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The Uplift War: The Uplift Saga, Book 3 | [David Brin]

The Uplift War: The Uplift Saga, Book 3

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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Publisher's Summary

David Brin's New York Times best-selling novels thrill listeners with their stirring adventures and intriguing speculation about humanity's future. Set in a universe where no species has reached sentience without the "uplifting" help of a patron race, the books delve into the greatest mystery of all: Who uplifted humankind?

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. As a ragtag group of freedom fighters wage a desperate guerilla war, their only hope for victory lies in unravelling the elusive truth behind the legend of a hidden native species that could prove a powerful ally.

The Uplift War provides entertainment in the grandest tradition of science fiction, with exotic aliens, visionary action, and universe-encompassing mysteries.

©1987 David Brin; (P)2001 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1988

"The Uplift books are as compulsive reading as anything ever published in the genre." (The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction)

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    Andrew mORRINSVILLENew Zealand 11-03-08
    Andrew mORRINSVILLENew Zealand 11-03-08
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    "BIG ENTHUSIASTIC WOW"

    What an awesome trilogy. By the third installment the whole thing is on fire, great writting - marred only by occassional clunky narrative device, outstanding narration and what a story. Inspiring, spellbinding speculative fiction. This lifts Brin into the realm of the great masters: Clarke, Silversberg, Heinlien, Asimov.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David Oklahoma City, OK, United States 05-07-08
    David Oklahoma City, OK, United States 05-07-08 Member Since 2007
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    "The Uplift War"

    Excellent book, in my humble opinion at least as good or better than Startide rising his Hugo award winning Novel.
    I just wish there were more in the same Universe available here...............................DJ

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Detroit 11-02-13
    Colin Detroit 11-02-13 Member Since 2009

    Thanks Audible for your continued support of "This Week in Tech" over at TWiT.tv

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    "Another different story, but same main story"

    This one is nice, it has a good story with the same main story going on in the background or foreground whatever its good.

    Crazy stuff is going on now that the ship of uplifted Dolphins "Streaker" has stumbled upon something they shouldn't have, a whole planet has come under siege from many races trying to get to the info that they have - they don't even know what it is, they want to turn it over to the "galactic library" but cant figure out who because they get the idea that whoever they give it to isn't going to put it into the public library, they are going to keep it for them self.

    There are some cool things here with the planet Garth and the species on it, I wish it was a little longer.

    I liked this story a little better than the others but it wasn't perfect, it goes without saying that you don't really need much of a review here if you liked the first 2 you probably will like this one and the others after it.

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    Kirk Richmond, TX, United States 12-08-08
    Kirk Richmond, TX, United States 12-08-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Very good book. Definitely worth listening to..."

    A very original sci-fi concept (uplift), very good story and good narration.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen Von Eberstein Austin, TX, US 08-07-08
    Gretchen Von Eberstein Austin, TX, US 08-07-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Inteligent"

    Intelligent & thought provoking - I like his world; A future with altruism and good breeding ;^)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 09-04-11
    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 09-04-11
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    "a bit less good than the 2nd book"

    because theres no space action (except like 5 minutes)
    so all on 1 planet. and its centered on chimps instead of daulphins..which a bit less enjoyable
    but its a good book nonetheless

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    Clayton Millgrove, Ontario, Canada 07-26-09
    Clayton Millgrove, Ontario, Canada 07-26-09 Member Since 2002

    I am a sucker for a good story

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    "Not liking this . . ."

    Well, I don't know if this is because I skipped the first two books in this sequence or I am just not a fan of simians as the star of the book (I don't think that is it, since I am a fan of the original Planet of the Apes movie), but I am not enjoying this book. It is another book that I am listening to at double speed, in an effort to get through this as quickly as possible. I am getting to a point where there the story is starting to show some potential (3/4 if the way through) . . . however, I doubt that I will be reading any more in this series. I had about a 25 hours of driving from Lauderdale to Toronto with a pitstop somewhere just west of NY City, and I still did not make it all the way through this book. I would not think that this would be considered a glowing recommendation.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "One of Brin's Most Engaging Reads"

    The Uplift war is an enthralling tale of the Earth's three starfairing races' fight against the politics and prejudices of the Galaxy's older races told through the experience of individuals from many angles. The characters are realistic and typical of Brin, lead you into wanting to listen to the whole story from start to end in one go. Quite enthralling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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