Sundiver (David Brin)

30 July 2014


Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun, to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life.

For in a universe in which no species can reach sentience without being 'uplifted' by a patron race, it seems that only mankind has reached for the stars unaided. And now, the greatest mystery of all may be explained...

Average Rating:

Sinclair Manson (20 September 2014 11:17)

There was some stuff in the setting of this book that was very interesting. I especially liked the idea of the lineages of uplifted species and the politics around that. However, the plot felt like a murder mystery by the numbers and some of the other ideas, especially around Earth's society of the future, felt a bit crammed in.

Avril Stringer (14 August 2014 13:07)

This is a dull book but has some interesting concepts. I have been persuaded that the sequels are better and will read them to find out more.