Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history.
A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun, to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life. For in a universe in which no species can reach sentience without being 'uplifted' by a patron race, it seems that only mankind has reached for the stars unaided. And now, the greatest mystery of all may be explained...Sundiver is the firs book in David Brin's magnificent Uplift series.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 18/01/1996
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781857233704
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Review by reading_fox
First of the Uplift sextet. Introducing the readers to the turbulent times of the five linked galaxies. Earth is just about recognised as a civilised place having already genetically enhanced some of its natural species to helpful levels. But aliens in the galaxy have been exploring of 10000s of years before man even arose on the Savanah and are not inclined to civility bound by codes of conduct millenia old. Human investigations old technologies new to mankind don't bring any favours and when some "new" is discovered politics starts again.An interesting concept in a novel universe.
Review by isabelx
Review by nwdavies
Took me a while to get round to it but I've finally read the first of the Uplift novels and it was very very good. Classic science fiction of the type I've always liked but struggle to find these days (except by re-reading old Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein, Dick etc.). It was also my first novel by David Brin so I will be searching out more of his books, both Uplift novels and others.