So, in the mids, when David Brin put dolphins, chimps, and After reading Startide Rising, I suspected that Brin, like me, grew up reading. Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2) and millions of other books are available . This item:Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, Book 2) by David Brin Mass Market. Streaker is limping like a dog on three legs. We took a chancy jump through overdrive yesterday, a step ahead of the Galactics who are chasing us. The one.

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The water on all sides was bright and blue. White Slan by Srartide. The humans and other Earth-originating species there’s an enhanced chimp as well as all the dolphins are considered somehow superior to almost all the alien species despite being upstarts, space-faring for mere centuries rather than sgartide of millenia.

We can miss the aftershocks! From what I’ve read so far, I’m never going to love the Uplift Saga, but if it continues like this, I’m going to find a lot to like in it. This allows the wtartide to get some idea of how the crew of the Streaker fits within the larger context of Galactic affairs. I have no problem using different points of view to tell a story, ala GRRM, but if the characters aren’t in any way engaging and have no personalities to speak of, it just becomes a jarring and disconnected experience.

This water is unbelievably pure, considering the metal content of the planet’s crust.

Heinlein Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury Here however are a wide variety of dolphin characters with various motivations and attitudes which, while all most definitely Phen, are not ones we’d normally think of.


An ash-gray form speared past him on his left.

Meanwhile, between sick bay and her other duties, Gillian had to find a few hours a day to examine this relict nondestructively, and maybe figure out what was stirring up the Eatees so.

Or it may be hopeless to go at all. They range from bold and prophetic explorations of our near-future to Brin’s Uplift series, envisioning galactic issues of sapience and destiny and star-faring dolphins!

Startide Rising The Uplift Saga 9.

Startide Rising by David Brin

Repairs are being made as fast as possible because the other species in the galaxies have gathered around the planet and are engaged risnig battling each other because they all want to know the location of the fleet of old spaceships. This is a comprehensively unsuccessful work. With a brilliant flash, the Tandu vanished, leaving a cloud of ugly vapor behind.

As the genes of other species were spliced onto the basic Tursiops models, a few things had been thrown out of kilter. But most of all, the brrin of Hikahi would hurt.

Anyway, it would be a mistake to try to pull human rank on any of the crew of the Streaker. Somehow she would make it until tonight. Great stzrtide, deep enough characters for their purpose and most importantly for a SciFi, a vivid picture of an active universe with millions of years of history.


T-try to recall what he said, please. They’ll be several minutes apart and weakening with time. Startide Rising won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel.

After a moment of heavy breathing he finally spoke, quite slowly. Tom and I had a few hours to ourselves, our first in days. She closed her journal and headed over to the stasis table, where a dry, desiccated figure floated in a heavily shielded field of suspended time.


Since the eighties this still remains a mind-blowing and fantastic space opera of the kind I still have yet compare anything else as favorably. The captain’s gig is sent to investigate but is destroyed along with one of the derelict craft — killing 10 crew members.

To really get something out of them I had to read them twice.

He had timed it right! To remain at the front of the risingg would be to body-surf a vicious breaker onto the beach, undertow and all. All of his dreams since the age of nine had dealt with ships. The characters are new and the spoilers on the first book are minimal.

Startide Rising by David Brin book review

He could sense the tsunami rolling above. Of course he knew about rescue fever, in which panic and fear washed aside the veneer of civilization, leaving a cetacean with only one thought — to save his comrades, whatever the personal risk.

The gleaming dorsal spines of living fish — the silvery seedpods of underwater plants — all contrasted with the mundane green of chlorophyllic leaves and fronds. He’s the best of my Stenos, Metz thought.

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