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Startide Rising (Uplift Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2009

    My Favorite Fiction Novel...Ever

    I first read this book as a young man, aged 18 or 19. I read a lot of books before...and have read a lot of books since. Very few come close to giving me the pleasure this book has given me. I know I have re-read it at least a dozen times, and each time I picked it up...I had trouble putting it down. There are many aspects that appeal strongly to young, male readers (action, sex, aliens, space-faring dolphins, a talking chimp, etc). However, the book has held up to the test of time better than the vast majority of fiction I have read in my life. Even now as a "more mature", middle-aged man...I still enjoy the STORY in the book. My 17 year-old son saw it on my bookshelf a few months back, read it, and loved it, too. There are few (maybe none!)books we have both read and both liked so much. He's a budding writer and I'm a geeky engineer...not a lot of tastes in common. Read this book...and enjoy the experience for years to come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Memorable story

    Read this years ago and it's still stuck in my head. Great story with lasting settings and concepts

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  • Posted September 4, 2010

    Perhaps the best of the series

    superbly written...engaging story that resonates far beyond the story...fully realized world and situation, characters are well rounded enough, with some having enough complexity to be very real...the most fully realized characters are not human, but dolphin...brilliant portrayal of another type of mind (not an easy thing to accomplish)...the wonder and mystery of the "whale song" runs through the book and is not easily dismissed or forgotten.
    The next book, Uplift War, is also superb.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Awesome Book and Series

    The book is set in a galaxy where there are many alien races that "uplift" other races into sentience. This is a fantastic start to the second trilogy in the Uplift universe. I highly recommend this and anything else by David Brin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    Amazing

    I've been hooked on SciFi since 3rd grade (H.G. Wells). This is one of my favorite scifi books. I've re-read my copy many times. Bought all the other uplift books by David Brin, but I consider this the best of the Uplift series, maybe because it was read first, and introduced so many of the new concepts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2000

    WOW

    I just loved the book. It was probibly the best book that I have ever read. Any one who reads science fiction needs to read this novel. I just can't give it enough praise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    An epic masterpiece

    I've read literally hundreds of science fiction novels in the last few decades. Most have long since disappeared in the mists of memory. That includes onetime favorite authors like Niven and Heinlein. 17 years ago, I had the fortune of reading 'Startide Rising.' Simply wonderful. Brin created a richly detailed universe. The planet Kithrup came alive as I dove into the book, literally a page-turner that I stayed up all through the night to finish. It's a wonder as Brin deftly juggles a humongous cast of characters, building to a dizzying climax. One of my favorites of all time. Alas, 'The Uplift War' was a disappointment. I'm looking forward to reading 'Heaven's Reach,' which should finally end the story started here.

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