Sundiver: The Ultimate Voyage (Uplift, Bk 1)
Sundiver The Ultimate Voyage - Uplift, Bk 1 Author:David Brin In all the universe, no species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron -- except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? And if so, why did they abandon us? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. ... more »A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun -- to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life.« less
An entertaining prequel to 'Startide Rising' and the 'Uplift War'. If you've read those books, two of the greatest sci-fi novels in the last 3 decades, this will be an enjoyable piece of background. And if you haven't read those two novels, this is the perfect place to start the exploration of David Brin's amazing universe. As the title indicates, this novel focuses on mankind's first ship to sail inside the sun itself but that is just the beginning.