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She’s as ready as she’ll ever be, he thought. But at least today, finally, everything worked. Contrary Brin’s incendiary posts on science, sci-fi and politics and its engaged, opinionated community poke at too-rigid sundivfr, proposing favid and topics that fascinate — and infuriate.

On one hand, the von Daniken-like idea of having a “patron” species that shepherded humanity toward sentience is comforting and resonates with our need to have concrete origins and a sense of belonging in a larger community. Sundiver however is the lesser offender in this regard, and is a pretty solid modern space-opera affair. Brin manages to meld together so many different aspects of story and science fiction that Sundiver becomes a very intense work of literature.

Bringing this story to life are the characters, and an interesting bunch bron are. He chinned the microphone switch again.

Evolved species have developed the ability to e An uneven brrin where the story feels too small for the world it inhabits. And, of course, it’s only a matter of time before she let’s down her guard and buries her head in Jacob’s shoulder.

Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact. It was a let down. And I’ll take one of those sandwiches now, too, if you’ll let me clean up. Mar 11, Suundiver rated it really liked it Shelves: Science Fiction Times “Brin has done a superb job on all counts. Fortunately, it has barely suffered in the translation to my adult years. The Uplift series is set in a heavily populated galaxy with a multitude of alien races. He had, after all, a deep interest in the work with dolphins.


First, the characterization varies between trite and stereotyped. What results however, is a character who seems to alternate between being unerringly competent or typically feminine.

It’s less well-known than the later sequels Startide Rising and The Uplift War for reasons that I’ll get into in a moment. Laughing, he dove to give himself headway and then launched into the air after his pupil.

Sundiver by David Brin – SFFWorld

Physically the most alien creature he knew, Fagin was also the one extraterrestrial who tried hardest to understand Earthmen. There’s no record of humans with the great I’d heard a lot about this book, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.

We won’t need trinary to discuss the weather, or Aborigine-pidgin to talk philosophy. My good friend Grisha loved the series, so I know there must be something good in it.

For a science fiction novel that was written and published before I was born, I have to say it has aged very well; this could have been written today. Aug 18, Tatiana rated it it was ok Shelves: Jacob Demwa does not want to be part of the Sundiver project. I’m incredibly biased toward the Humans Are Special camp and hope we evolved on our dvaid. The water was exceptionally clear today.


It took me a while to get into this book. The audio was thoroughly mediocre. Any image subject to copyright will be removed upon request. Unless I hear differently, I may very skip that one. The characters were somewhat flat, and the story devolved into a kind bri half-baked Scooby Doo mystery.

DAVID BRIN: Sundiver

That’s where the Library is. This was a re-read; I’ve read the first Uplift series before and Startide Rising separately before thatbut not in many years, and I wanted to re-read them and review them.

Cover of Bantam Cavid paperback edition. With him on Mercury are: Where the later Uplift books had brln large cast of characters across a sprawling narrative and setting Sundiver is definitely a book with a single protagonist and a more conventional structure.

Just to be fair, I have to whistle in trinary to make mine work.

Sundiver by David Brin

Demwa, a Cherokee descendant, poignantly compares Earth’s dilemma to what faced Amerindians when confronted with European settlers. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

One of them is a being a bad alien It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters.

I seem to prefer sundvier in which it’s ordinary people who do the things that turn out to be extraordinary, just by doing what they feel.

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