The Uplift War (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Dec 16, 2009 - Fiction - 672 pages
127 Reviews
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?

As galactic armadas clash in quest of the ancient fleet of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the dying planet of Garth.  The various uplifted inhabitants of Garth must battle their overlords or face ultimate extinction.  At stake is the existence of Terran society and Earth, and the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.  Sweeping, brilliantly crafted, inventive and dramatic, The Uplift War is an unforgettable story of adventure and wonder from one of today's science fiction greats.

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I love the premise of this series.. - Goodreads
The plot was intriguing but at times hard to follow. - Goodreads
The pacing was great until the last 50 pages. - Goodreads
Plot was fun, although sloooow at times. - Goodreads
Too much of the plot turns on good fortune. - Goodreads
Pretty disappointing ending to the trilogy. - Goodreads

Review: The Uplift War (The Uplift Saga #3)

User Review  - Nai Wang - Goodreads

A good fun book that often drags on describing mundane activities that just isn't too relevant to the plot. Overall I liked the exploration of humans and their evolutionary path to uplift. Read full review

Review: The Uplift War (The Uplift Saga #3)

User Review  - Megan Baxter - Goodreads

Galactic civilization is balanced on a knife's edge. Power is gained by becoming patrons, gaining client races, uplifting them to sentience and starfaring, and having them as more or less indentured ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

David Brin has degrees in astronomy and applied physics but has been a full-time science fiction writer for many years. He has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Uplift War and Startide Rising, which also won the Nebula Award. He has also won the Hugo Award for short story. His novel The Postman was recently made into a feature film starring Kevin Costner. He lives near San Diego, California, with his wife and children.

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