Nun betritt die menschliche Rasse das Spielfeld, welche selbst zwei Klientenrassen aufgewertet hatten -Delphine und Schimpansen. Aber die Frage blieb - Wer wertete die Menschen auf? Wurden sie von ihrem galaktischem Gönner verlassen, als die Arbeit nur halb erledigt war? Oder schafften es die Menschen, was in den Augen fast aller Galactics als unmöglich galt, sich selbst so weit und zwar ohne irgendeinen Patron zu entwickelten? Viele Rassen in der Galaxie möchten daher nur allzu gerne die Menschen mitsamt ihren 2 Klientenrassenzu ihren eigenen Klientenrassen hinzuzufügen. Aber andere leistungsfähige Galactics argumentierten erfolgreich, daß den Menschen der Patron- Status gegeben werden sollte. Ab Startide Rising sind die Menschen erst seit ca. 300 jahren in Verbindung mit der galaktischer Gesellschaft und existieren in einer sehr prekären Lage mit anderen Galactics. Sie können nur drei Rassen als Freunde bezeichnen, unter anderem die Thenanin und die Tymbrimi. Es existieren jedoch viel mehr schändliche Feinde , die wenn sie an die Menschheit denken, diese als halb-entwickelte barbarische "Selbstentwickler" denken.
The Uplift War
Uplift Trilogy I
Heaven's Reach (Hardcover)
Uplift Trilogy III
|Sundiver||1980||Zweihundert Jahre vor den Ereignissen in Startide Rising, forscht eine Expedition der verschiedenen extraterrestrischen Rassen mitsamt einer kleinen Erddelegation, ob das Gerüchte über einer angeblich in der Erdsonne lebenden sentienten Rasse tatsächlich der Wahrheit entspricht.|
|Startide Rising||1983||Ein mit Delphinen bemanntes Raumschiff, die Streaker, entdeckt, eine beträchtliche, alte, verlassene Flotte riesiger Raumschiffe von jeder Sorte in den fünf Galaxien mitsamt einer uralten Mumie wodurch es zu einem enormen Tumult in den fünf Galaxien kommt, in dessen verlauf die Streaker-Besatzung um ihr Leben und um das der ganzen erdbevölkerung kämpfen muss.|
|The Uplift War||1987||Die vereinten Kräfte Gubru übernehmen eine menschliche Kolonie auf dem Planeten Garth in der Hoffnung durch Unterdrückung und Folterung der Regierung des Planeten so den Aufenthaltsort der Streaker und seiner Entdeckung zu erfahren.|
die letzten 2000 Jahren haben sich sieben Rassen der galaktischen Gesellschaft zu
Jijo trotz der offiziell erklärten Brache des Planeten, welche Millionen
von Jahren andauern sollten, geflohen. Diese Flüchtlinge werden just zu
dem Zeitpunkt an dem alle rassenspezifischen Streitigkeiten beigelegt
wurden, durch ein Schiff, das
Teile der Mannschaft der Streaker jagt entdeckt.
Teil eins DER UPLIFT STURM TRILOGY.
|Infinity's Shore||1997||Teil zwei DER UPLIFT STURM TRILOGY.|
|Heavens reach||1998||Teil drei DER UPLIFT STURM TRILOGY.|
- Anglic term used to describe a religious Galactic grouping which
believe in the existence of ancient ethereal races that occasionally
take physical form and undergo regular Uplift procedures, without ever
revealing their true nature. It is believed that these races, known as
Great Ghosts, put themselves in positions of intervention during
Galactic emergencies, with the Progenitors being the eldest, most aloof,
and powerful of them. This belief system dates back to the time of the
Tarseuh, 600 million years ago. The races aligned with this belief
system formed an alliance (though temporary) with the Transcendor forces
above Kithrup. Thennanin belong to this Alliance.
They believe that the Progenitors "self-evolved on some planet,
boot-strapping to full sapiency all by themselves". They don't
sympathize with Earthclan, however, since they think it's an
"arrogant hubris for mere wolfling to make such a claim".
- "egalitarian and pragmatic". Members - Qheuens, Zhosh,
Guldingar, Tourmaj, Varhisties.
- believe that when the Progenitors return they will be chosen to rid
the Universe of all unworthy species. Members - Talpu'ur.
of Prudent Neutral Clans - Thought to finally be gathering forces to
intervene in the current crisis. Led by the Pargi.
