Infinity's Shore (Uplift Storm Trilogy #2)
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 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.
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.
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
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...
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