Exiles - Uplift Omnibus 2 Author:David Brin 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 discov... more »er 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? Exiles (Uplift Omnibus 2): The Uplift Storm Trilogy: Brightness Reef, Infinity's Shore, Heaven's Reach.
Brightness Reef (Uplift Storm, Bk 1) (Uplift, Bk 4) (1995): On the distant planet of Jijo, five exiled races established by the Progenitors, live side by side. How they arrived there is no longer known -- the only clues are ancient relics and fragmented stories. But then a craft appears in the sky, and it seems that the races of Jijo have not been forgotten.
Infinity's Shore (Uplift Storm, Bk 2) (Uplift, Bk 5) (1996): For two thousand years, Jijo, planet of fugitives, has sheltered six bands of sapient beings, each with a different reason for fleeing the ancient civilization of the Five Galaxies. On Jijo, races that had been deadly enemies on the star lanes have instead found ways to get along, in a rough but promising peace. Their greatest wish: to be left alone. Their greatest fear, foretold in a dour religion: an inevitable Judgment Day, when godlike Galactic authorities will punish their illegal colony.
Heaven's Reach (Uplift Storm, Bk 3) (Uplift, Bk 6) (1998): After centuries of peace, the six fugitive races that escaped to Jijo from the Five Galaxies have been discovered by the terrifying Jophur. Their only hope is the ship that led Jophur to them -- it contains ancient artefacts which could unlock their past.