“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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It streaked upward and, just before it hit the surface, he heard Makakai’s voice shrilly taunt: A hundred experts, some more qualified in porp-psych than he, were waiting to step in. In all the universe, no species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a brni — except perhaps mankind.
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We won’t need trinary to discuss the weather, or Aborigine-pidgin to talk philosophy. A team composed of humans and a few more races of aliens starts an expedition t Mr.
Lear’s Daughters Marjorie B Kellogg 9. On the other hand, the Darwinia First read October 17, As a school of tiny silver anchovies scattered before him, Jacob hooted out loud with exhilaration.
I’m going to have to call somebody. But Brin doesn’t take any sure stance, at least not in Sundiver. I’ve already bought all six books in this series, so I’m going to read them all. You want more than that. An illustrated companion to the series, Contacting Aliens: The one that wasn’t uplifted were the progenitors, the dagid race to make it to the stars.
Brin goes through an astonishing number of fascinating ideas and concepts, but leaves them for the reader to peruse or discard. Al the other characters in this book are diminutive to Jacob.
A good start to a better series. It’s been a while, but I remember this as a nice science fiction exploration story mixed with a mystery, as if Agatha Christie had put on of her many mansion murders inside the Sun. He swore and kicked twice to straighten out.
Review: Sundiver by David Brin
One can almost sense his smirk going through this first book: This has, of course, sent the universal bureaucracy into a tizzy, just as much as finally making first contact with aliens has riven humankind.
As I said — the concept for the series is excellent. Idea of Progenitors is intriguing,but everything else is rather clumsy mix of crime,space opera and hard SF. The aliens suffer from the standard alien characterization problem: The setting throws up some interesting concepts and ideas — the galactic library that has details of all technologies and discoveries that all races share; the arrangement given to races regarding the planets they live on; the relationship between parent and client races after they have been uplifted.
Especially one that looks like a giant broccoli sprout and talks like a Minister of Protocol! I’ve read a lot of sci-fi since then, including the next two Uplift books, and I’m revising my rating down to 4 stars. Despite seemingly a unique history Jacob is simply not an appealing character. Dec 07, Flint rated it really liked it Shelves: This was dsvid re-read; I’ve read brun first Uplift series before and Startide Rising separately before thatbut not in many years, and I wanted to re-read them and review them.
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Sundiver by David Brin
Merely having a couple of “good ones” doesn’t suffice. The idea of Uplift, in which species come to be intelligent only through breeding and aundiver engineering humanity being an anomalous exception, and therefore a threat to the galactic elitesis an intriguing one not yet run aground as it is in later books.
Starburst ” Otherness is a multi-faceted book with a surplus of ideas. The other characters are a bit better, but not by much. And This book is about a galactic civilization where only ones species has ever traveled to the stars without being “uplifted,” or genetically engineered by another more advanced species.
In assessing the current state of affairs, Brin divulges a barrage of ways and means of monitoring electronic transmissions.
We don’t see an agent of it until the very end of the book.