Uplift Saga

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 184 ratings

Sundiver Summary

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling, highly regarded works of contemporary science fiction. Beginning with Sundiver, Brin provides an intriguing exploration of humanity's future in the universe.

For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance - or "uplifting" - by a previously uplifted patron race. Then humans are discovered. Having already uplifted chimps and dolphins, humanity clearly qualifies as an intelligent species, but did they actually evolve their own intelligence, or did some mysterious patron race begin the process, then suddenly abandon Earth? The answer to this mystery might be as close as our own sun, but it will take a daring dive into its fiery interior to know for sure.

Sundiver begins David Brin's thoughtful, exhilarating exploration of a future filled with an imaginative array of strange alien races, dazzling scientific achievements, and age-old enigmas.

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  • Book 1

    • Sundiver

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance - or "uplifting" - by a previously uplifted patron race. Then humans are discovered. Having already uplifted chimps and dolphins, humanity clearly qualifies as an intelligent species, but did they actually evolve their own intelligence, or did some mysterious patron race begin the process, then suddenly abandon Earth?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful..

    • By Roy on 24-08-09
    • The Uplift Saga, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 31-03-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

    Regular price: £31.89

  • Book 2

    • Startide Rising

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement.

    Regular price: £38.59

  • Book 3

    • The Uplift War

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Brin's Most Engaging Reads

    • By M Holland on 05-04-11

    Regular price: £49.89

  • Book 4

    • Brightness Reef

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Persecuted refugees from six separate alien races have migrated to the idyllic planet Jijo. And despite their incredible diversity, the inhabitants live together in blissful harmony. However, settlement on Jijo is illegal - and it's only a matter of time before the residents of this forbidden paradise are discovered by the galactic powers-that-be.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The narration not the book

    • By Barry on 10-11-12

    Regular price: £42.69

  • Book 5

    • Infinity's Shore

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    On the planet Jijo, peace is upended when the starship Streaker arrives, bringing with it knowledge of a two-billion-year-old fleet and hordes of followers eager to exploit its power. Publishers Weekly hails Brin's "extraordinary capacity to handle a wide-ranging narrative and to create ... complex alien races."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the others

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-02-17

    Regular price: £47.49

  • Book 6

    • Heaven’s Reach

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven’s Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time. The starship Streaker is still on the run with its dangerous cargo of ancient artifacts when the prophesied Time of Changes rocks the galaxy. As each race battles for control and chaos reigns, the truth about the Five Galaxies and The Progenitors finally comes to light.

    Regular price: £40.69