8 edition of SUNDIVER (Uplift Trilogy) found in the catalog.
January 1, 1985 by Bantam .
Written in English
|Series||The Uplift Saga, Part I|
|The Physical Object|
|Format||Mass Market Paperback|
A Kanten? Events here are mentioned briefly in the following books, but are basically irrelevant. And to top everything off he makes a point of tying off each book 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. On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci-Fi award. She's not entirely without agency in the story, but she's much closer to a damsel in distress than the independent character Brin appeared to be trying for. Along the way they encounter a hidden planet which has been inhabited by six races which have illegally settled and dropped out of the civilization of the Five Galaxies.
He could see her tiny eye behind a plastic window as her Waldo-machine twisted before slicing into the water. Patron status can be lost due to extermination, or gross crimes against the galactic civilization. The inevitable romance is all about Helene's attractiveness and ability to listen to Jacob, her logic is described as unscientific, and I got more and more annoyed by her portrayal as the book went along. Gal Five: Grunts and growls. The water was exceptionally clear today. I originally picked up "Sundiver" because the sequel, "Startide Rising"won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and the third book in the series, "The Uplift War"won the Hugo Award.
Other intergalactic institutes regulate the uplift of sapient species, navigation, warfare, etc. Skin or Shirt? When the time was right, he arched and kicked again. Jacob reminded me of a mix between a Larry Niven short story protagonist, working through the practical impact of a physics puzzle, and Isaac Asimov's Elijah Baley.
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Gal Eight: Hoots and honks. The rest of The Uplift Saga is better — do yourself a favour and skip Sundiver!
And there's a host of secondary mysteries mixed up in this larger one. When Jacob arrives on Mercury however, matters start to spiral out of control as the Sundiver project is plagued by technical failures, murderous sabotage and ghostly appearances within the sun itself meaning Jacob must take up his old investigative skills, finding love and battling his own inner demons along the way.
What complicates matters from the perspective of galactic politics is the eons old galactic library has no record of stellar life, and to have that life discovered by the upstart humans is definitely not something that sits well with more conservative elements.
Our hero is an oddball I never came to love. See more On two separate occasions, I attempted to read "Sundiver," the first book in the Uplift Saga.
The ship's records are recovered, showing that Culla used his laser sight to discredit Bubbacub, as part of a campaign to free his species from its client status, and then to sabotage the ship when he was discovered to prevent the Pila from finding out. Pretty, well endowed, and with long black hair, the young biologist wore next to nothing very well.
Fagin reminded him of an ancient Mandarin, as much for the fluting quality of his accent as for the convoluted protocol he used with even his closest human friends. Potentially more problematic is that almost every sapient species in the galaxy is obsessed with the question of which species uplifted which other species.
Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. Reception[ edit ] Greg Costikyan reviewed Sundiver in Ares Magazine 3 and commented that "Sundiver is thought-provoking, tightly-plotted, and readable.
I'll be honest: I'm incredibly biased toward the Humans Are Special camp and hope we evolved on our own. Just to be fair, I have to whistle in trinary to make mine work.
Something had to be done. The warfarin side-plot was Most notably, EarthClan utilizes calculuswhich is unknown and mistrusted by galactic society.
It took me a while to get into this book. There are apparently three forms: the "toroids" which appear to be similar to cattle and live off of the magnetic fields in the chromosphere, a relatively fluid, apparently intelligent variety, and a threatening, anthropomorphic figure that avoids the side of the sunship where the instruments are located.
Given that Jacob is less than likable, the rather arbitrary romance also failed in the purpose of helping Jacob over the death of his wife and letting us feel glad for him, which again is not what I would expect of Brin since unlike many hard sf writers he usually writes extremely realistic and genuinely well-developed romantic encounters.
While there are some twists in the inter-alien politics, one never gets a sense of the aliens as varied and complex societies in their own right. Other clans of aliens [ edit ] The Jophur[ edit ] The Jophur are a fictional extraterrestrial race in the Uplift Universe.
They eventually make contact with the other orders of life.SUNDIVER. 1K likes.
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Apr 19, · Sundiver (Book): Brin, David: 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 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? And if so, why did they abandon us? Circling. Any softcover book which is at least " (or 19 cm) tall, or at least " ( cm) wide/deep. omni View all covers for Sundiver (logged in users can change User Preferences to.
David Brin was one of the authors who inspired me to get my Ph. D. in Physics. 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)/5.
The Paperback of the Sundiver (Uplift Series #1) by David Brin at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! David Brin is a scientist and the bestselling author of Sundiver, The Uplift War, Startide Rising, but I purchased this book because it kept coming up in lists of recommended sci fi /5(49).