David Brin's THE UPLIFT WAR

THE UPLIFT WAR description and bonus information

A WAR OF MANY WORLDS

""Where subtlety fails us we must simply make do with cream pies." -- The Uplift War

"But there is one more reason to protect other species. One seldom if ever mentioned. Perhaps we are the first to talk and think and build and aspire, but we may not be the last. Others may follow us in this adventure. Some day we may be judged by just how well we served, when alone we were Earth's caretakers." -- The Uplift War

In the third book of the Uplift series, The Uplift War (The Uplift Saga, Book 3) (NY Times Bestseller; WINNER: Hugo and LOCUS Awards for Best Novel, 1988; NOMINEE: 1988 Nebula award for best novel), as galactic armadas search the Five Galaxies in quest of the Streaker, bearer of the secret of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the planet of Garth, an Earth colony. Humans and their Uplifted allies must battle their conquerors or face ultimate extinction. At stake is the existence of Terran society and Earth, and the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.

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THE UPLIFT WAR SPEAKS RUSSIAN

Here's an extended Russian-language essay about The Uplift War.

REVIEWS

"The idea behind this series is imaginative and far reaching, and if "The Uplift War" is typical of what to expect in this series, I will soon be purchasing more of David Brin's work." -- Amazon.com customer review

"This time the events that are occurring in Startide Rising have caused some hostile species to move directly against humanity and their children sentients the dolphins and chimpanzees. A colony world is conquered and the governors son goes into hiding with the daughter of the ambassador of one of the few friendly alien species. They join forces with the few remaining free chimpanzees and start a guerrilla war to take back the world (don't look at me, it's Brin's pun)." -- Das Übernerd review

"I read this book for my book club, and it led to one of the best discussions we've ever had. David Brin is the Jackson Pollock of science-fiction, he just grabs a bunch of science-y ideas, mixes them all up, and splatters them all over his pages." -- Goodreads community review

Uplifting novels

The Uplift Trilogy (Brightness Reef, Infinity's Shore, and Heaven's Reach) continues the stirring saga that began with Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War. The entire series is available in paperback and ebook.

I also released a companion to the series. Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide To David Brin's Uplift Universe is a fun tour of the many alien races in the Uplift Universe.

I've posted here short stories based in the Uplift universe. "Aficionado," "Shoresteading," and "The Shelter of Tradition" are now part of my newest novel, Existence (on sale now!). This story details the very beginnings of Earth's Uplift Project. The other, "Temptation," first appeared in Robert Silverberg's anthology Far Horizons and features the adventures of a female dolphin on the faraway world, Jijo, who must escape from two of her own kind and then penetrate a deeply dangerous ancient secret.

See also a page dedicated to the Uplift universe.

COVERS FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Here are a collection of covers for The Uplift War from its foreign and foreign-language publications.