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Startide Rising by David Brin
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Aug 10, 10

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Read in August, 2010

I was delighted to find that the second book in the Uplift series is still as good as it was when I was a teen. It features cetaceans, space battles, shipwrecks, conspiracy, and sentience, so nobody can accuse it of being thin. The substance comes with the cetaceans: "uplift" refers to the engineering of other species into sentience and, despite the battles and excitement, Brin's story turns on "humanity", "intelligence", and other contested ideas. I very much enjoyed it and can't wait to reread the third.
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