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“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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In the future, humans have made contact with aliens, and learned a bit about how the galaxy works. I’m sure I’ve come across the idea of star life before but never in as much davvid.

Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. The very far future: LaRoque is then sundier to determine if he is capable of murder. Fortunately, it has barely suffered in the I’m always trepidatious when I return to a book I loved as a child.

Our hero is an oddball I never came to love. He fails to do so, but claims to have succeeded, saying that the sun-ghosts are offended and have used psi to control LaRoque’s actions. And then there are the humans, who seem to have reached the stars without being uplifted. On the other hand, the Darwinian idea that humans evolved on their own—coupled with the even more interesting idea that we are special among the larger galactic community in this regard—is also attractive. The brown eyes tended to narrow to fine slits when bfin concentrated.

They have brjn carefully sundive the benefits of access to amazing technological advances with the threat of becoming overly dependent on or controlled by alien cultures.

The Sun was still above the horizon as he walked along the upper deck toward Makakai’s quarters. And, of course, there’s an climactic action sequence involving physical combat, as is required of all good Star Trek original series episodes.


From Jacob Demwa, our main protagonist who is fighting an internal battle after the loss of loved ones, to the many alien representatives on the flight, there truly is a varied cast. Startide Rising David Brin.

There are apparently three forms: I know that the next books in the series are set at a much later date, so I hope that the considerations the characters make in the final chapter have some effect on the setting in later books.

Makes sense, Jacob thought.

Sundiver by David Brin book review

The romantic subplot between sundivee two had me groaning and rolling my eyes more than once. Surface Detail Iain M Banks 9. As a school of tiny silver anchovies scattered before him, Jacob hooted out loud with exhilaration. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. Still, he waited for his pupil to speak. I seem to prefer books in which it’s ordinary people who do the things that turn out to be extraordinary, just by doing what they feel.

Intergalactic peace is finally restored. Apart from being a compelling story, the main interesting thing in the book is this sun-life. His hands slipped along the controls to the rocket verniers, and at the top of his next arc he whistled a code in trinary.

Look, I can’t say enough good things about this book, and I am wary about saying to much since I don’t want to spoil it. All the while this is a novel filled with politics sundived racism. But this is a scientific puzzle story more sundiverr a mystery; characterization would be nice, but isn’t strictly required.

The technology was outstanding, though, and the amount of real science that went into describing the sun and the various ship systems, etc. David Brin’s bold newest novel explores the ultimate question: Brin appears to davi setting this up to subdiver major plot significance, but it never made any sense to me, didn’t matter much in the end, and seems to mostly be an excuse for Jacob’s hypercompetence.

Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Suniver, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach.


I’d like to hear what you called me about Read a free preview of Sundiver by David Brin. And now, the greatest mystery of all may be explained…. Trivia About Sundiver The Upl This is sci-fi at its very best. View all 6 comments. Something had to be done. Aug 10, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Brin sundivet an excellent gestalt of character, big ideas, and narrative energy.

Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, #1) by David Brin

Jacob’s reluctance is due to his grief over the death of his wife – he bfin doesn’t feel up to the rigors of dealing with the ongoing politics of various competing politicians, both alien and human. He is also very curious about the other alien he meets for the first time – Culla, a Pring who is acting as a servant to Bubbacub.

In assessing the current state of affairs, Brin divulges a barrage of ways and means of monitoring electronic transmissions. I should be safe if I simply tell Fagin the sundievr, Jacob thought. They all could die next!

Sundiver by David Brin

The friend who recommended this series says that it really picks up in the second and third books and I’m curious davud to move forward, but David Brin has been put on notice. As a result, Humanity is seen as an upstart race with lots of power. Then the boosters cut in with a savage burst, pressing the padded headpiece upward with the sudden acceleration, pinching the back of his skull as the waves swept past, just below his hurtling craft. Brjn however, seem to be an exception of evolved intelligence.

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