Sundiver Reading Sundiver Author David Brin No Species Has Ever Reached For The Stars Without The Guidance Of A Patron Except Perhaps Mankind Did Some Mysterious Race Begin The Uplift Of Humanity Aeons Ago Circling The Sun, Under The Caverns Of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver Prepares For The Most Momentous Voyage In History A Journey Into The Boiling Inferno Of The Sun From The Paperback Edition.

  • 2.3
  • 203
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
  • ebook
  • 368 pages
  • 9780307575258
  • Sundiver
  • David Brin

10 thoughts on “Sundiver

  1. Clouds says:

    Christmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be done.On the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge, to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That s 35 books, 6 of which I d previously read, leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to me.While working through this reading list I got married, went on my honeymoon, switched career and became a father As such these stories became imprinted on my memory as the soundtrack to the happiest period in my life so far.There are three books I ve considered honorary members of my Locus Quest reading list In circumstances where books two and three of a trilogy are award winners, it seems only fair to read the first book in that series to understand the full story and context Green Mars and Blue Mars are award winners so I needed to read Red Mars , even though it wasn t a winner The Confusion and System of the World are award winners so I needed to read Quicks...

  2. Robert says:

    This is science fiction from 1980 and is therefore not obsessed with 1 Computers.2 Nanotech.3 Wormholes.This makes it rather refreshing Instead this book uses an old theme, prevalent in post WWII American SF Humans read the USA are superior to everybody else In this example, humans are technologically outclassed by every other space faring species in the galaxy but are superior because their intelligence evolved naturally instead of being the result of genetic manipulation by an older species Or maybe not it s the hottest debate in the galaxy Various species think humans are upstarts Others usually also younger species kinda like humans Devious, nefarious politics ensues and our protagonist gets caught up in it.A slow start leads on to an exciting Poirot style murder mystery and then a further action adventure in the chromosphere of the sun, where life has been discovered Apart from being a compellin...

  3. Mark says:

    I really disliked this book 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.The protagonist in this book, Jacob, is tedious and unbelievable The author builds him up as a world weary, zen, super scientist, martial artist with a Mr Hyde like split personality that he needs keep in check Al the other characters in this book are diminutive to Jacob The women in the novel are little better than 2 dimensional window dressing Of course, the female captain of the Sundiver spaceship is fit, tough, incredibly attractive, lascivious and unapproachable And, of course, it s only a matter of time before she let s down her guard and buries her head in Jacob s shoulder.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 decided to read this in preparation to read Startide Rising, which won ...

  4. Maria Dobos says:

    2246 ntr o Galaxie n care prestigiul fiec rei specii inteligente este dat de num rul Protectorilor care i au ndrumat evolu ia i de cel al Proteja ilor s i, statutul umanit ii este destul de incert Dar Biblioteca Galactic , p str toarea istoriei i cuno tin elor fiec rei civiliza ii cunoscute, nu con ine nici o men iune referitoare la originea omenirii ca specie, iar p m ntenii sunt diviza i ntre sus in torii evolu iei naturale independente darwinismul i adep ii ideii unei dezvolt ri ini iate i controlate de o ras extraterestr str veche d nikenismul A adar, a evoluat omenirea f r nici un fel de ajutor, lucru care ar face o unic n Galaxie, sau a fost influen at de ni te binef c tori pierdu i n negurile timpului Poate c r spunsul se afl n Soare, iar n c utarea sa porne te doctorul Kepler, coordonatorul proiectului Exploratorii soarelui , i nso itorii s i Mi s a p rut interesant ideea dezvolt rii supravegheate a unor specii inteligente delfini, cimpanzei , precum i premisa c ut rii unei origini a umanit ii, dar transpunerea conceptului n practic a sc r it Desf urarea ac iunii mi s a p rut de multe ori confuz , de parc autorul nu s ar fi putut hot r cine i de ce este personajul negativ, iar finalul Finalul mi a l sat un gust amar n Preis...

  5. Jason says:

    4 StarsMy first David Brin novel I enjoyed this high concept science fiction novel It is a fun adventure to the depths of our sun itself Aliens, monsters, and ghosts fill the action scenes All the while this is a novel filled with...

  6. Claudia says:

    Mr von D niken must be very proud that his beliefs became the other evolutionary theory in this saga D nikenism versus Darwinism You can almost glimpse the birth of Ancient Aliens Series I very much liked well, some of the episodes, at least , which, unfortunately, I cannot say about this first part of the Uplift Saga.The main character, Jacob Darwa, is a sort of Hercule Poirot in a galactic interracial plot A team composed of humans and a few races of aliens starts an expedition to discover a new race which lives in the sun s chromosphere Which sounds pretty good until you start reading The narration has no substance, I think 95% of it consists in dialogues between the crew members The aliens seem to be cut from a comic book, the descriptions are sketched, there is nothing to keep your interest going Maybe I had expected something else and that s the reason for not liking it But...

  7. Will Caskey says:

    The Uplift books are tied for my favorite sci fi series with Asimov s original Foundation series This is sci fi at its very best Brin goes through an astonishing number of fascinating ideas and concepts, but leaves them for the reader to peruse or discard Want racial allegory Sure Prefer religion Plenty of it Political intrigue It s there by the truckload.When Brin goes into pretend science he goes all in One can almost sense his smirk going through this first book that s right, this book has talking chimpanzees and dolphin haikus and ...

  8. Flint says:

    Most recent SF I read is actually a bit dated, David Brin s Sundiver I picked it up because it got a lot of favorable mention in Eclipse Phase a transhuman SF roleplaying game I play tested It s setting has humanity uplifting some other earth species chimps, dolphins, etc to human sentience and then humanity encountering aliens which derive their intergalactic status on whether a species has uplifted other species has client species It has a big debate among humans whether they uplifted themselves to intelligence through natural selection or rather some elder species did the uplift and the abandoned humanity leaving them an orphan species that should be pitied The political ramifications on the origin story of humanity has intergalactic consequences Anyway, I dig it because I m into books on animal intelligence, transhuman SF, etc and it s a great spin on the evolution cre...

  9. Tom says:

    Really fantastic, sci fi that makes you think I liked the aliens and the general mystery plot, but it was the other world building details that stood out for me the technology behind the sun ships the anachronistic idioms used by one character who, due to relativistic time differences involved in her line of work, is from a much older time period the psychological physical tests used to objectively decide that a certain proportion of humanity is too psychopathic sociopathic to interact with the rest of the galaxy the espionage twists that crop up near the end the waxing philosophical political on Aldous Huxley in the final chapter.I know that the next books in the series are set at a much later date, so I hope that the considerations the characters make in the final chapter have some effect on the setting in later books.Brilliant.edit September 2013 I ve read a lot of sci fi since then, including t...

  10. Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    This was a recommendation from my husband, who read these books The Uplift Saga when he was younger and loved them For a science fiction novel that was written and published before I was born, I have to say it has aged very well this could have been written today The technology and the science described is excellent, which was why my ...

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