The Uplift War

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 16, 2009 - Fiction - 672 pages
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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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User Review  - superant - LibraryThing

This is one of my favorite books of all time. Let me just mention some of the topics touched on in this book: relations between humans and chimps and other species; relations between humans and their ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

I preferred _Startide Rising_ or even _Sundiver_ to this book, but still Brin is a great one for capturing how different species of beings might react - thrown in midst of the story he manages to dream up for them. Read full review

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