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Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, Book 1) by David…
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Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, Book 1) (original 1980; edition 1985)

by David Brin

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Mankind encounters conflicts among the inhabitants of the universe, as brave individuals prepare to journey into the boiling inferno of the sun.
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Title:Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, Book 1)
Authors:David Brin
Info:Spectra (1985), Mass Market Paperback, 352 Seiten
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  ritaer | Jun 6, 2020 |
I greatly enjoyed re-reading this one. I did not notice a great difference from the 80's edition, but according to the author, that means he was successful in removing some overly 80's language. ( )
  Karlstar | May 28, 2020 |
2020 reread:
Boy, this was not at all the book that I thought that I remembered! I must have subconsciously recalled the main point as I did "figure out" many of the twists in the plot but I had forgotten the main framework of the story! I thought it was going to be about the dolphins not the 'Solarians' whose existence I didn't believe in until the very end of the book! I thought that they too were part of the hoax. ( )
  leslie.98 | Mar 29, 2020 |


A fun re-read of a childhood sci-fi favorite. I think I liked it better today as I could enjoy the psychological drama as opposed to simply the moments of hard sci-fi. I won't re-read Startide Rising or venture into his other books in this series, but I'm glad I had the chance to enjoy Sundiver again. ( )
  drew_asson | Mar 22, 2020 |
So so story with a few interesting concepts. ( )
  travelster | Jan 14, 2020 |
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Burns, JimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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... it is reasonable to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star. - A. S. Eddington, 1926
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To my brothers Dan and Stan, to Arglebargle the IVth . . . and to somebody else.
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"Makakai, are you ready?"
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"Once a caveman, always a caveman, ejh LaRoque? Men get all the way to the sun, and they build a fire to stay warm!"
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