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Startide Rising by David Brin
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Dec 28, 2011

really liked it
Read in December, 2011

I read Uplift Wars when I was 12, and I think that's colored my view of Brin since. Uplift Wars is 6 stars, at least in my child-like reminiscing. Startide Rising is also a very fun, enjoyable, somewhat light book. I don't normally want characters to survive (or fear they won't), but in this case, I honestly did. Brin's presentation of what a dolphin uplift might be like is also outstanding. The whole setup is delightful, and I enjoyed the story immensely.

My only gripe? It simply wasn't thought provoking. While Brin's physics are of course perfect, the setting engaging, etc., the story itself is simply 'light'. It's a fun read, but I didn't think of it again after I put it down.

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