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THE UPLIFT WAR

Brin, David

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ISBN 10: 0553279718 / ISBN 13: 9780553279719
Edité par Bantam Books 1987.], [New York, 1987
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Octavo, brown wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first paperback edition. This Bantam proof preceded the Phantasia Press issues. Sequel to STARTIDE RISING. 1988 Hugo award winner for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-163. A fine copy. (#141828). N° de réf. du libraire 141828

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Titre : THE UPLIFT WAR

Éditeur : Bantam Books 1987.], [New York

Date d'édition : 1987

Reliure : Soft cover

Edition : 1st Edition

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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?

As galactic armadas clash in quest of the ancient fleet of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the dying planet of Garth.  The various uplifted inhabitants of Garth must battle their overlords or face ultimate extinction.  At stake is the existence of Terran society and Earth, and the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.  Sweeping, brilliantly crafted, inventive and dramatic, The Uplift War is an unforgettable story of adventure and wonder from one of today's science fiction greats.

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Billions of years ago, an alien race known as the Progenitors began the genetically engineered techniques by which non-intelligent creatures are given intelligence by one of the higher races in the galaxy. Once "Uplifted," these creature must serve their patron race before they, in turn, can Uplift other races. Human intelligence, which developed by itself (and brought about the Uplifting of chimpanzees and dolphins), is an affront to the aliens who plan an attack, threatening a human experiment aimed at producing the next Uplift. Such is the premise of this novel, which won the 1988 Hugo Award.

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