ravna Bergsndot has been awakening the rest of the children on board the star ship from High Lab.  Also she has been working to bring the Tines world up to a technological level where they will be able to deal with the Blight’s fleet when it arrives.

But treachery and hunger for power have not left this world since the humans arrived.  Human and Tine alike have aspirations that threaten to derail all that Ravna has worked for.

Mean while the zones of thought have become unstable since the use of the countermeasure, shifting without warning.  Meaning the fleet could arrive far sooner than expected.

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