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A Deeper Sea Hardcover – November 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co (November 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688111130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688111137
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,625,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alexander Jablokov writes science fiction for readers who won't give up literate writing or vivid characters to get the thrills they demand. He is a natural transition for non-SF readers interested in taking a stroll with a dangerous AI or a neurosurgeon/jazz musician turned detective, while still giving hardcore SF fans speculative flash, incomprehensible aliens, and kitchen appliances with insect wing cases.

From his well-regarded first novel, Carve the Sky, an interplanetary espionage novel set in a culturally complex 25th century, through the obscenely articulate dolphins with military modifications of a Deeper Sea, the hardboiled post-cyberpunk of Nimbus, the subterranean Martian repression of River of Dust, and the perverse space opera of Deepdrive, he has come to Brain Thief, a contemporary high-tech thriller with a class clown attitude.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
A Deeper Sea has been unfairly criticized, I think, because reviewers were looking at it mainly as hard science fiction. And, certainly, the hard SF elements are there. This book includes plenty of scientifically credible portrayals of marine mammal communication, underwater and space exploration, and so on. And it's humorous that the dolphins, whom we tend to sentimentalize, turn out to be SOBs when they start talking.
But the real focus of this book is the main character's spiritual journey, as he is gradually transformed by guilt and self-punishment. There is much meditation on the nature of god (in the generic sense) and human responsibility toward the divine. Though it's been a few years since I read Dostoyevski's Crime and Punishment, I think A Deeper Sea has much the same agenda. It's probably not a coincidence that the main character is a Russian, of the gloomy and philosophical variety.
Those who enjoy a strong character study and the pleasures of philosophy will find this unusual book a rewarding read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H.L. Mencken on January 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
Alexander Jablokov's account of man's first contact with Dolphin's, A Deeper Sea refuses to stick to any fomula, repeatedly taking the novel in unexpected directions and refusing to romanticize anything, especially his Dolphin's. A Deeper Sea is a quirky, intelligent novel, full of surprises.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 1998
Format: Paperback
This was a very interesting book. Jablakov does a wonderful job in a futuristic story about the interactions of Dolphins, Whales, Humans, and the God that is waited for. A definate page turner, worth the wait of finding an out of print copy.
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