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Sundiver Free download Ü 8 Ð No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron except perhaps mankind Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago Circling the sun under the caverns of Mercury Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in history a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun FroS race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago Circling the sun under the caverns of Mercury Expedition Sundiver prep. 4 StarsMy first David Brin novel I enjoyed this high concept science fiction novel It is a fun adventure to the depths of our sun itself Aliens monsters and ghosts fill the action scenes All the while this is a novel filled with politics and racismI liked the unfolding of the mysteries of this book it could have been a gem The ending plays out in an almost anticlimactic way It was a let downI will read from him

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Ares for the most momentous voyage in history a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun From the Paperback editi. I loved the concept of uplifting My youth obsession with Von Däniken's theories came to a full circle here I hadn't thought of him or his theories in ages and it was like a coming home to be suddenly confronted with them in this novel Eually great were the going ons around the sun won't say too much cause it is beautiful to experience it together with the crewThe overall feeling was a bit Star Trekkie which again was niceYet the story and the structurecharacters felt dated and so only came up to a very entertaining 3 stars But I'm really looking forward to the next books in the series cause entertaining SF that actually deals with the SF is not to be sneezed at

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SundiverNo species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron except perhaps mankind Did some mysteriou. Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be doneOn the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That’s 35 books 6 of which I’d previously read leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to meWhile working through this reading list I got married went on my honeymoon switched career and became a father As such these stories became imprinted on my memory as the soundtrack to the happiest period in my life so farThere are three books I’ve considered ‘honorary’ members of my Locus uest reading list In circumstances where books two and three of a trilogy are award winners it seems only fair to read the first book in that series to understand the full story and context Green Mars and Blue Mars are award winners – so I needed to read Red Mars even though it wasn’t a winner The Confusion and System of the World are award winners – so I needed to read uicksilver even though it wasn’t a winner Startide Rising and The Uplift War are award winners – so I needed to read Sundiver even though it wasn’t a winner I wasn’t disappointed to read Red Mars or uicksilver – they are both excellent books and essential parts of their series Sundiver is not it’s not an excellent book and it’s not an essential part of the series I’ve since read Startide Rising and The Uplift War – Brin came up with a great concept and it’s an interesting series which definitely picks up after this patchy start Each book basically stands alone; they’re set in the same universe in a linear timeline but on different worlds and with different characters Startide Rising and The Uplift War are at least causally linked the events of Startide Rising lead by political chain reaction to the events of The Uplift War The same cannot be said of Sundiver Events here are mentioned briefly in the following books but are basically irrelevantAs I said – the concept for the series is excellent The universe is filled with hundreds of sentient species each intent on ‘uplifting’ pre sentient races into spacefaring civilisations They’re rewarded for their efforts with prestige and a thousand year patron client master slave relationship with their newly uplifted underlings Every species can trace their patrons’ patrons like aristocratic ancestry back into the mists of time Humanity is the only known species to reach the stars without a patron to have uplifted itself We are the ‘wolflings’ the rogue state the fresh meat the loose cannons The stage is set – it’s a great conceptWhat gives The Uplift Saga a bit of extra spice is that humans have clients of their own They’re not fully uplifted yet but before we discovered the galactic civilization waiting out there in the stars humans have already been meddling with the genes of our most intelligent fellow Earthlings chimps and dolphins are close to full independent sentience It’s this thread which pays huge dividends in the rest of the series – Startide Rising focuses on a starship crewed by dolphins and The Uplift War is set on a genuine planet of the apes populated by chimps themselves