The universe David Brin created for his Uplift novels, from his very first novel, Sundiver, to his bestselling Uplift Storm trilogy, is a very rare thing...a fully realized world, filled with wonders, stirring concepts, incredible characters, impressive technology, and a dazzling array of alien races.
Finally, Brin and SF artist Kenneth Lenagh have teamed up to offer an illustrated guide to the races, cultures, and history of the Civilization of Five Galaxies. Contacting Aliens is presented as a confidential handbook for Terran field agents, and includes background on a number of alien races included in Brin's novels, including the wily Tymbrimi, the stodgy Hoon, the fearsome Soro, and the mysterious Rothen. The reader will find an extensive timeline of the major events in Galactic civilization, as well as an overview of the Institutes that make up the backbone of the Five Galaxies.
Brin's words and Lenagh's illustrations bring the alien races to sometimes amusing, sometimes frightening, but always wondrous life. Whether you are a newcomer to the Uplift universe or an avid fan, this book will be a welcome addition to your shelf.
Title: Contacting Aliens