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eBook Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy) ePub

by David Brin

  • ISBN: 0553234951
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: David Brin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam (September 1983)
  • ePub book: 1972 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1502 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Startide Rising is a 1983 science fiction novel by American writer David Brin, the second book of six set in his Uplift Universe (preceded by Sundiver and followed by The Uplift War).

Startide Rising is a 1983 science fiction novel by American writer David Brin, the second book of six set in his Uplift Universe (preceded by Sundiver and followed by The Uplift War). It earned both Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel.

Home David Brin Startide Rising. In the end, Creideiki decided to bring us here. As a physician, I dread landing on a planet as insidiously dangerous as this one, but Kithrup is a water world, and our mostly-dolphin crew needs water to be able to move about and repair the ship

Home David Brin Startide Rising. As a physician, I dread landing on a planet as insidiously dangerous as this one, but Kithrup is a water world, and our mostly-dolphin crew needs water to be able to move about and repair the ship. Kithrup is rich in heavy metals, and should have the raw materials we need.

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In STARTIDE RISING the Terran exploration vessel Streaker, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history, has . laugh at my words - but first obey them - Hikahi, Startide Rising.

In STARTIDE RISING the Terran exploration vessel Streaker, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history, has crash-landed on the uncharted world of Kithrup. Startide Rising is one of the books that I remember most fondly, out of all I have read, and rereading it thirty years later proved just as enjoyable as the first time.

Similar books to Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2. David Brin's sci-fi reputation rests most heavily on two books: Sundiver and Startide Rising

David Brin's sci-fi reputation rests most heavily on two books: Sundiver and Startide Rising. They're both set in the same universe, where chains of alien races have been raised to sentience by earlier races since the beginning of Galactic history. Humanity is the only "orphan" race without known Galactic patrons, and this makes our situation perilous. In Startide Rising, an Earth ship piloted by "uplifted" dolphins discovers a fleet of derelict ships in a far corner of the galaxy.

Startide Rising book . David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War-a New York Times bestseller-together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. Do you need to read the first book in the Uplift Trilogy, Sundiver? No, but it's also dope and I think you probably should because Brin is a genius.

Uplift - The process by which older spacefaring races bring new species into Galactic culture, through breeding and genetic engineering.

Startide Rising David Brin Prologue FROM THE JOURNAL OF GILLIAN BASKINStreaker 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 probability coil that had survived the Morgran battle groaned and complained, but finally delivered us here, to the shallow gravity well of a small population-II dwarf star named Kthsemenee. Uplift - The process by which older spacefaring races bring new species into Galactic culture, through breeding and genetic engineering.

Startide Rising The Uplift Saga . The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven's Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time Have yo. . Sundiver The Uplift Saga . The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven's Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time Have you read Startide Rising?

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Are you sure you want to remove Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy) from your list? Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy). Published September 1993 by Spectra Books.

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Comments

Saberdragon Saberdragon
dolphins in space. that's right up there with doctor who's-- dinosaurs, on a spaceship! And as superficially appealing as the concept may be-- avid brin really makes this a plausible scenario. he doesn't just throw them out into space on a whim. he must have started by asking the scientific question: what would be needed, and how would this work. And that is always the greatest starting point for any fascinating story!

i read this book first, of the series- so am probably partial to it. and it can and does stand alone, even though there is a book before it and a book that follows it. Each book is also unique though.

the premise starts with the concept up "uplift" whereby we genetically and biologically modify other species, such as dolphins and chimps- to enhance their intelligence and build human-speech into their evolution. the story goes on to explore the relationship we have with dolphins and delves into other-ness, through a different species that we already know and love. just because we have given dolphins the capacity for speech- does not mean they process language in the same way we do. In fact, the dolphins use poetry and haiku to communicate with us.

this is a touching story about relationships, and the politics around power- whether it is within a ship, a species or intergalactic rivals. I laughed and cried and have reread the books several times. You won't be disappointed.

