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David Brin

Average Review Rating Average Rating 3/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Bantam Press

Published : 1980

Copyright : David Brin 1980

ISBN-10 : PB 0-553-17162-3
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-553-17162-4

Publisher's Write-Up

Of all the intelligent races in the universe, none has survived without the guidance of the Patrons - except mankind. But if our Patrons began the Uplift of the Human race aeons ago, why did they abandon us? Circling the sun, in the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous journey in human history. A journey into the broiling inferno of the sun... to find our final destiny in the cosmic order of life.

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Review by Vex (011201) Rating (4/10)
Review by Nigel (011101) Rating (2/10)

Review by Vex
Rating 4/10
The story revolves around a research trip to the sun, where a possible new intelligent species has been found, the trip is sabotaged by one of the members of the expedition, the question is who? Unfortunately it takes a long time before the story even begins to get interesting, but once it does the book becomes quite a good read. It's just a question of sticking with it!

I understand that this story is part of a collection of 'uplift novels', all based around the concepts that are used in this book. I don't think that I'd like to read any of these other novels.

If this book consisted of just the later half, then I would have probably given it 7 or 8 out of 10, however, the first half of the book really drags it down.

Vex (1st December 2001)

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Review by Nigel (Recycled)
Rating 2/10
I only managed to get a third of the way through this book... and that took 18 months. Just one of those you pick up, read a page and wonder why you are bothering. I'm determined to finish it one day but I think I'm going to leave it a couple of years and then dive straight in and do it in one sitting... no other way I'm afraid.

Nigel (1st November 2001)

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