- Alliance of three races that took control of the Five Galaxies for
over 20 million years, 600 million years ago. Only reference numbers are
given for these three races: 97AcF109t, 97AcG136t, 97AcG986s. The first
two were amongst the most aggressive military forces in the history of
the Five Galaxies. The third was responsible for the introduction of
many innovative starship designs. They had control of most transfer
points, centers of power, and all of the Libraries. During their reign
they disregarded Galactic Laws engaging in uncontrolled expansion and
colonization, resulting in the extinction of 80% of pre-client races.
They were finally defeated by the Tarseuh and six ancient races.
- once met the Abdicator Alliance in ritual battle. The Jophur belong to
|Transcendor - formed an alliance with the Abdicator forces above Kithrup.|
worlds - Planets devoid of life and requiring terraforming, but free
of restrictions by the Institutes of Tradition and Migration.
- Star of the planet Calafia
- new and rustic human colony world, leased for only 6,000 years.
Defenseless and may have been taken by the "Eatees".
- Human and neo-dolphin Ocean World colony in the Alph System. Home of
Toshio and Akki, both midshipmen from the Calafia Academy. Defenseless
and may have been taken by the "Eatees".
- Tymbrimi university world. Tom Orley, Gillian Baskin and their mentor
Jacob Demwa paid a visit to this planet and observed the Clideu beasts
which grazed in ever-changing puzzle patterns where genetically inbred
to them by an ancient race.
- Human colony in the Canaan Cluster. Another thrashed planet given to
- planet were mulc spiders, creatures left to chemically breakdown any
products left behind on a world after occupation, are found.
- In Galaxy 2. Home to 90% of humanity and leased to humans until they
die out or move away. No record of Earth was found in the Library
despite five migrations through this arm of the galaxy since the
departure of the Progenitors.Humanity was force to sign an agreement to
leave all other Earth species fallow in order to keep the planet. This
agreement specifically stated Gorillas.
Worlds - Numerous Criswell structures scattered through out the five
galaxies measuring a trillionth of a cubic parsec with a volume of 30
Astrons. They have spiky soft (gaseous?) outer shells with large fractal
spikes radiating inward toward the sun for maximum surface space. Home
of countless species awaiting transcendance.
- A bright green Human and Chimpanzee colony world for over two
generations, orbiting the star Gimlhai. Salts in the sea water were
toxic to Dolphins. Garth had been written off by Galactic Institutes
after the last tenants, Bururalli, devolved and nearly ruined the
ecosystem 50,000 years ago. It was leased to humans on the condition of
restoring a viable ecosystem - therefore human and Tymbrimi plants,
ex:thula great-grass, were introduced. A native vine of Garth
transported specific nutrients all over the forest to where they were
either stored or used. These vines slowly move about the forest looking
for new deposits of minerals.
Garthians named two constellations in their sky, the Sphinx and the Batman. The planet also had more than one moon. Geographical sites on Garth include Mountains of Mulun with Yenching Gap and Lorne Pass, Climar & Quintana Island, Valley of the Sind, Sea of Climar, Aspinal Bay, and Spring Valley - one of the rebel chim hideouts. Since Garth was somewhat isolated from other colonies it was a good target for the Gubru invasion force. After the Gubru were removed by the Thennanin, Garth was allowed to keep the new Library Branch and Ceremonial mounds as part of reparations. Other Gubru reparations would go toward restarting ecological restorations.
Tom Orley had lived here for a time. Gorilla were secretly Uplifted by Humans on this world and were given a 50,000 year lease on the Mulun Mountains.
- Star of the planets Garth and Tloona. Gives off bluish light.
- Toshio thought this could defend itself in the present crisis. Quaint
- Human colony in the Canaan Cluster. Another thrashed planet given to
human, dry and windy. Planet where Harry Harms grew up after his parents,
Marko and Felicity, decided to leave the TSS Pelenor and study the human
tribes (Probsher) of Horst.
|Izmunuti - Red Giant star, one light year away from Jijo's sun. Spews a carbon wind making supervision of Jijo difficult and thus a good hiding place for sooners.|
- In Galaxy 4. The last legal tenants were the Buyur but it has been
occupied by seven sooner races for 2000 years. Jijo has three moons:
Loocen, the largest, Torgen, the second moon, and Passen, the smallest.
- Swamp homeworld of the Jophur.
- Tymbrimi colony world.
