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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.
"The Uplift books are as compulsive reading as anything ever published in the genre."
--The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
This book goes extensively into the uplifting of chimpanzees. The planet Garth was almost destroyed in a disaster 50,000 years previously and humans were ceded the planet to help... Read morePublished 1 month ago by RAR
This is one of my favorite books that i pull off the shelf every few years to read again. In my mind, this is david brin's best book.Published 1 month ago by Number4
David Brin wrote 6 novels in his Uplift series, and this is by far the best. It can easily be read as a stand alone novel, and I much prefer it that way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Kenney
Very detailed cultures, races and characters in this story from David Brin's Uplift Universe.Published 3 months ago by g
So far I have found all of David Brin's novels to be well worth reading. The Uplift books are some of his earlier books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gary Rulapaugh
David Brin has always been one of my favorite authors. "Uplift War" is even better than his other books, for me at least, for he explores the thinking processes of the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeff Donohue
A good read, but not without its pc undertones. Still left a few loose ends that I expected would have been tied up in this book.Published 6 months ago by Jeff Stiles
This is a very nice book, original idea, great story line. Sci-fi in the best classical sense!Published 6 months ago by S. Laza
I read the Uplift War for a book group. I definitely enjoyed it but I was left with some questions at the end and there were some illogical points in the story... Read morePublished 6 months ago by MC McFarland