The Uplift War

The Uplift War

The inhabitants of Garth, a dying planet, battle brutal alien invaders, with the survival of Earth and the fate of the entire five galaxies at stake The Uplift War is an unforgettable story of adventure and wonder fr

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553279718

Category: Fiction

Page: 655

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The inhabitants of Garth, a dying planet, battle brutal alien invaders, with the survival of Earth and the fate of the entire five galaxies at stake
Categories: Fiction

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.
Categories: Fiction

Our Grandchildren Redesigned

Our Grandchildren Redesigned

See also the threeUplift Saga" novels by David Brin: Sundiver (New York: Spectra, 1985); Startide Rising (New York: Spectra, 1984); and The Uplift War (New York: Spectra, 1987). In Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, ...

Author: Michael Bess

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807066621

Category: Medical

Page: 322

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A panoramic overview of biotechnologies that can endlessly boost human capabilities and the drastic changes these “superhuman” traits could trigger Biotechnology is moving fast. In the coming decades, advanced pharmaceuticals, bioelectronics, and genetic interventions will be used not only to heal the sick but to boost human physical and mental performance to unprecedented levels. People will have access to pills that make them stronger and faster, informatic devices will interface seamlessly with the human brain, and epigenetic modification may allow people to reshape their own physical and mental identities at will. Until recently, such major technological watersheds—like the development of metal tools or the industrialization of manufacturing—came about incrementally over centuries or longer. People and social systems had time to adapt: they gradually developed new values, norms, and habits to accommodate the transformed material conditions. But contemporary society is dangerously unprepared for the dramatic changes it is about to experience down this road on which it is already advancing at an accelerating pace. The results will no doubt be mixed. People will live longer, healthier lives, will fine-tune their own thought processes, and will generate staggeringly complex and subtle forms of knowledge and insight. But these technologies also threaten to widen the rift between rich and poor, to generate new forms of social and economic division, and to force people to engage in constant cycles of upgrades and boosts merely to keep up. Individuals who boost their traits beyond a certain threshold may acquire such extreme capabilities that they will no longer be recognized as unambiguously human. In this important and timely book, prize-winning historian Michael Bess provides a clear, nontechnical overview of cutting-edge biotechnology and paints a vivid portrait of a near-future society in which bioenhancement has become a part of everyday life. He surveys the ethical questions raised by the enhancement enterprise and explores the space for human agency in dealing with the challenges that these technologies will present. Headed your way over the coming decades: new biotechnologies that can powerfully alter your body and mind. The possibilities are tantalizing: • Rejuvenation therapies offering much longer lives (160 and even beyond) in full vigor and mental acuity • Cognitive enhancement through chemical or bioelectronic means (the rough equivalent of doubling or tripling IQ scores) • Epigenetic tools for altering some of your genetically influenced traits at any point in your lifetime (body shape, athletic ability, intelligence, personality) • Bioelectronic devices for modulating your own brain processes, including your “pleasure centers” (a potentially non-stop high) • Direct control of machines by thought, and perhaps direct communication with other people, brain-to-brain (a new dimension of sharing and intimacy) But some of the potential consequences are also alarming: • A growing rift between the biologically enhanced and those who can’t afford such modifications • A constant cycle of upgrades and boosts as the bar of “normal” rises ever higher—“Humans 95, Humans XP, Humans 8” • The fragmentation of humankind into rival “bioenhancement clusters” • A gradually blurring boundary between “person” and “product” • Extreme forms of self-modification, with some individuals no longer recognized as unambiguously human
Categories: Medical

Uplift

Uplift

The Complete Original Trilogy David Brin ... Streaker 121: Galactics 122: Streaker 123: Galactics 124: Tom Orley 125: The Skiff Epilogue Postscript The Uplift War Dedication Prelude Part One: Invasion 1: Fiben 2: Athaclena 3: Galactics ...

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405515269

Category: Fiction

Page: 1296

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WINNER OF THE HUGO, LOCUS AND NEBULA AWARDS Under the caverns of Mercury, the Sundiver Mission prepares for a momentous voyage: a journey into the blazing inferno of the sun, to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life. For in a universe where no species can reach sentience without being 'uplifted' by a patron race, only humanity - it seems - may have climbed to the stars unaided. This is a feat that puzzles and even angers some of the ancient, mighty Galactic Clans. Now, in a saga that warps from Earth to the far-reaches of five galaxies, the greatest mystery of all may be explained . . . This omnibus contains the first three novels in David Brin's classic and award-winning science fiction series, the Uplift Saga: SUNDIVER, STARTIDE RISING and THE UPLIFT WAR.
Categories: Fiction

Furry Tales

Furry Tales

... 172–174, 176 Theme Park Press 8 Theta 159–161 The Things We Do for Love 173 The Third Jungle Book 100 Thomasina, ... 8 Unrealty 172 Uplift Storm Trilogy 152–154 Uplift Trilogy 152–154 Uplift Universe 152–154 The Uplift War 152–154 ...

