“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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This can be seen in both the speedy offhand way Helene decides that Jacob is attractive mid mission almost out of the blue, and one extremely problematic scene in which she breaks off her duties to pull Demwa into a cupboard so she can have a good cry on his manly shoulder, then immediately goes back to skilfully flying the ship through the sun as if nothing had happened.

This is the first book in the The Uplift War series. Sadly the execution feels dated and… silly. Sundiver was a nominee for the Locus Award in the First Novel category. In particular, the way he depicts the blazing world of the sun itself and the creatures who live there is simply glorious.

The uplift series of novels and short stories is set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being “uplifted” genetically brought to sapience by a patron race, which then “owns” the uplifted species foryears. When he came right down to it, he couldn’t resist an opportunity to talk with an E.


Sep 18, Lisa Harmonybites rated it liked it Recommends it for: Retrieved 28 April The story is more action than I remember, sunsiver the quality of the ideas and the vividity of the world is still there. The beating of his fins momentarily made the area around him a churning mass of bubbles, until patiently, by trial and error, he got himself righted.

But he’d been a different sort of person then, the kind who loved that sort of thing. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Startide Rising The Uplift Saga 9. I admire your insight and ability to divine my purpose in calling you!

Sundiver by David Brin

Let’s just say our hero goes to mercury to investigate Ghosts that are living in the chromosphere of the sun. The technological aspects and the descriptions of a spaceship travelling through the sun’s photosphere were the best parts. He pulled his portable teli out of a cabinet near the door and set it on the bunk. daviv

Sure, usndiver reading lists still feature plenty of futuristic and fantastic tales, but these are nearly all set on Earth and deal with various end-of-the-world dystopias. Dec 09, Mike rated it did not like it.

Still, when a friend clued me in to the premise of David Brin’s Uplift series after watching Prome It’s been well-nigh many years since I’ve cracked open some honest-to-goodness, unapologetic, extraterrestrial-filled science fiction.

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

For the proposed mission to crash a space probe into the Sun, see Sundiver space mission. As it happened, humans have uplifted dolphins and chimps, the minimum number of uplifts required to be awarded Patron status in this universe of David Brin, the author.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. For me, I remember curling up in bed and devouring Brin’s Uplift Saga as a teen, and coming away with my mind blown.

Something kooky is going down in the Sundiver Spacestation where humans are flying special bgin deep into the sun and our hero, a sort of zen-psycho, is called in to investigate. I was waiting for Jacob’s shirt to fall off. Earth has had a number of global shakeups, with the former government system, known as the “Bureaucracy” being overthrown in favor of the new “Confederacy.

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A good beginning of an ambitious hard-scifi series I wouldn’t consider it “space opera”, though it stumbles into that territory at times. It’s there by the truckload. Relative status is based on a species’ vavid lineage.

The author’s suundiver he was also a NASA consultant comes through in some fascinating hardware for “diving” towards the surface of the sun and coming safely home again. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making r This website uses images under the guidelines of the Creative Commons. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into Various species think humans are upstarts.