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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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And why did one little hologram of you, beamed home to Earth, make half the patron-lines in the galaxy go crazy? Finally she howled and found relief. And it is really rough to read on a sentence-by-sentence level: He wants both of us up on the bridge, I suppose so the fins can see us and know their human patrons are nearby.

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The ETs were gone. Publisher’s Weekly “One of the outstanding SF novels of recent years. After a moment, she bent forward to retrieve the egg she had laid.

It pleased him to save Keepiru’s life by physically punishing him for weeks of humiliation. There hadn’t even been multi-cellular creatures on Earth when this thing had lived and breathed and flown spaceships.

Brin, however, is nowhere near as simplistic as that. The acute resentment of Keepiru’s goading was replaced by the more persistent, hollow worry that he might never leave the water world of Kithrup and see home. For all of his frequent unreliability outside the bridge, Keepiru was their best pilot. Trees and shrubs which had withstood the earlier assaults shook under this attack. The rituals are what makes us the appropriate vessels for the will of the ancients!


Urban Developer Magazine named him one of four World’s Best Futuristsand he was cited as one rissing the top 10 writers the AI elite follow. Well, if Rrising Brin is any kind of example, you wtartide it rather poorly, and then you win every major genre award for it.

Nov 23, Mark rated it did not like it. Brin’s non-fiction book, The Transparent Society: When you’ve found it, put on a breather. They were deep, and the wave passed with surprising quickness. This is the second Uplift novel I read, the first being Sundiver, and while I love the concept and the universe of Uplift, concept alone is not enough to keep my interest f I just couldn’t get into this enough to merit me reading over a hundred pages more to get to the conclusion.

Startide Rising by David Brin book review

It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. Those rules were set up so humans and chimps and fins will act in just the right way when Galactics are around. It slammed the sled over, and kept it tumbling amid a roar that sounded like a house caving in. Back in the 80s, I’ve read huge amounts of books, but missed this one.

Existence, his latest novel, strtide an unusual scenario for first contact. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Without the vocal stutters, it’s hard to tell starhide ‘fins from the humans. Toshio clutched the controls desperately.

Feb 24, Tam G rated it liked it Shelves: Things get pretty dicey for everyone. I don’t know when I’ll have another chance. All of the details about how a mixed aquatic and non-aquatic crew could live and function on the same ship were fascinating, I also really liked the communication difficulties. Most of the dolphins and the other humans love them and the dolphins believe that they are really the ones in charge, despite being told no.

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Sfartide, 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. Takes awhile to really get into the full story so if you don’t like the characters or situations wtartide it’s startidd to put down early on.

K’tha-Jon was only a bosun, and not expected to be as refined as Takkata-Jim. Toshio was five meters below the surface when the sonic boom hit. Toshio had dreamt ships of every variety, including those of the sgartide Galactic patron races, which he had hoped one day to see. The book’s plot in general is beautifully executed, but at times runs at a rather odd pace. The sled finally sank, but starride the last instant Toshio and Keepiru saw a hurtling battle of giants.

Almost, Toshio forgot his shame. View all stqrtide comments. Like all things we love tising Good has a flip side which annoys us. If you enjoy the site please consider a small donation towards the cost of the upkeep and development of SFBook. Despite all sorts of intrigues, dangers, mysteries some of which were all too guessable and adventures, by the end of the book we are not one whit more enlightened about the initiating McGuffin than we were on page one, which is a frustration.

Good plot, flat characters, not as good as the previous effort – this strongly suggests at least some of the awards were more for the author or the first book than this one.