Author: Fred Patten

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Tales featuring anthropomorphic animals have been around as long as there have been storytellers to spin them, from Aesop's Fables to Reynard the Fox to Alice in Wonderland. The genre really took off following the explosion of furry fandom in the 21st century, with talking animals featuring in everything from science fiction to fantasy to LGBTQ coming-out stories. In his lifetime, Fred Patten (1940-2018)--one of the founders of furry fandom and a scholar of anthropomorphic animal literature--authored hundreds of book reviews that comprise a comprehensive critical survey of the genre. This selected compilation provides an overview from 1784 through the 2010s, covering such popular novels as Watership Down and Redwall, along with forgotten gems like The Stray Lamb and Where the Blue Begins, and science fiction works like Sundiver and Decision at Doona.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Performing Racial Uplift

Performing Racial Uplift

... been located.3 The title of a 1914 pamphlet, “Lesson IV in Voice Culture Given in Colored Schools, Season 1913–14,” ... vivid stories of first-hand experiences in the war zone in Europe and her series of papers on 'Arts and Artists.

Author: Juanita Karpf

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496836700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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In Performing Racial Uplift: E. Azalia Hackley and African American Activism in the Postbellum to Pre-Harlem Era, Juanita Karpf rediscovers the career of Black activist E. Azalia Hackley (1867–1922), a concert artist, nationally famous music teacher, and charismatic lecturer. Growing up in Black Detroit, she began touring as a pianist and soprano soloist while only in her teens. By the late 1910s, she had toured coast-to-coast, earning glowing reviews. Her concert repertoire consisted of an innovative blend of spirituals, popular ballads, virtuosic showstoppers, and classical pieces. She also taught music while on tour and visited several hundred Black schools, churches, and communities during her career. She traveled overseas and, in London and Paris, studied singing with William Shakespeare and Jean de Reszke—two of the classical music world’s most renowned teachers. Her acceptance into these famous studios confirmed her extraordinary musicianship, a “first” for an African American singer. She founded the Normal Vocal Institute in Chicago, the first music school founded by a Black performer to offer teacher training to aspiring African American musicians. Hackley’s activist philosophy was unique. Unlike most activists of her era, she did not align herself unequivocally with either Booker T. Washington or W. E. B. Du Bois. Instead, she created her own mediatory philosophical approach. To carry out her agenda, she harnessed such strategies as giving music lessons to large audiences and delivering lectures on the ecumenical religious movement known as New Thought. In this book, Karpf reclaims Hackley's legacy and details the talent, energy, determination, and unprecedented worldview she brought to the cause of racial uplift.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

To be Continued

To be Continued

Pocket Books, 1995. 2. ... From the coronation of King George IV in 1820 through the Crimean War, Thomas Kelleway and his sons become ... The New Uplift Trilogy 1 . Brightness Reef. Bantam, 1 995. 2. Infinity 's Shore. Bantam, 1996. 3.

Author: Merle Jacob

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561556

Category: Reference

Page: 465

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Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.
Categories: Reference

Heart of the Comet

Heart of the Comet

In the middle of the twenty-first century, the multinational crew of scientists stationed on Halley's Comet set aside personal prejudices and unite to survive in the bleak, ice-covered environment and transform it into a source of life

Author: Gregory Benford

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553258397

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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In the middle of the twenty-first century, the multinational crew of scientists stationed on Halley's Comet set aside personal prejudices and unite to survive in the bleak, ice-covered environment and transform it into a source of life
Categories: Fiction

Science Fiction Theater

Science Fiction Theater

A collection of science fiction short stories based on the television program "Science Fiction Theater".

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tessloff Pub USA Incorporated

ISBN: 1581857012

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A collection of science fiction short stories based on the television program "Science Fiction Theater".
Categories: Fiction

The Whole Story

The Whole Story

Author: John E. Simkin

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: UOM:49015003033363

Category: English literature

Page: 1198

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This work is the only comprehensive guide to sequels in English, with over 84,000 works by 12,500 authors in 17,000 sequences.
Categories: English literature