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The Uplift War by David Brin
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The Uplift War (1987)

by David Brin

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Series: Uplift Saga (3), First Uplift Trilogy (3)

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Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.
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aliens, humans & human client races dolphins and neo-chimps vie for place in billions yr old galactic civilization over ravaged planet Garth & new client race Very good
  ritaer | May 19, 2020 |
[a:David Brin|21475|Pat Frank|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1224662677p2/21475.jpg] is an excellent storyteller and this was quite a fun read. Most interesting are the bits and pieces about the greater workings of Brin's Galactic society, wherein sentience is gained through patron races "uplifting" species into sapientcy (after which they are indentured to the patron race for milliena as part of a billions year-old caste system). Humans (and their pre-alien contact client races, dolphins and chimps) are the only exceptions, having seemlying uplifted ourselves.

The Uplift War leaves unresolved most of the plot from the previous novel [b:Startide Rising|234501|Startide Rising (Uplift Saga, Book 2)|David Brin|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1172970140s/234501.jpg|251634], taking place on a separate planet with totally new characters. Hopefully, Brin's later books in the universe address some of the epic-scale narrative set in motion there- I'm certainly interested in reading more of it. ( )
  thegreatape | Jan 7, 2020 |
Read as part of Uplift: The Complete Trilogy. ( )
  kephradyx | Jun 20, 2017 |
Chimps and Gorillas and Humans, Oh My!

A half decent story intermixed with Brin's own evolutionistic life outlook.

I suspect this is how an atheist might feel while reading C.S. Lewis... ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I preferred _Startide Rising_ or even _Sundiver_ to this book, but still Brin is a great one for capturing how different species of beings might react - thrown in midst of the story he manages to dream up for them. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Brin, Davidprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barlowe, Wayne D.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bauer, JerryAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giancola, DonatoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roberts, TonyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zimet, JayeMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sentient Earthlings join
In crucial monkey-business...
Outwit aliens.
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