Welcome to Show #9!
This week, we discuss Sundiver, the first novel in David Brin’s award-winning Uplift series. The first book of the first trilogy, the one that started it all.
Dave, Summer and Joe have varying opinions of the story, which always makes for a lively chat.
We didn’t go into some of Brin’s other works, most notably some essays he wrote for Salon Magazine… one that raised the ire of many a Star Wars fan, and another that made him a target of Tolkien fans. Links below if you’ve never heard of or read them before. The Ninjas might talk about them later, but we haven’t decided on that yet.
This week’s Old School Anime Reviews for Your Ears, by Aaron from Weekly Anime Review, is about the series that began the mecha craze in the USA, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross!
Promo: The Babylon Podcast
Promo: Variant Frequencies
Link: Raven’s Reviews: Sundiver
Link: Review: Sundiver
Link: David Brin’s Uplift Universe
Link: David Brin Essay: “Star Wars” despots vs. “Star Trek” populists (6/1999)
Link: David Brin Essay: J.R.R. Tolkien — enemy of progress (12/2002)