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

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A lot of Chimps, and plenty of Birds, but not many humans. Pretty good, but not Brin's best. Read full review

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

User Review  - Doug Hyche - Goodreads

Probably the fourth or fifth time I've read this book in the last twenty years. It never gets old nor does it ever fail to engage. While I have enjoyed the latter books in the series, this one in ... 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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