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N. Doubleday, 1987 - Science fiction - 985 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (1987)

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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