Uplift by David Brin
Uplift is a series of hard science fiction novels by American author David Brin. In the Uplift universe, civilization is made up of many different sentient races. An “uplift” is when a species genetically modifies a species that is pre-sapient so that it becomes sapient. The only species that was not uplifted was humanity – or so it is believed.

David Brin began his Uplift series in 1980 with the novel Sundiver. The series is currently ongoing. The novels Brightness Reef, Infinity’s Shore and Heaven’s Reach are considered the “Uplift Storm Trilogy.” Below is a list of David Brin’s Uplift books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Uplift Books


Sundiver(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Startide Rising(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Uplift War(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brightness Reef(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infinity's Shore(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heaven's Reach(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gorilla, My Dreams(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Uplift Non-Fiction Books


Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Uplift Synopsis: Sundiver is the first novel in the Uplift series by Dr. David Brin. A species will always use the guidance of another when they reach for the stars, except for mankind. Was there a species that began the uplift of the human race thousands of years ago? In order to find out, Expedition Sundiver is headed past Mercury, all the way to the sun.

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