Questions tagged [uplift]

Questions dealing with actions by an intelligence species to engender intelligence in a non-intelligent species.

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Science fiction novel involving a genetically engineered servant race uplifted from non-human primates

I belive I read this while I was living in Ohio between 2002 and 2006. It was a hardback novel with a dark cover. The basic story is set somewhere a few years into the future, with society not very ...
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Novel with an uplifted monkey and an uplifted parrot on a space station

I think I read this as a paperback in the 1990s while living in the United States. The viewpoint character was an uplifted monkey and he was joined by an uplifted parrot. They had to defeat some ...
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Is David Brin's “Existence” part of the “Uplift” universe?

A lot of reviewers say it isn't, despite the dolphins, but Brin seems to be trying for ambiguity and has stated 'some will argue that my latest novel, Existence is a precursor to the uplift novels....
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Is there a reason this human character's name sounds Tymbrimi?

It's time to play Guess The Human! Here's a list of characters mentioned in The Uplift War Athaclena, Ma'chutallil, Mathicluanna, Oshoyoythuna, Oth'thushutn, Prathachulthorn, Thlufallthreela, ...
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Looking for a novel involving an agent/assassin who might be a chimpanzee

The worst part about this is that I found the title of this book several years ago, even tracked down a copy and read it, but it's slipped my mind and my prior queries don't seem to exist anymore. I ...
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Title/Author search: read late 70's, last human revived from stasis, intelligent forest

Looking for title and author. This is a novel I read back in high school. Ended on what appeared to be a cliff-hanging transition to a follow on novel. I wasn't crazy about the story, but did wonder ...
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What is the aftermath from Heaven's Reach? [closed]

In the final book (that I know of) the fanatic's seize of earth has just ended and the moderates will soon be in-system to help protect Earthclan. What happens next? ('next' = next few hundred years) ...
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What happened to neo-dogs?

In David Brin's uplift universe humans are given patron status because they had already uplifted chimps and dolphins at the time of contact with Galactic Society. But in Sundiver, mention is also ...
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Are there any scientific projects currently pursuing Uplift? [closed]

The moral implications aside, I remember wondering in the past if there were any projects that were actually pursuing something like David Brin's Uplift. This future history depicts a huge galactic ...
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Any tales about the Vanilla Needle and Jacob Demwa?

I'm rereading Sundiver by David Brin for the first time in a long time. In it, Jacob Demwa is recently scarred by an incident at the Vanilla Needle in which he loses his wife. Brin is excellent at ...
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Who uplifted the humans in David Brin's Uplift novels?

Once a long, long time ago I read the cool novel Startide Rising by David Brin. The Uplift saga that the novel is a part of is about a universe full of different species. The only common connection ...