Brightness Reef (Mass Market Paperbound)

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David Brin's Uplift novels--Sundiver, Hugo award winner The Uplift War, and Hugo and Nebula winner Startide Rising--are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction tales ever written.  Now David Brin returns to this future universe for a new Uplift trilogy, packed with adventure, passion and wit.

The planet Jijo is forbidden to settlers, its ecology protected by guardians of the Five Galaxies.  But over the centuries it has been resettled, populated by refugees of six intelligent races.  Together they have woven 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 arrives on Jijo.  Does it bring the long-dreaded judgment, or worse--a band of criminals willing to destroy the six races of Jijo in order to cover their own crimes?

About the Author

David Brin has degrees in astronomy and applied physics but has been a full-time science fiction writer for many years. He has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Uplift War and Startide Rising, which also won the Nebula Award. He has also won the Hugo Award for short story. His novel The Postman was recently made into a feature film starring Kevin Costner. He lives near San Diego, California, with his wife and children.

Praise For…

"A captivating read."--Star-Tribune, Minneapolis

"Brin is a skillful storyteller."--The Plain Dealer, Cleveland

"Immensely appealing, leaving readers hungry for more."--Publishers Weekly

"Tremendously inventive, ambitious work."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553573305
ISBN-10: 0553573306
Publisher: Spectra Books
Publication Date: September 30th, 1996
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: New Uplift Trilogy