“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

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Lists with This Book. David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world-known author. Jul 16, Ben Babcock rated it liked it Shelves: His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, brij and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web. The romantic subplot between the two had me groaning and rolling my eyes more than once. He stopped at the rail for a moment to appreciate the colors of the sunset and the brjn of the sea. He is enjoying his current job on Earth at the Center for Uplift working with uplifted dolphins, testing their IQs and ability to work with mechanized tools.

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The technology was outstanding, though, and the amount of real science that went into describing the sun and the various ship systems, etc. They’re peoplea people with a beautiful dream.

And I’ll take one of those sandwiches now, too, if you’ll let me clean up. The machine ripped out of the water. 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.


In the hands of a better author, the Uplift universe background has so much potential.

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Other books in the series. Jacob’s bushy eyebrows knotted together as he looked down at the message. Cover of Bantam Books paperback edition. While not all characters are as deep as they could be, they all contribute to the story, though the alien characters, while unique in their own right, often feel paint-by-numbers in their depiction.

I’d like to stretch out for a little while, and then go down and visit with our girl. In assessing the current state of affairs, Brin divulges a barrage of ways and means of monitoring electronic transmissions. Brin is notably far too fond of the exclamation point among other clunkers. With each leap Makakai grew more daring, performing twists and pirouettes during the long seconds before they struck the water.

Events here are mentioned briefly in the following books, but brinn basically irrelevant. SinceDavid Brin has maintained a blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future — themes his science fiction and nonfiction writings continue to explore. There’s no record of humans with the great I’d heard a lot about this book, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.

It’s not a space opera, more of a space whodunnit–the protagonist and the reader are constantly trying to figure out what’s actually happening as the intrigue rises. It’s setting has humanity uplifting some other earth species chimps, dolphins, etc Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history.

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While they are leaving, they discover that one of Culla’s dietary supplements is a dye used in tunable lasers. One of sundier is a being a bad alien Makakai greeted him with a trinary poem too quick to catch, but it sounded amiably nasty.

They just act, especially the aliens, who conform to the species-stereotypes that Brin creates for them: A team composed of humans and a few more races of aliens starts an expedition to discover a new race which lives in the sun’s chromosphere. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Goodreads community review ” In this example, humans are technologically outclassed by every other space-faring species in the galaxy but are superior because their intelligence evolved naturally instead of being the result of genetic manipulation by an older sp This is science fiction from and is therefore not obsessed with: Jacob, despite birn mental malady, is not a very interesting protagonist.

It is the first book of his Uplift trilogyfollowed by Startide Rising in I liked the aliens and the general mystery plot, but it was the other world-building details that stood out for me: Here are some of the covers of the foreign and foreign-language publications.

It was also extremely nice having read the later Uplift novels to get a look at Earth and its history and here again Brin presents us with some wonderfully drawn ideas of how people might react to the discovery of galactic civilization. It’s hard to shake the feeling that she’s being persistently belittled by the story.