Vernor Vinge Writing Styles in A Deepness in the Sky

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Point of View

The story is presented from an omniscient perspective, which is the only option available considering the vast cast of characters and the fact that action occurs in several places. This means that the reader has access to various perspectives which is necessary for full understanding. An example of this is seen when Jimmy Diem's crew goes aboard the ship named "Treasure." Their goal is to rescue members of their own race whom they have been lead to believe are just being held captive. However, when Diem arrives, they find the people are all dead. They don't have time to share that information before the ship is destroyed but the reader knows the truth, which is important to the suspense of the story. In some cases, information is provided through the perspective of a particular character. This is seen with the explanation of "focus." Ezr and the...

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