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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1985
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Interesting aliens and an entertaining mystery plot. - Goodreads
Sadly let down by patchy writing. - Goodreads
Interesting premise around sentience (aka "uplift"). - Goodreads
The ending plays out in an almost anticlimactic way. - Goodreads
He doesn't always pull off this fusion successfully. - Goodreads
It had a few well timed plot twists. - Goodreads

Review: Sundiver (The Uplift Saga #1)

User Review  - David Haws - Goodreads

This was his first novel (1980) and in many ways it feels like it. The language is occasionally sloppy (eg, “Jacob was astonished by the alien's sophistry. He had never expected such sophomore ... Read full review

Review: Sundiver (The Uplift Saga #1)

User Review  - Alexander - Goodreads

I have enjoyed a lot of Brin's work, but I don't think this early attempt stands the test of time. I read a lot of classic scifi and am not bothered by anachronisms like "phones" still hanging on ... Read full review

About the author (1985)

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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