Brightness Reef

Brightness Reef

In the centuries after the planet Jijo is abandoned for the sake of restoring ecological balance, six different species secretly colonize the planet and live in ongoing fear of being discovered and punished by the Five Galaxy patrollers.

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553100343

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

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In the centuries after the planet Jijo is abandoned for the sake of restoring ecological balance, six different species secretly colonize the planet and live in ongoing fear of being discovered and punished by the Five Galaxy patrollers.
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Brightness Reef

Brightness Reef

BRIGHTNESS REEF A Bantam Spectra Book PUBLISHING HISTORY Bantam hardcover edition / October 1995 Bantam mass market edition / November 1996 SPECTRA and the portrayal of a boxed “s” are trademarks of Bantam Books, a division of Random ...

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780307572721

Category: Fiction

Page: 679

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David Brin’s Uplift novels—Sundiver, Hugo award winner The Uplift War, and Hugo and Nebula winner Startide Rising—are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction tales ever written. Now David Brin returns to this future universe for a new Uplift trilogy, packed with adventure, passion and wit. The planet Jijo is forbidden to settlers, its ecology protected by guardians of the Five Galaxies. But over the centuries it has been resettled, populated by refugees of six intelligent races. Together they have woven a new society in the wilderness, drawn together by their fear of Judgment Day, when the Five Galaxies will discover their illegal colony. Then a strange starship arrives on Jijo. Does it bring the long-dreaded judgment, or worse—a band of criminals willing to destroy the six races of Jijo in order to cover their own crimes?
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Race in American Science Fiction

Race in American Science Fiction

New York: Bantam Books, 1950. 89–102. . “The Other Foot.” 1951. In The Illustrated Man. New York: Bantam Books, 1951. 27–38. Brin, David. Brightness Reef. New York: Bantam Books, 1995. ... New York: Bantam/Spectra, 1987.

Author: Isiah Lavender

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253222596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Noting that science fiction is characterized by an investment in the proliferation of racial difference, Isiah Lavender III argues that racial alterity is fundamental to the genre's narrative strategy. Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre's better-known master narratives and agendas. Authors discussed include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among many others.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Startide Rising

Startide Rising

Bantam Spectra Books by David Brin EARTH GLORY SEASON THE HEART OF THE COMET (with Gregory Benford) THE POSTMAN THE PRACTICE EFFECT THE RIVER OF TIME STARTIDE RISING SUNDIVER THE UPLIFT WAR OTHERNESS BRIGHTNESS REEF INFINITY'S SHORE ...

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780307575210

Category: Fiction

Page: 498

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David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind? The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed in the uncharted water world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles armed rebellion and a hostile planet to safeguard her secret--the fate of the Progenitors, the fabled First Race who seeded wisdom throughout the stars.
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Heaven s Reach

Heaven s Reach

... SUNDIVER STARTIDE RISING THE UPLIFT WAR BRIGHTNESS REEF INFINITY'S SHORE HEAVEN'S REACH AND CONTACTING ALIENS An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe (with Kevin Lenagh) AVAILABLE WHEREVER BANTAM SPECTRA BOOKS ARE SOLD ...

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780307573506

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards, David Brin brings his bestselling Uplift series to a magnificent conclusion with his most imaginative and powerful novel to date--the shattering epic of a universe poised on the brink of revelation...or annihilation. The brutal enemy that has relentlessly pursued them for centuries has arrived. Now the fugitive settlers of Jijo--both human and alien--brace for a final confrontation. The Jijoans' only hope is the Earthship Streaker, crewed by uplifted dolphins and commanded by an untested human. Yet more than just the fate of Jijo hangs in the balance. For Streaker carries a cargo of ancient artifacts that may unlock the secret of those who first brought intelligent life to the Galaxies. Many believe a dire prophecy has come to pass: an age of terrifying changes that could end Galactic civilization. As dozens of white dwarf stars stand ready to explode, the survival of sentient life in the universe rests on the most improbable dream of all--that age-old antagonists of different races can at last recognize the unity of all consciousness.
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Books for the Teen Age

Books for the Teen Age

Author: New York Public Library

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ISBN: UOM:39015079414259

Category: Children's literature

Page: 204

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Categories: Children's literature

Earth

Earth

Bantam Spectra Books by David Brin EARTH GLORY SEASON THE HEART OF THE COMET (with Gregory Benford) THE POSTMAN THE PRACTICE EFFECT THE RIVER OF TIME STARTIDE RISING SUNDIVER THE UPLIFT WAR OTHERNESS BRIGHTNESS REEF INFINITY'S SHORE ...

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780307573407

Category: Fiction

Page: 1044

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Here is multiple-award winning author David Brin's most important, most ambitious, and most universal novel to date—a blockbuster epic that transcends his already distinguished body of work in scope and importance. A microscopic black hole has accidentally fallen into the Earth's core, threatening to destroy the entire planet within two years. Some scientists are frantically searching for ways to prevent the disaster. But others argue that the way to save the Earth is to let its human inhabitants become extinct: to let the evolutionary clock rewind and start over again. Earth is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, a kaleidoscopic novel peopled with extraordinary characters and challenging new visions of an incredibly real future: global computer networks that put limitless information at everyone's fingertips, and environment ravaged by the greenhouse effect, a quiet revolution by the politically powerful elderly. More than a compelling, masterfully told story, Earth is a profound testament about our responsibility to our planet—a message so stirring, it reaches out from the pages to embrace and inspire us all. Praise for Earth “The Moby Dick of the whole Earth movement.”—Locus “A powerful, cautionary tale.”—San Francisco Chronicle
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

FIC Brightness reef : book one of a new uplift trilogy | David Brin . New York : Bantam Books , 1993 . 514 p . : ill . , map ; 25 cm . ( A Bantam spectra book ) ( PS3552.R4825B75 1995 ) 813.54 20 9517601 ISBN 0-553-10034-3 22.95 1.

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ISBN: UOM:39015079622430

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Fantasy Science Fiction

Fantasy   Science Fiction

... from the fourteen - year- Brightness Reef , by David Brin , oldfairy godmother candidate , whose Bantam Spectra ... fun to watch the picture David Brin returns to his Uplift form . universe with the first book in a new trilogy .

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ISBN: UVA:X006015065

Category: Fantasy fiction

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Categories: Fantasy fiction