Startide Rising by David BrinStartide Rising by David Brin

Startide Rising

byDavid Brin

Mass Market Paperback | March 1, 1984

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David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.  Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time.  Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race.  But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind?

The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed in the uncharted water world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history.  Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles armed rebellion and a hostile planet to safeguard her secret--the fate of the Progenitors, the fabled First Race who seeded wisdom throughout the stars.
David Brin is the 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 astrophysics and has been a NASA c...
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Title:Startide RisingFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.9 × 4.3 × 1.3 inPublished:March 1, 1984Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:055327418X

ISBN - 13:9780553274189

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from SF This was a great sci-fi novel in my pursuit of reading the Hugo winning novels. Who knew a book primarily populated with super-intelligent dolphins would be so interesting? The world that Brin has constructed is so fully built with alien races, galactic history and scientific discoveries that its easy to forget that just about every character in the novel (there are 7 humans and 1 chimp, that's it) are either a dolphin or an alien. And now having read book 2, I agree that Sundiver is so unnecessary. Its the same world, set 200 years later, but there's no real connections between the two books.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book, great sequel! This is a great book on its own but a great second installment to the uplift series too. The author does an amazing job giving the uplifted dolphins a unique point of view.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I enjoy the universe that this writer has come up with. I enjoyed the original book as much as I enjoyed this one.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dolphins in space! With Startide Rising David Brin takes us deeper into his Uplift universe. We meet the crew of the Terran starship Streaker, mainly uplifted dolphins, with some humans and an uplifted chimp. They are on the run after a mysterious discovery, being pursued by various factions of the Galactic Civilization. This is a wonderful tale with engaging characters, Brin does a wonderful job of creating the world-view of the dolphin characters. Brin gives us glimpses of the larger universe as he draws us into the story of how humans, dolphins and chimps struggle to survive in a complicated universe.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This is a fine book! I hope Mr. Brin will write more books like it. I hope to learn what happened those who were left behind.
Date published: 2002-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sci-fi At Its Best Brin's second installment in his Uplift trilogy will snare the reader's imagination and not relinquish it until the last page has been finished. Brin displays his incredible ability with regards to character and plot development and clearly displays himself as a master of suspense. The universe that Brin has created is both fanciful and realistic incorporating many different elements of science fiction and fantasy in a manner that without a doubt will mesmerize the reader. The only downfall of this book is that it eventually ends leaving the reader desperately craving more.
Date published: 2000-07-05

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The tenth anniversary edition of Brin's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel. The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed on the uncharted water world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles a hostile planet to safeguard her secret--the fate of the Progenitors. Reissue

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"The Uplift books are as compulsive reading as anything ever published in the genre."
--The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction