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Old 10-04-2011, 12:33 AM   #71
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Yes, we have, and while the seventhsanctum generator is a good seed for some cultural info or base ur-species, it doesn't hold a match to what the GURPS alien generator does.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:30 AM   #72
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As it turns out, the dolphin-uplift origin story IS NOT set in the Uplift milieu! It has been incorporated into Brin's next novel, Existence. Which is set in a different, less space-opera universe.

Another chunk of the book, the novella Seasteading, is available online in a few places.

Brin has a blog / discussion group where he might answer questions more speedily than the mailing list:

http://www.davidbrin.blogspot.com/

GURPS Uplift was more work than my master's thesis and didn't make me a millionaire.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:35 AM   #73
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Yes, we have, and while the seventhsanctum generator is a good seed for some cultural info or base ur-species, it doesn't hold a match to what the GURPS alien generator does.
Yeah. I'd probably just use my GURPS Space 4e. I suppose
it'll be good enough. :)

This David Brin love-fest is really making me want to read
his books. Right now I'm plowing through Niven's Known
Space & have to hit Mass Effect next though.

You may not be a millionaire stefanj, but a GURPS book
sounds like a very respectable resume bullet. :-)
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:31 PM   #74
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Pick up Startide Rising. The only must-read of the series.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:09 AM   #75
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Pick up Startide Rising. The only must-read of the series.
*nodnod* Then if you're inclined, read The Uplift War. Then you can go back to read Sundiver, because for being the "first" book in the Earthclan series, it really didn't do a good job explaining the situation. Startide and Uplift War are excellent reads.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:44 AM   #76
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*nodnod* Then if you're inclined, read The Uplift War. Then you can go back to read Sundiver, because for being the "first" book in the Earthclan series, it really didn't do a good job explaining the situation. Startide and Uplift War are excellent reads.
I personally enjoyed The Uplift War most out of the entire series.

The second trilogy should have been cut down to one or two books. There is a huge build up in the first book that ends in a cliffhanger and the second two simply do not do it justice. Interesting world... interesting details about the races... but ultimately a disappointing conclusion. However... if you are looking to a resolution of what is set up in Startide, you do indeed get it in spades.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:30 AM   #77
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Well... not really. We never did find out what Herbie was.

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