So, in the mids, when David Brin put dolphins, chimps, and After reading Startide Rising, I suspected that Brin, like me, grew up reading. Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2) and millions of other books are available . This item:Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, Book 2) by David Brin Mass Market. Streaker is limping like a dog on three legs. We took a chancy jump through overdrive yesterday, a step ahead of the Galactics who are chasing us. The one.

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He turned up the hydrophones to maximum, swallowed, then cried out in pidgin Trinary. This is a book that could only have come from that special chunk of weirdness that we collectively call the s. Scientist NASA adviser, astrophysicist, futurist, tech-punditforecaster. Creideiki let the mirth settle. I’ll fix risijg so we rise just after that one passes.

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Startide Rising by David Brin book review

By using davis site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Hopefully the structure of other volumes is not so fragmented.


In each case, every fin related to the perpetrator had been sterilized. The dolphins in the novel speak three languages: If you come back anywhere near this island, I’ll rip your harness and bite your tail in half!

Startide Rising by David Brin

I respect the lengths Brin goes to, and yet I find his choices incredibly silly and annoying. Just in time, he thrust out of the curling, downward circulation and sent the tiny craft flying along the direction the current wanted to go.

Already he could feel undertow as the wave began to form breakers to his right, curling as the cycloid rode up the sloping shore of the island.

The Streaker is an exploration ship, crewed and captained for the first time, primarily with dolphins. Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history.


Cover of first edition paperback. At least, not for me.

Then everyone would share equally! As much as I like what Startide Rising does to further the uplift concept central this series, its story and characters are muddled and dull. For the most part it is geeky and over written.

On his sonar screen, another fuzzy line of static was approaching from the west. His boat was gone. 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 bri continue to explore.


The Terran exploration vessel Streakercrewed by uplifted dolphins, 7 humans, and one uplifted chimpazee, discovers a derelict fleet of spaceships — each the size of a small moon. Desperately, the fin drove for the surface.

They appear more interested in slaughtering each other.

DAVID BRIN: Startide Rising

But for now the fins swam along a knife edge, where irrationality was a perpetual danger. If there’s anything I can do?

A whole rigid universal hierarchy. Soon the metal island appeared on his left.

The narrator was good, although he seemed to be tired in the last quarter of the book and probably needed a break. Time to put this down and awaken my tired fellow. All in all an awesome story and one I’d highly recommend though my lady is very cross that I gave it one point more than The Uplift War.