Brightness Reef

Author: David Brin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405514396
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On the distant planet of Jijo, six exiled races live side by side. Only ancient relics from their home planets, fragments of half-forgotten stories and the crumbling ruins of the mysterious and god-like Buyur remind the dispossessed of a more noble past, whe they were full citizens of the Five Galaxies. The races of Jijo, it seems, have been forgotten, along with whatever crimes thay committed. But for how long? It is at the time of the Gathering, the council of the sages, when the spacecraft is first spotted. For some, it offers a new hope. For others, it heralds a time of reckoning. Brightness Reef is the compelling story of a world threatened by its past and fighting for its future. With a gallery of extraordinary characters, and awealth of thought provoking ideas, it is a novel fuelled by the spirit of adventure and discovery. David Brin at his very best.

Startide Rising

Author: David Brin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405514469
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The second in the Uplift series and winner of the Hugo and Nebula award, this novel describes how a spaceship crew of dolphins and a genetically engineered human find an ancient fleet and cadaver. They must fight to carry their prize of knowledge and power back to Earth.

Infinity S Shore

Author: David Brin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405514302
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The second book in David Brin's second Uplift trilogy is a magnificent addition to one of science fiction's most ambitious and compelling series. The six races had been living in exile on the planet Jijo for two thousand years before they were discovered by the Five Galaxies. Now they are alone again, but they know it is only a reprieve . . . Fleeing across space following an alien attack on Earth, the spaceship Streaker finds itself stranded near an uninhabited planet. Kaa is sent to the surface to investigate. All seems quiet. He doesn't yet know that the planet is Jijo.

Exiles

Author: David Brin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405515279
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A WORLD THREATENED BY ITS PAST, FIGHTING FOR ITS FUTURE Planet Jijo is forbidden to settlers, its ecosystem protected by guardians of the Five Galaxies. Yet, over centuries, refugees of six intelligent races have come, weaving a new society in the wilderness, drawn together by their fear of Judgment Day, when the Five Galaxies will discover their illegal colony. Then a strange starship lands on Jijo. Does it bring the long-dreaded judgment, or worse - criminals bent on destroying the six races of Jijo in order to cover their own crimes? Can the exiles unite and find a way to save themselves . . . and a galaxy beyond? From the multiple award-winning David Brin comes the complete Uplift Storm saga - containing BRIGHTNESS REEF, INFINITY'S SHORE and HEAVEN'S REACH.

Heaven S Reach

Author: David Brin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405514485
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David Brin's first Uplift trilogy - SUNDIVER, STARTIDE RISING and THE UPLIFT WAR - stands as one of the most extraordinary science fiction sagas ever written. In 1995, BRIGHTNESS REEF, the first book in a second trilogy, marked a long-awaited return to the Uplift universe, followed by INFINITY'S SHORE. Now, with HEAVEN'S REACH, David Brin concludes his epic tale of passion, imagination and adventure.

Off Armageddon Reef

Author: David Weber
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330516140
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Here is the saga of humanity reduced, by an implacable alien enemy, to inhabiting a single colony on the distant world of Safehold. To avoid drawing the attention of the enemy through the busy signals of an industrial civilization, the human rulers of Safehold have taken an extraordinary measure. With mind control and hidden high technology, they have built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, one designed to keep Safehold society medieval and unnoticed forever. After disagreement about the wisdom and justice of this course, the dissenters were ruthlessly eliminated. Centuries have passed and now, in a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android initiates a rebirth set in motion centuries before. A rebirth that will provide the only remaining humans with their last chance to learn the truth and to rejoin the universe. It is destined to be a tremendous undertaking, unfolding a story of deception and ignorance, freedom and tyranny, and the liberating power of the truth. 'Nobody does space opera better than Weber' Publishers Weekly

The Uplift War

Author: David Brin
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 0307575357
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David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind? As galactic armadas clash in quest of the ancient fleet of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the dying planet of Garth. The various uplifted inhabitants of Garth must battle their overlords or face ultimate extinction. At stake is the existence of Terran society and Earth, and the fate of the entire Five Galaxies. Sweeping, brilliantly crafted, inventive and dramatic, The Uplift War is an unforgettable story of adventure and wonder from one of today's science fiction greats.

Sundiver

Author: David Brin
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405514442
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Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun, to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life. For in a universe in which no species can reach sentience without being 'uplifted' by a patron race, it seems that only mankind has reached for the stars unaided. And now, the greatest mystery of all may be explained... Sundiver is the first book in David Brin's magnificent Uplift series.

Exploring The Reef

Author: Robert P. L. Straughan
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Contacting Aliens

Author: David Brin
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0307433021
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The award-winning Uplift novels comprise one of the greatest achievements in science fiction history. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and inventive, these books describe a fully realized world rich in character, detail, and ideas. Now Uplift author David Brin collaborates with acclaimed artist Kevin Lenagh to compile the definitive guide to the species, societies, and technology of one of the greatest feats of literary world-building ever accomplished. CONTACTING ALIENS Here in the form of a handbook for Terran field agents is a detailed look at Uplift’s many alien races--from the friendly Tymbrimi to the warlike Tandu, from the wise and enigmatic Kanten to the fiercely reptilian Soro, from the bureaucratic Hoon to the manipulative Thennanin--their physiology, psychology, history; their clans and alliances; and their shifting attitudes toward Earth and its representatives. Here, too, is a history of Earth’s contact and challenging interactions with the mysterious and powerful Civilization of Five Galaxies, a look at its institutions, languages, and customs, plus a time line of momentous events going back 3 billion years. For the millions of fans of the Uplift novels, this long-awaited guide will be an essential reference work, filled with vital information and never-before-seen illustrations that reveal, for the first time in one volume, the keys to the ambitious vision and bold speculation of the Uplift universe. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Proceedings Of The Colloquium On Global Aspects Of Coral Reefs Health Hazards And History

Author: Robert N. Ginsburg
Editor: Atlantic Reef Committee
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Foundation

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The Reef

Author: Edith Wharton
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775452476
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Though best remembered for her novels The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton's 1912 novel The Reef ranks among her most critically acclaimed works. The book offers a piercingly insightful look into a complicated family dynamic that stems from the intertwined relationships of several generations of star-crossed lovers.

The Twilight Reef

Author: Herbert C. MacIlwaine
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The Reef Of Stars

Author: Henry De Vere Stacpoole
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Talking Book Topics

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Talking Book Topics

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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The Practice Effect

Author: David Brin
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 0307575020
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Physicist Dennis Nuel is the first human to probe the strange realms called anomaly worlds: alternate universes where the laws of science are unpredictably changed. But the world Dennis discovers seems almost like our own―with one perplexing difference. To his astonishment, he’s hailed as a wizard, meets a beautiful woman with strange powers, and finds himself fighting a mysterious warlord as he struggles to solve the riddle of this baffling world.