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Infinity's Shore (Uplift Storm Trilogy #2)
The whole premise of his universe and peoples are intricate and all consuming. I couldn't put either of the books in this series down until I finished them.
But he still has the problem of introducing characters and following them for far too long only to do absolutely nothing with them. (Dedinger, I'm looking at you.)
And of the two villains (three, really, but one is just a puppet of the other), one doesn't do anything until they're almost destroyed (the rothen) and the other, while still one-dimensional, at least has an excuse for...more
This novel suffers from the same problem as most middle works in a trilogy: having neither a true beginning nor a true ending, it exists as nothing but middle that goes on and...more
Yes, I read this in a day. Something like 850 pages today - 200 from the previous book, and this one in its entirety.
The entire fucking thing is a page turner. You know, how the last third of a book usually this? The whole goddam book was 100% last third. Totally made up for the unwieldy feeling I got from Brightness Reef. Which I just finished this morning. Oi.
It goes without saying that I can't wait to read the next one. But I should probably go to sleep or something... Definitely not letting...more
This is more in keeping with the truly good "Uplift War". All the mysteries of Jijo have not yet come to light and the crew of the Streaker are still in danger but things are getting really interesting...more
Nebula and Hugo award-winning author David Brin continues his bestselling Uplift series in this second novel of a bold new trilogy.
Imaginative, inventive, and filled with Brin's trademark mix of adventure, passion, and wit, Infinity's Shore carries us further than ever before into the heart of the most beloved and extraordinary science fiction sagas ever written.
For the fugitive settlers of Jijo, it is truly the beginning of the end. As starships fill the skies, the threat of genocide hangs o
But afther this first half the book picks up speed and does progress and become interesting and even exciting again. All in all a good enough sequel.
what a middle book has to do, advancing the plot and setting
the stage for the final volume. Some things are resolved
but most is still hint and promise. Don't look for neatly
tied threads here and, even in the concluding volume, don't
look for absolute conclusions; I don't think that's where
Brin's interests lie. Even so, taken just on its own,
tjos book is a rich and varied skein of stories in
the service of a greater one, told from the viewpoints...more
1)intelligence is too complex to be evolutionally emergent, so it took 4-5 billion years for it to happen the first time, and every time since has been the result of genetic manipulation by intelligent species that have come before.
2)Language shapes intelligence and thought, which shapes language. A...more
The only issue I have is that Brin tends to have one character that's the same character style throughout the books -- a young guy who is not entirely tame. Dwer, Robert Oneagle, Toshio. They all feel like the same character in the end.
Still, the conflicts and such that go on in these books are very compelli...more
This Trilogy about the world Jijo on the otherhand are all tied together and they weave a grand tapestry together about all of the loose ends from the previous three novels.
In the end Brin makes his case for greatness and leaves you wanting more...
I can't remember whether I liked one of the books more than the others, so I'm just giving them all a 4 for being great reads.
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