“The Uplift books are as compulsive reading as anything ever published in the genre.”—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction In all the universe, no species has . Sundiver by David Brin. Sundiver book cover. logo logo. Rating / Murder on the chromosphere of the sun. Free preview. Sundiver (Uplift, book 1) by David Brin – book cover, description, publication history.

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I do not think the technology and science in this novel so very dated at all as it surpasses what we had to get men on the moon and equals the technology of the original Star Trek TV show. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. See for yourselfand if you like — subscribe for more. I’m going to avoid any specific spoilers here, but I found the ending of both quite disappointing and a sign of the major problem with this series as a whole.

The setup over-promises and Brin fails to deliver, a pattern brjn will repeat itself in this series.

Sundiver (Uplift, book 1) by David Brin

Lists with This Book. As a school of dzvid silver anchovies scattered before him, Jacob hooted out loud with exhilaration. He brushed crumbs away from his chest. Contrary Brin’s incendiary posts on science, sci-fi and politics and its engaged, opinionated community poke at too-rigid orthodoxies, proposing ideas and topics that fascinate — and infuriate.

Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.

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Existence, his latest novel, offers bri unusual scenario for first contact. Two things rather won me over though and made this novel stick out in my mind. Being only around ten hours long, Sundiver is also far shorter than the other Uplift books. Culla is killed, and the ship eventually escapes the sun, though all but Fagin temporarily “die” of hypothermia and frostbite from the refrigerator laser. The strange creatures that are observed within the chromosphere lead to a further investigatory flight, one that hopes to discover more about the creatures that do not seem to appear in the galactic library.


Jacob Demwa is a scientific investigator working with the uplift of Neo Dolphins as he mourns the loss of his wife. This article needs additional citations for verification.

If he attended this meeting the Kanten shndiver would try to use it as a wedge to get him involved in some ridiculously complicated and ravid adventure.

Jacob’s cabin was barely a closet with a narrow fold-down bunk, but it offered enough privacy. I haven’t finished doing that yet, several months after I re-read Sundiverlargely because this book wasn’t as enjoyable as I remembered.

If he starts applying too much pressure I’ll let him know about my mental state — the experiments with self-hypnosis and the weird results I’ve been getting. I’m always trepidatious when I return to a book I loved as a child.

The technological aspects and the descriptions of a spaceship travelling through the sun’s photosphere were the best parts. He passed on through the forward hatch, clutching the message.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. His hands slipped along the controls to the rocket verniers, and at the top of his next arc he whistled a code in trinary.

Sundiver by David Brin

He uses a powder that blocks the ships sensors to pretend he has dispelled the sun-ghosts because he is embarrassed by the Library’s lack of data on the ghosts. Goodreads community review ” Brin is notably far too fond of the exclamation point among other clunkers. No review Second reading review, April 23, The idea of Uplift, in which species come to be intelligent only through breeding and genetic engineering humanity being an anomalous exception, and therefore a threat to the galactic elitesis an intriguing one not yet run aground as it is in later books.


This was a re-read; I’ve read the first Uplift series before and Startide Rising separately before thatbut not in many years, and I wanted to re-read them and review them. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Her waldo’s gray flukes thrashed up once and down with a boom and a spray of saltwater.

sundkver Of what we learn about the extraterrestrial races, I love the idea of the galactic library. Well told, well paced, and having finished this first in the series I am thirsty for more! Still, when a friend clued me in to the premise of David Brinn Uplift series after watching Prometheus, I knew my inadvertent hiatus would have to come to an end.

Jacob himself has a bizarre, semi-mystical psychological problem from trauma that seems to give his amoral subconscious a life of its own. And now, the greatest mystery of all may be explained….

And if so, why did they abandon us? Learn More Contrary Brin blog SinceDavid Brin has maintained a blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future — themes his science fiction and nonfiction writings continue to explore.

Sadly the execution feels dated and… silly. They don’t want to have to rely forever on poetry and music to prove that dolphins are intelligent. But it’s going to need to a whole lot better than this book, or I might have to permanently sideline Brin from my reading list.