“The Uplift books are as compulsive reading as anything ever published in the genre.”—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction In all the universe, no species has . Sundiver by David Brin. Sundiver book cover. logo logo. Rating / Murder on the chromosphere of the sun. Free preview. Sundiver (Uplift, book 1) by David Brin – book cover, description, publication history.

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Sundiver by David Brin

I will amplify any action you make, but if you want the rockets to cut in, you’ll have to give the command in English. Brin’s non-fiction book, The Transparent Society: The same cannot be said of Sundiver.

See for yourselfand if you like — subscribe for more. View all 3 comments. As such these stories became imprinted on my memory as the soundtrack to the happiest period in my life so far.

As it happened, humans have uplifted dolphins and chimps, the minimum number of uplifts required to be awarded Patron status in this universe of David Brin, the author. Sundiver The Uplift Saga 8. An old friend of his, the cheerful and polite Fagin, a member of the brjn like Kantin race requests Jacob to join him on Mercury and assist with the Sundiver project.

Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. The Uplift series is set in a heavily populated galaxy with a multitude of alien races. You want more than that. Which sounds pretty good until you start reading. Besides, this does a disservice to the human characters, who by default are generally uncomplicatedly heroic.

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The author builds him up as a world-weary, zen, super scientist, martial-artist with a Mr.

And to top everything off he makes a point of tying off each nrin with an epic space battle, punctuated with a stunt humans come up with that surprises or angers their alien counterparts for sheer boldness and audacity. Jacob Demwa is a scientific investigator working with the uplift of Neo Dolphins as he mourns the loss of his wife.

The meeting will be held this Thursday, at the Visitors Center in Ensenada, at eleven o’clock. Almost immediately, the latent question is: Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. Brin is not a bad writer sundived this is a bad and boring novel.

And if so, why did they abandon us? This is Brin at the beginning of his career. As for this one, while there is a story here that is of interest, and an epic concept, I think Mr. And, of course, there’s an climactic action sequence involving physical combat, as is required of all good Star Trek original series episodes.

Some readers thought the tech was old, but I think I should mention the TV show ‘Star Trek’ was first shown inand the first men walked on the moon in The characters, particularly the protagonist and main point of view character, Jacob Demwa, are likeable. And of course the basic idea of uplift is pretty cool, from raunchy dolphins to wisecracking chimpanzees. Do not enter if you want a standard “Party” line!

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Sundiver by David Brin – SFFWorld

Sunlight flashed like a missile in his left window, its glare drowning the dim glow of his tiny instrument panel. And before reaching the galactic civilization they have a uplifted two other races from earth: What exactly is going on, both scientifically and politically, remains unclear for nearly the entire book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But since the 2nd part won two major prizes and I’m curious for whatI guess I will give this series another try someday. This is also a very quick read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m always trepidatious when I return to a book I loved as a child.

His first book, ‘Sundiver’ is a very smartly-paced and -wriiten sci-fi mystery, with aliens that really are ALIEN, a very believable hero, and science that isn’t ‘skience’ science made to work for the world of the book. There are some quite likable if slightly under used secondary characters, the interplay of its various human and alien political factions and above all some wonderfully alien aliens and gorgeously described landscapes.