No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in history--a journey... show more
No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in history--a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 21st 2010
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
Series: The Uplift Saga (#1)
Series: Uplift #1 I read the two books that come after this one in the series a few years ago and I liked them, so I was looking for some background on that word but I think this one went further back than I'd like. Earth has encountered the various races of aliens that have a tradition of "uplift...
The Earth has been brought into the galactic fold, but finds itself a pariah because of its dubious pedigree. All the other races in the galaxy have achieved sentience through uplift by older and wiser species. Or so the galactics' propaganda maintains. Common wisdom dictates that it would be imposs...
This book is both a sci-fi and murder mystery in one. While it took a little work to get through the first few pages which set up the story line, I was engrossed from that point on. As the story starts, humanity has just joined a galactic civilization where there is a pecking order to each species b...
Series: The Uplift Saga #1 Publisher: Bantam Spectra (2010 - first edition 1980) Genre(s): Science Fiction Edition read was the following: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...I'll do a proper review later on, maybe, but I am disappointed in this first installment. The premise is amazing: Human...
This is the first book in the The Uplift War series. It took me a while to get into this book. The characters, particularly the protagonist and main point of view character, Jacob Demwa, are likeable. I liked his love interest, Helene De Silva, too. But I can't say Brin's characters strike me as com...