David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no... show more
David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind?The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed in the uncharted water world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles armed rebellion and a hostile planet to safeguard her secret--the fate of the Progenitors, the fabled First Race who seeded wisdom throughout the stars.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 1984
Pages no: 462
Edition language: English
Series: The Uplift Saga (#2)
The starship Streaker, crewed mostly by dolphins, has discovered what may be evidence of the race that started the whole cycle of uplift throughout the galaxy. Several other alien species, intercepting Streaker's message about the discovery to Earth, pursue the ship determined to seize this evidence...
Initial bad prose and slow pace give way to a serviceable space operatic thriller. There's some irony in humanity being portrayed as having left racism behind when the author only mentions the skin colour of one human character. You guessed it - that person is black. This is subtle, unconscious and ...
This review will probably contain spoilers. Read on at your own risk. Tuck Everlasting is one of those books that I've been meaning to read. For 30 years. I've resisted until now because several people told me it was an extremely sad book. I'm not sure what book they were reading. Maybe there's...
For aught I know books should be relaxing and therapeutic in case you are under stress (exclude those of Adolf Hitler and Marquise de Sade). This book was boring. With turtle speed I forced myself to finish it. What can be more boring than talking dolphins? Some of them hate humans. Others love us....
I don't know if I've ever read a book that was both so right, and so very wrong, for cinematic interpretation as Startide Rising.I wrote a full review of the book. I also wrote about Space Dolphins.