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Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe (The Uplift Saga)

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The award-winning Uplift novels comprise one of the greatest achievements in science fiction history. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and inventive, these books describe a fully realized world rich in character, detail, and ideas. Now Uplift author David Brin collaborates with acclaimed artist Kevin Lenagh to compile the definitive guide to the species, societies, and technol ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published June 25th 2002 by Bantam
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Andrew
This book will mean very little if that unless you have already read some or all of Brin's uplift series as not only does it make reference to the races you meet in those books but also back ground information and in several cases even references back to the books. That said it is a fascinating read as it fleshes out creatures my may only have fleeting references to in the books and gives them some understanding - its easy to have a character pull some unexpected action especially if it appears ...more
Ethan Stemm
My sister got this book out of the DPL for me. That was kind of her to do and I owe her a debt since I found this book to be very entertaining and a sound companion to my imaginative pictures of aliens drawn from his written word. Thanks Kari, good work.
Nix Gerit
I always loved encyclopedias :) This book cleared a lot of confusion and it surely added great visual side to reading the Uplift series. Imagining races in your head according to the author's description is all well and good but nothing beats the actual picture. After reading it, I finally know how a Thennanin looks like - not lizardmen, more like dinosaurus. Crossed with elephant and punker. But that's aliens for you.
I would have appreciated fuller description of various races, some of those l
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Mitchell
Interesting but a bit over the top. Wouldn't mind a look at the related GURPS uplift module though. 3.5 of 5.
Pleurothallix
Nice to reference while reading uplift saga. Has some spoilers.
Shawn Thrasher
Awful pictures, but a good companion to the Uplift saga.
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