Books A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge Paperback, 400 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $14.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Fire Upon The DeepAuthorVernor Vinge Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Set in a far-future where space has been portioned into "regions of thought," a human expedition to an ancient data archive unleashes the Blight, a superintelligent entity capable of destroying thousands of worlds. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Vernor Vinge Rainbows End Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about A Fire Upon The Deep Opinion 100 Best Books Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.