“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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Dec 09, Mike rated it did not like it.

A beautiful series that needs to be read by any fan of sci-fi, or genetics! Makes sense, Jacob thought. Humanity is the only known species to reach the stars without a patron, to have uplifted itself!

The sun-ghosts use toroids to arrest the ship’s fall, but eventually they give out, and the ship plummets. 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.

Jacob’s chronometer indicated that ten minutes had passed. Heavy Metal “Brin has a fertile and well-developed imagination Return to Book Page. Culla is killed, and the ship eventually escapes the sun, though all but Fagin temporarily “die” of hypothermia and frostbite from the refrigerator laser.

He is also very curious about the other alien he meets for the first time – Culla, a Pring who is acting as a servant to Bubbacub. Brin goes through an astonishing number of fascinating ideas and concepts, but leaves them for the reader to peruse or discard.


Sundiver by David Brin

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. But since the 2nd part won two major prizes and I’m curious for whatI guess I will give this series another try someday.

The dolphins are not as far along intellectually as the uplifted chimpanzees, but he enjoys their sjndiver nonetheless. Everyone there has been cleared by psychological exams of being capable of murder! SF2 Concatenation February 6, at 3: Vince Gerardis Created-By Agency email: It took me a while to get into this book.

And I think Brin is a better author a few years later; my recollection is that both Startide Rising and The Uplift War do a better job of delivering on their promises.

Under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history, a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun This sundiber one, though, didn’t thrill me much for a number of reasons.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Anyway, I dig it because I’m into books on animal intelligence, transhuman SF, etc Jacob’s bushy eyebrows knotted together as he looked down at the message.

Dwayne Kepler the head of the Sundiver expedition ; Dr. They make brief contact with one of the ghosts, but an anthropomorphic ghost appears and warns them against further exploration of the sun. Retrieved 28 April The alien had already done it to him on three occasions in bdin past.


He had no desire to go through anything like it again.

DAVID BRIN: Sundiver

In “Gorilla, My Dreams,” chimpanzees and snudiver are helping humans choose the next species for uplift when powerful alien starships arrive to wipe out all life on Earth. We never get to see what makes the characters tick, aside from maybe Jacob.

Sundiver is actually a murder mystery Aug 12, Adam rated it really liked it. Sundiver is in a lot of ways a rather more predictable setup for a story than either of the other two Uplift books I have read.

This may have been due in part that I listened to the audible edition and I’m not a fan of George Wilson as a narrator. Looking for beautiful books? Fagin had never actually lied to him, and he was the only E.

A taut, energized feeling had almost replaced the day’s exhaustion. But now that you have given me your answer