Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brins Uplift Universe
by David Brin and Kevin Lenagh
A book review by Mark L. Olson
Bantam Signet, 2002, 191 pp, $14.95.
Heres an intensely fannish sort of book. Its written sort of as a handbook for humans in the 2400s late in the period Brin writes about in his Uplift stories. Its a handbook about the greater (and terribly dangerous) Galactic world in which they have found themselves.
Most of the information in the book comes out of the stories I cant tell just by reading it if Brin has added anything new or not, but if he has, it isnt a lot. The illustrations by Lenagh are quite good and do justice to the material.
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