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An edition of Startide Rising (1983)

Startide Rising

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David Brin: “Startide Rising” (1983)
This is a sci fi story about a Terran (Earth)
crew of neo-dolphins and humans on the starship “The Streaker”.
Their mission is to find information about the first Galactic
race, which existed billions of yeas ago. The neo-dolphins are
dolphins which have gone through the "Uplift" process, which
creates through genetic engineering more intelligent sentient
beings. For the neo-dolphins, this is also a test of their ability
to apply their intelligence, knowledge and skills to Galactic
space travel and exploration.
The Terrans find an ancient fleet of starships, and on a nearby
planet, an ancient (human?) skeleton. There are other Galactic
races, who are also keen to find information about the first
Galactic civilization. Their hot pursuit of the Terrans forces
“The Streaker” to land on the planet Kithrup, whose watery
environment and atmosphere are similar to Earth. Above the planet,
the starships of the other Galactic races fight each other.
On Kithrup, the dolphins and humans begin repairs to the Streaker,
and to explore the ocean, and the inland area of their landing
site. They discover an aboriginal species living amongst the
trees and lakes inland. There is evidence that there has
been another Galactic race on the planet in the very distant past.

Within the crew of the Streaker, tensions and conflicts develop on
how to escape from Kithrup. The story centers on individual human
and dolphin characters, and their struggle to survive and
eventually to return to Earth with their very important findings.
The story becomes one about courage, determination, friendship,
love, and betrayal, both for the humans and the dolphins.
Main human characters: Gillian Baskin, Tom Orley, Ignazio Metz.
Main neo-dolphins: Captain Creideiki; Hikahi; Keepiru; Makanee;
Takkata-Jim.

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Startide Rising
May 25, 2021, Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
paperback
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Startide Rising
2011, Little, Brown Book Group Limited
in English
Cover of: Startide Rising
Startide Rising
Oct 01, 2010, Recorded Books
preloaded digital audio player
Cover of: Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2)
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2)
Jul 08, 2010, Spectra
Cover of: Startide Rising (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection Edition)
Startide Rising (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection Edition)
2006, SFBC
Hardcover in English - 1st SFBC Edition
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Startide Rising
August 2003, Recorded Books
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
Cover of: Startide Rising (Uplift)
Startide Rising (Uplift)
February 1, 1996, Orbit
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
September 1993, Spectra Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Startide Rising
1993, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam rev. ed.
Cover of: Startide rising
Startide rising
1993, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam rev. ed.
Cover of: Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
March 1986, Phantasia Press
Hardcover - Revised edition
Cover of: Startide rising
Startide rising
1985, Bantam books
in English - pbk ed.
Cover of: Startide rising.
Startide rising.
1985, Bantam
in English
Cover of: Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, Book 2)
Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, Book 2)
March 1, 1984, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: STARTIDE RISING (Uplift Trilogy)
STARTIDE RISING (Uplift Trilogy)
March 1, 1984, Bantam
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
September 1983, Bantam Doubleday Dell
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: Startide rising
Startide rising
1983, Bantam
in English
Cover of: Startide rising
Startide rising
1983, Bantam
in English

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David Brin: “Startide Rising” (1983)
This is a sci fi story about a Terran (Earth)
crew of neo-dolphins and humans on the starship “The Streaker”.
Their mission is to find information about the first Galactic
race, which existed billions of yeas ago. The neo-dolphins are
dolphins which have gone through the "Uplift" process, which
creates through genetic engineering more intelligent sentient
beings. For the neo-dolphins, this is also a test of their ability
to apply their intelligence, knowledge and skills to Galactic
space travel and exploration.
The Terrans find an ancient fleet of starships, and on a nearby
planet, an ancient (human?) skeleton. There are other Galactic
races, who are also keen to find information about the first
Galactic civilization. Their hot pursuit of the Terrans forces
“The Streaker” to land on the planet Kithrup, whose watery
environment and atmosphere are similar to Earth. Above the planet,
the starships of the other Galactic races fight each other.
On Kithrup, the dolphins and humans begin repairs to the Streaker,
and to explore the ocean, and the inland area of their landing
site. They discover an aboriginal species living amongst the
trees and lakes inland. There is evidence that there has
been another Galactic race on the planet in the very distant past.

Within the crew of the Streaker, tensions and conflicts develop on
how to escape from Kithrup. The story centers on individual human
and dolphin characters, and their struggle to survive and
eventually to return to Earth with their very important findings.
The story becomes one about courage, determination, friendship,
love, and betrayal, both for the humans and the dolphins.
Main human characters: Gillian Baskin, Tom Orley, Ignazio Metz.
Main neo-dolphins: Captain Creideiki; Hikahi; Keepiru; Makanee;
Takkata-Jim.

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Startide Rising

Unabridged edition

This edition was published in by Recorded Books


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Audio cassette

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Open Library
OL8151609M
ISBN 10
0788788671
ISBN 13
9780788788673
OCLC/WorldCat
52598585
Library Thing
18983
Goodreads
5564435

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