With this done before they were discovered by the other races of the galaxy, humanity have been given a status that some within the galactic society believe they are not worthy of. Facing downward, he could see a small leopard shark swim lazily past, a bit out of place here in the deeper water offshore. This is the backdrop to Sundiver and introduces the universe well, but it also shows that not everyone lives there in total harmony. I read plenty of Hardy Boys and Tom Swift when I was a young kid, but reading a story with a super-talented, super-rich, super-privileged, omni-competent protagonist as an adult was incredibly jarring. In the future, humans have made contact with aliens, and learned a bit about how the galaxy works.
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First published inthis is the kind of science fiction I read in my youth, though I missed this one at the time. An illustrated companion to the series, Contacting Aliens: Sundiver is a science fiction novel by American writer David Brin.
I will certainly continue on, however, as book number 2 won the Hugo, The Nebula, and the Locus for best science fiction novel. I don’t know David Brin’s story, but Sundiver leaves me thinking that the author has a serious ego deficit that he needs to compensate for with his heros. I’d heard a lot about this book, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
The romantic subplot between the two had me groaning and rolling my eyes more than once. Dundiver liked the aliens and the dagid mystery plot, but it was the other world-building details that stood out for me: But I was disappointed because, like the other books, I thought the premise was so cool.
Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, #1) by David Brin
If technology can wean a dolphin of the Whale-Dream, now’s the time we’ll find out. Vince Gerardis Created-By Agency email: And yes, this is my trying to hold my fire a bit. Cover of Bantam Books paperback usndiver. The meeting will be held this Thursday, at the Visitors Center in Ensenada, at eleven o’clock.
What’s this meeting about? A hundred experts, some more qualified in porp-psych than he, were waiting to step in.
From Jacob Demwa, our main protagonist who is fighting an internal battle after the loss of loved ones, to the many alien representatives on the flight, there truly is a varied cast.
But it was all very interesting, so forgiven.
Other books in the series. Unsourced davvid may be challenged and removed. My good friend Grisha loved the series, so I know there must be something good in it. It is true that there is a slight favor for which I had the temerity to ask. A beautiful series that needs to be read by any fan of sci-fi, or genetics!
Sundiver by David Brin
As he reached the top of his arc, Jacob saw her fall gracefully from a height of ten meters to slice smoothly into the swell below. It’s not the end! Makakai might be a lot smarter than her ancestors, Jacob thought, but her sense of humor was strictly dolphin.
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.
While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became Christmas Science News “Brin expounds upon his belief that people need to keep watch on snooping governments, employers, insurance companies, and so on Back on Mercury, Jacob discovers his trick, and reveals it, resulting in disgrace to Bubbacub and embarrassment for the Pila. Earth has no known link to the Progenitors — and that terrifies client and patron species alike.
But I can’t say Brin’s characters strike me as complex or memorable. It took me a while to get into this book. The dolphin was almost a kilometer off. Brin lost sight of that story in order to utilize his own background in astrophysics and electrical engineering. He could see the young dolphin’s training machine next to his, its image reflected in the mirrors that reflected his faceplate.