Contacting aliens: an illustrated guide to David Brin's uplift universe

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Bantam Books, Jun 25, 2002 - Fiction - 208 pages
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The award-winningUpliftnovelscomprise one of the greatest achievements in science fiction history. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and inventive, these books describe a fully realized world rich in character, detail, and ideas. NowUpliftauthor David Brin collaborates with acclaimed artist Kevin Lenagh to compile the definitive guide to the species, societies, and technology of one of the greatest feats of literary world-building ever accomplished. CONTACTING ALIENS Here in the form of a handbook for Terran field agents is a detailed look atUplift'smany alien races--from the friendly Tymbrimi to the warlike Tandu, from the wise and enigmatic Kanten to the fiercely reptilian Soro, from the bureaucratic Hoon to the manipulative Thennanin--their physiology, psychology, history; their clans and alliances; and their shifting attitudes toward Earth and its representatives. Here, too, is a history of Earth's contact and challenging interactions with the mysterious and powerful Civilization of Five Galaxies, a look at its institutions, languages, and customs, plus a time line of momentous events going back 3 billion years. For the millions of fans of theUpliftnovels, this long-awaited guide will be an essential reference work, filled with vital information and never-before-seen illustrations that reveal, for the first time in one volume, the keys to the ambitious vision and bold speculation of theUpliftuniverse.

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Review: Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe (The Uplift Saga)

User Review  - Shawn Thrasher - Goodreads

Awful pictures, but a good companion to the Uplift saga. Read full review

Review: Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe (The Uplift Saga)

User Review  - Pleurothallix - Goodreads

Nice to reference while reading uplift saga. Has some spoilers. Read full review

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HISTORY
TIMELINE
THE INSTITUTES
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David Brin is a scientist, writer, and public speaker. He was born in Pasadena, California, on October 9, 1950. Brin attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and later earned a doctorate at the University of California. He accepted a position as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company. Brin is a former fellow at the California Space Institute and serves on several government and nongovernment advisory committees dealing with issues involved with technological growth. Brin has lectured all over the world on such topics as space flight, ecology, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Brin deals with global warming, the destruction of the ozone layer, and pollution of Earth. His 1987 novel, The Uplift War, received the Hugo Award and the Locus Award. His novels have been translated into 20 languages.

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