Brightness Reef by David BrinBrightness Reef by David Brin

Brightness Reef

byDavid Brin

Mass Market Paperback | October 1, 1996

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David Brin's Uplift novels--Sundiver, Hugo award winner The Uplift War, and Hugo and Nebula winner Startide Rising--are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction tales ever written.  Now David Brin returns to this future universe for a new Uplift trilogy, packed with adventure, passion and wit.

The planet Jijo is forbidden to settlers, its ecology protected by guardians of the Five Galaxies.  But over the centuries it has been resettled, populated by refugees of six intelligent races.  Together they have woven a new society in the wilderness, drawn together by their fear of Judgment Day, when the Five Galaxies will discover their illegal colony.  Then a strange starship arrives on Jijo.  Does it bring the long-dreaded judgment, or worse--a band of criminals willing to destroy the six races of Jijo in order to cover their own crimes?
David Brin is a scientist and the bestselling author of Sundiver, The Uplift War, Startide Rising, The Practice Effect, The Postman, Heart of the Comet (with Gregory Benford), Earth, Glory Season, Brightness Reef, and Infinity's Shore, as well as the short-story collections The River of Time and Otherness. He has a doctorate in astroph...
Title:Brightness ReefFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 6.85 × 4.15 × 1.1 inPublished:October 1, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553573306

ISBN - 13:9780553573305

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different but enjoyable The first book in second trilogy of the uplift series took a much different tone. Whereas the first trilogy was predominately action oriented this trilogy is primarily about discovery, invention, and the nature of evolution. The new cast of characters reflect this.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth read for the other two books It's a bit of a slow start, which can be off-putting if you have read the first 3 books of the uplift saga. If you stick with it, however, it gets really interesting, and the scale of this trilogy gets truly epic.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Brightness Reef Not the same caliber as first 3 books. Lacks the flow that was in the first trilogy. I felt like it was written at speed and I found it hard to relate to the characters. Didn,t engage me like his other stories did.
Date published: 2015-06-03

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The vast civilization of Five Galaxies has roled out its security arsenal to prevent resettlement on Jijo until it is revitalized. Over the centuries, groups of sentient beings have eluded the laws and made Jijo a home--but what will happen when the Five Galaxies catch on? A strange ship in Jijo's skies may hold the answer

Editorial Reviews

"A captivating read."--Star-Tribune, Minneapolis

"Brin is a skillful storyteller."--The Plain Dealer, Cleveland

"Immensely appealing, leaving readers hungry for more."--Publishers Weekly

"Tremendously inventive, ambitious work."--Kirkus Reviews