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Startide Rising (Pocketbook)

Author:  David Brin
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Format: Pocketbook
ISBN-10: 055327418X
ISBN-13: 9780553274189
Sku: 30099222
Publish Date: 9/1/1993
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.25H x 4.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  458
 
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.
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David Brins 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.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.
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A space ship with a crew of dolphins--that have been "uplifted" in their evolutionary development along with all dolphins and chimpanzees--and one human must must flee the enemy Patrons and return to Earth with their gathered knowledge. The second book of the acclaimed "Uplift" series and the winner of both the 1983 Nebula and 1984 Hugo Awards.
Author Bio
David Brin
Following the archetypal model for a "hard" science fiction writer, Glen David Brin has a science background--he has a B.S. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology, an M.S. in applied physics from U.C. San Diego, and a Ph.D. in space science. He has worked as an engineer at the Hughes Aircraft Company, given lectures on topics ranging from ecology to extraterrestrial life, and served on numerous advisory committees dealing about the "information superhighway." This background has infused his fiction-writing career, giving such books as his six-volume Uplift series, 1985's THE POSTMAN, and 1990's EARTH the kind of solid groundwork that has helped to propel them into the ranks of bestsellers, and won him numerous awards in the process. The first three books of the Uplift series--a complex story of assisted evolution on an interstellar scale consisting of SUNDIVER (1980), STARTIDE RISING (1983), and THE UPLIFT WAR (1987)--made Brin one of the most successful and popular, not to mention important, hard science fiction writers to appear on the scene. Subsequent works like the second group of three Uplift books, GLORY SEASON in 1993 and his award-winning, 1995 collection, OTHERNESS, have only served to increase his reputation.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0458
Product attributePublisher:   Spectra Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   2
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