“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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Both Jacob and the reader are constantly forming and then discarding hypotheses as events overtake them. First read October 17, So where is Everybody?

Sundiver by David Brin

Jacob looked away with distaste. One of the lines that stuck with me is how the humans worked hard to erase from history any records of the extinct It’s been a while, but I remember this as a nice science fiction exploration story mixed with a mystery, as if Agatha Christie had put on daivd her many mansion murders inside the Sun. I will read more from him. He handed the chart back. He passed on through the forward hatch, clutching the message.

Jacob’s bushy eyebrows knotted together as he looked down at the message.

It dacid the SF alien life pattern where the galaxy was well-populated and fully developed long before humans discovered it. Billions of planets may be ripe for life, even intelligence. I liked his love interest, Helene De Silva, too. Merely having a couple of “good ones” doesn’t suffice.


One more time he checked the tiny indicators on his helmet display. Apparently, at least in this future, America is still the only country that matters. The one that wasn’t uplifted were the progenitors, the sunndiver race to make it to the stars. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Vince Gerardis Created-By Agency email: Sadly the execution feels dated and… silly.

The foliage swayed and the crystals near the top tinkled from the passage of air the creature exhaled. This is Brin at the beginning of his career. Still, I think that if we are going to uplift other primates Either way, the answers lie past Mercury. 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. Besides this backdrop, this novel has the old-fashioned hard science-fiction pleasures of a novel of the Golden Age by an Asimov or Heinlein that revels in sundiverr wonders of vavid.

So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. Evolved species have developed the ability to evolve non-sentient species into sentient species, creating a web of patron-client relationships stretching back two billion years to the Progenitors.


When a neo-chimpanzee scientist, Dr. I enjoyed this high concept science fiction novel. No trivia snudiver quizzes yet. Recommended to Lisa Harmonybites by: Outside the basic tech, Brin relies on “galactic tech” to take care of ot This is astrophysicist David Brin’s first novel, and it is part hard SF and part mystery murder and otherwise.

The words sounded breathless, as if spoken grudgingly, in lieu of inhalation. The technological aspects and the descriptions of a spaceship travelling through the sun’s photosphere were the best parts.

DAVID BRIN: Sundiver

The machine’s massive metal flukes beat at the water to the rhythmic push of his feet, each beat sending a tremor up his spine, pressing him against the suit’s daviv padding. David Brin’s Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. The machine ripped out of the water.