Teri J. Dluznieski
Dark_Sun Dark_Sun
This is classic "hard" science fiction at its best, combined with a tale of human and dolphin (uplifted Neo Dolphin) respect, cooperation and, sadly, envy and discord, during an interstellar survey that should have been brief but stretches into years of dodging and running. They travel on a small spaceship, "Streaker", that carried them before the story opens to a galaxy far, far away, discovering something that may shake the universe to its foundations--and none of the crew know why they are being pursued by hostile forces. They do know they are under attack, and hide in the deep ocean of a nearly all-water planet, Kithrup, that holds many surprises. Brin is an exciting but leisurely writer, who takes time to let us know the main characters, human, dolphin and a Neo Chimp scientist, their attackers, and the mysterious creatures of Kithrup. Brin's imagining of Neo Dolphin mythology, poetry, humor and a technology that allows them to manipulate with artificial hands is nothing short of stunning, The humans must compromise, too, by living in a highly modified spaceship of water-filled spaces and humidity. If there is a villain it isn't so much the distant alien races who out of their own terror pursue Streaker, but a human scientist who goes too far in his attempt to hurry the uplift of a tribe of dolphins not yet ready, and hides negative evidence until it is too late--and even he is plausible. (Brin, a physicist at MIT, probably based that man's troubled ethics on someone he knows.) The book follows two love stories, of humans Gillian and Tom, and dolphins Creideiki and Hikahi, and the perils that they meet--as well as friendships between humans and dolphins. Tom is a genuine hero, battered but unbowed, who with many others plan a daring, perilous, and personally tragic escape from Kithrup's waters. Read this great novel to find our how, and whether, they planned well enough to succeed!
Swift Summer Swift Summer
Inhabited space is controlled by a billions of years old hierarchy of space-faring races and the highest value is any race of pre-sentient creatures that may be "uplifted" to full sentience, thereby making the race performing this service a "patron". Those on the top of the longest chains of patronage are the most respected and most powerful races. Those on the bottom as "client" races are paying off their "uplifting" by serving for up to 100,000 years as servants of their patrons. Humanity has only joined this society within the past few hundreds of years as a possible "wolfling" race, that has brought itself up by its bootstraps. Most galactic citizens, including many humans, do not believe in the possibility and think humanity must have some ancient patron that has been forgotten in the mists of time. This is the setting of the entire "Uplift" series. An easy to read, yet highly imaginative series. And a rousing good space opera!
Funky Funky
David Brin's sci-fi reputation rests most heavily on two books: Sundiver and Startide Rising. They're both set in the same universe, where chains of alien races have been raised to sentience by earlier races since the beginning of Galactic history. Humanity is the only "orphan" race without known Galactic patrons, and this makes our situation perilous.

In Startide Rising, an Earth ship piloted by "uplifted" dolphins discovers a fleet of derelict ships in a far corner of the galaxy. For some reason, the discovery inflames a dozen of the most warlike and fanatical Galactic races, who chase the ship until it crashes on a poisonous water world called Kithrup. The novel follows the efforts of the Earth crew to survive and escape the Galactics, while providing fascinating glimpses of the Galactic races and how they function.

It's well worth reading.
Celace Celace
Probably one of the best sci-fi books ever. The books AFTER AND BEFORE this book honestly really suck.
BUT this is an ABSOLUTE GEM!
Dolphins in space???!!! Big space battles? I have loaned this book out to many people. Totally different and unique. A lot of Brin's other books are hit and miss. This is definitely the best of his Ive read
Otrytrerl Otrytrerl
David Brin's uplift saga is one of the heaviest influences on my own writing and has since I first found Startide Rising at a book fair in middle school. The pure imagination born of legitimate potential scientific progress- genetically manipulating near-sentient to animals to sentience- has always fascinated me (and made me a little envious if I'm being perfectly honest). This is an absolutely brilliant book and I cannot recommend it more to anyone with a penchant for science or science fiction.