n the 26th century, A human, neodolphin and neochimps crew of the starship streaker crash land on the beautiful uncharted world of Kithup. They must battle hostile alien armadas while they protect the most important secret of the universe. The secret is a alien mummy which gives evidence of the ancient
race which seeded intelligences throughout the galaxies. This novel has scenes of battles in space and on the seas. Startide Rising has also memorable characters both human and alien and excellent speculations about alien intelligences.
This report prepared by Rodney Powell
Set about a century after Sundiver, Startide Rising details the adventures of the beleagured ship Seeker. Seeker is a dolphin-crewed ship (dolphins have been more or less completely Uplifted at this point) with several humans and an ape on board. The ship was supposed to explore, and happened upon the biggest discovery of the millenium - and now half the alien races of the galaxy are chasing them. Startide Rising is set in Brin's complex world of many, many aliens in a civilization much older than Earth's.
This report prepared by Ivy