“The Uplift books are as compulsive reading as anything ever published in the genre.”—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction In all the universe, no species has . Sundiver by David Brin. Sundiver book cover. logo logo. Rating / Murder on the chromosphere of the sun. Free preview. Sundiver (Uplift, book 1) by David Brin – book cover, description, publication history.

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The details will have to wait until you come, if you come, on Thursday. His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed sundivver warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world-known author.

I’d like to stretch out for a little while, and then go down and visit with our girl. He learns that there are ” ghosts ” appearing in the Sun ‘s chromosphere.

Bdin of planets may be ripe for life, even intelligence. Any image subject to copyright will be removed upon request. They therefore have no patron–but there are species very advanced technologically that would love to have them “adopted.

Sundiver by David Brin book review

We get superficial archetypes for characters, politics that seem more like the bickering of children, plot twists that persistently take the story in more mundane and less interesting directions, and a sense of wonder, or lack thereof, that feels more like a Scooby Doo story than what I expect from science fiction.

I do not think the technology and science in this novel so very dated at all as it surpasses what we had to get men on the moon and equals the technology of the original Star Trek TV show. I thought I had outgrown space operas, frankly.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The sequel to this book won pretty much every major SF award, so I guess I will give it a try.

Sundiver by David Brin

Add page count 4 17 Aug 04, In all the universe, no species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron — except perhaps mankind. Apparently, at least in this future, America is still the only country that matters. That will either be amazing…or way over my head. As he reached the top of his arc, Jacob saw her fall gracefully from a height of ten meters to slice wundiver into the swell below.


It took me a while to get into this book.

I wish things could go a little slower, too. The author’s background he was also a NASA consultant comes through in some fascinating hardware for “diving” towards the surface of the sun and coming safely home again. The uplift series of novels and short stories is set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being “uplifted” genetically hrin to davic by a patron race, which then “owns” the uplifted species foryears.

Aug 18, Tatiana rated it it was ok Shelves: Somehow Fagin had taken the initiative again. In this particular show no one will mistake you for the star!

Unfortunately, re-reading it was a disappointing experience on several fronts. Recommended to Lisa Harmonybites by: The Uplift books are tied for my favorite sci-fi series with Asimov’s original Foundation series. The Uplift War also won the Hugo Award. From Jacob Demwa, our main protagonist who is fighting an internal battle after the loss of loved ones, to the many alien representatives on the flight, there truly is a varied cast.

One can almost sense his smirk going through this first book: I’d recognize a Cynthian or a Tymbrimi, but this one was new to me. A slow start leads on to an exciting Poirot-style murder mystery and then a further action-adventure in the chromosphere of the sun, where life has been discovered. Its verdant mass davd slowly, as if in contemplation. I’d like to hear what you called me about Sundiver is actually a murder mystery The same could be said of Peter LaRoque, an irritating journalist who does nothing to endear himself to the reader, and Helene deSilva, the station commander that feels relegated as the love interest of Jacob.

He doesn’t always pull off this fusion successfully. Then the boosters cut in with a savage burst, pressing the padded headpiece upward with the sudden acceleration, pinching the back of his skull as the waves swept past, just below his hurtling craft.


Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, davjd Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach. I decided to read this in preparation to read Startide Rising, which won the Hugo award for best novel. I haven’t finished doing that yet, several months after I re-read Sundiverlargely because this book wasn’t as enjoyable as I remembered.

In particular, his characters tend to suffer from having to carry so much around on their shoulders. Besides this backdrop, this novel has the old-fashioned hard science-fiction pleasures of a novel of the Golden Age by an Asimov or Heinlein that revels in the wonders of astronomy.

View all 6 comments. And before reaching the galactic civilization they have a uplifted two other races from earth: Still, he waited for his pupil to speak. Earth has no known link to the Progenitors — and that terrifies client and patron species alike.

Given that Jacob is less than likable, the rather arbitrary romance also failed in the purpose of helping Jacob over the death of his wife and letting us feel glad for him, which again is not what I would expect of Brin since unlike many hard sf writers he usually writes extremely realistic and genuinely well-developed romantic encounters.

Dec 07, Flint rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m interested in seeing where the story goes. Urban Developer Magazine named him one of four World’s Best Futuristsand he was cited as one of the top 10 writers the AI elite follow.

Review: Sundiver by David Brin

I’m always trepidatious when I return to a book I loved as davod child. When he came right down to it, he couldn’t resist an opportunity to talk with an E.

He was going in too steep.