The uplift series postulates a future in which humans have managed to survive the 21st century and overcome their neuroses. They "lift up" to sapience two species: dolphins and chimpanzees, now called neo-dolphins and neo-chimps. At that point, they make contact with galactic civilization, billions of years old, who regard the humans, neo-dolphins, and neo-chimps (Earthclan) as wolfling renegades unfit for civilized society. When the dolphin-crewed spaceship, the Streaker, discovers a momentous archaeological find with religious implications for galactic society, Earthclan is beset by powerful, hostile alien races trying to get access to the discovery. But these wolflings have some tricks up their sleeves ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librisissimo - LibraryThing
STARTIDE RISING, rereading: Interesting, but not the greatest. Too hard to credit a multi-millennial civilization of any kind, much less one with enforcement of its rules, however slipshod. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Karlstar - LibraryThing
The Uplift series is an excellent hard sci-fi series about a possible future for Earth, in which some of our mammal cousins have been 'uplifted' into true intelligence, helping humans make a place in a dangerous galaxy. Read full review