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Earthclan (The Uplift Saga #2-3)

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David Brin's Uplift Universe portrays humanity's desperate struggle for survival in a dangerous universe... and how we may cope by taking wise partners with us on this journey. Artificial intelligence is one way that we may add diversity to our civilization. But in this series we've done it by giving a boost in intelligence to some of our fellow creatures on Planet Earth....more
Hardcover, 985 pages
Published 1986 by N. Doubleday
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M. J.
This is another book which I read sometime in the past few years and put on the shelf, and then recently I found myself mentioning details from it, so I decided to read it again.

There are a lot of things about Brin's universe that feel strange to me. It is apparently filled with intelligent aliens in a massive interconnected society held together by a few "institutes", such as the "Institute for Civilized Warfare", which function to determine and enforce the rules for interspecies interactions....more
Spike Anderson
I actually could not get through this book- it reads like a Russian novel with more characters than I can keep track of, most of them from races and species not human with names containing lots of unpronounceable names It is too bad, there was a decent plot developing (I think) but it just did not keep me engaged enough to stick with it. That being said, it clearly is an incredible creative concept and the detail of the different warring species, the gallactic 'rules', and the heretical behavior...more
Elijah Kinch Spector
So far I've only read the first book in this omnibus, Startide Rising.

My review of Startide Rising is here. Also: Space Dolphins.
The Uplift concept was a good one, as was the ancient space battlefield and some of the other points.
Sep 15, 2007 Legolas rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mungo Baobab
Great Sci-fi. Compelling characters and story line. It is fantastic, but very believeable.
Excellent sci fi. Some of my all time favourite characters and fascinating concept.
My copy from SFBC doesn't seem to contain Sundiver
Kelly Flanagan
sooo hard to get into....
Brian Rast
Wow! As good as Dune!
Interesting story.
3 in one
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David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact. His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends...more
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