Base - Place where Harry Harms was stationed for the Institute of
- Second planet of the Kthsemenee system; a water world rich in heavy
metals. Kithrup had been designated fallow and untouchable by the
Institute of Migration for the past 100 million years, even though
Charles Dart found evidence of a technological society existing there as
little as 30,000 years ago. The last planetary survey was 400 million
years ago when the planet was put on reserve for the retirement and
recovery of the Karrank%. Many of it's lifeforms had metals incorporated
into their bodies, rather than calcium like Earthlings, and shone with
bright colors. Individuals exposed to the seas of Kithrup for long
periods of time would have to undergo chelation to remove the internal
excess metal buildup. Metal mounds dominated an area of Kithrup near
tectonic plates, and were composed on millions of metalo-organic
exoskeletons piled on top of each other. On each island was a drill tree
that sent metal tipped roots through each mound to harvest organics and
silicates, depositing a non-metallic layer on top and creating a cavity
underneath. The metal mound system was discovered to be the larval stage
of the Karrank%. (See Species Gallery) The crew of Streaker found
the native pre-sentient Kiqui here.
- Population-II orange dwarf star with a shallow gravity well. One
habitable world, Kithrup, orbits this star, as well as a gas giant.
- System in which Streaker was ambushed by several Galactic
- Earth colony
- Green soaplike world. Headquarters of the Institute of Navigation.
- Planet of song-birds, that will mimic any sound human settlers make.
Toshio thought this human colony could defend itself in the present
- System or planet where the J'8lek client broke their indenture.
- Pilan homeworld. This planet has a 1.5 g gravity and orbits an F3
dwarf star with greenish-tint light. Licensed to the Kisa, recently free
of their indenture to the Soro, as a Class C colony (residence no longer
than 3 million years), 200 million years after the departure of the
Mellin, who occupied it for 600 millennia. The Kisa found the Pila here.
Outpost - Danik base.
subquadrant - Close to the Orion sector and Canaan colonies. Area
where negotiations took place with the Hydrogen breathers.
- Pring homeworld. Orbits an F7 star. Licensed to the Pila shortly after
- Location of the Central Library. In Galaxy Two.
- Red planet orbiting Gimlhai.
- Homeworld of the Tymbrimi.
|Urchachka - Urs homeworld.|
of Civilized Warfare - Sets down rules governing all conflicts.
Among it's rules are: the tactic of holding a colony hostage is
permissible; a manifesto of intention is required before an invasion or
conflict commences; gives all citizens, regardless of imprisonment, the
right to use The Library; they frown on the mass slaughter of civilians.
of the Library - Most powerful of institutes since it bridges all
galactic cultures through historical records of technology, wars,
uplifts, planets, etc. It can be instrumental in keeping peace and
avoiding wars to extinction. The flag of the Library with a rayed spiral
sigil is the flag of truce. The Library Branch on Garth was a K outlet,
which contained only 1000x all the human books written before
of Progress - small unimportant society to which Kanten Fagin
belongs that endeavors to carry out a mandate of the Progenitors to
of Migration - Stodgy and environmentally fanatic organization
enforcing Galactic Laws of Residence and Migration, determine which
planets or whole areas of space will go fallow and for how long. Also
give out temporary permits to races for residence on specified worlds.
Usually a planet's continents would be left fallow, with a settlers
occupying only coasts or islands. A Class C permit allows for a 300
million year residence. It allows humanity to purchase it 3 existing
colonies at Cynus shortly after contact.
of Navigation - Headquartered on Oakka.
of Uplift - Regulated all affairs dealing with the uplift of species.
It stimpulated that clients must be able to pilot starships, exercise
judgement and logic, and be capable of becoming Patrions someday. It
oversaw all Ceremonies of Adoption for aquiring a new species, and all
Uplift Ceremony - During some periods of Galactic history, the uplift ceremony has been purely ceremonial, allowing Patrons to vouch for their clients readiness without evidence. Other eras have seen a much stronger Institute involved in all stages of a client Uplift. An example is the Sumubulum Meritocracy.(?) The present era falls between these extremes where both Institute supervision and Patron responsiblity play an important role. Though Institute participation had increased since a rash of Uplift failure 40-50,000 galactic years ago. Now both the Institute and the client's stage consort approve a clients development.
The Ceremony serves two functions - to test client species in order to determine their readiness for the rights and responsibilities of the next stage of Uplift and to allow clients to choose stage consorts to watch, protect and if need be intercede on their behalf. Criteria used in the evaluation include many factors such as phagocity, modality of movement, mental technique, etc. The Ceremony culminates in a selected pair entering the Hyperspace shunt and projecting their affirmation of Patrons and choice of Stage Consort. During the Ceremony clients also have the right to ask that the Uplift process be stopped and reversed.
- language spoken by Earthlings; a derivative of English. On other
colonies (not Garth) Anglic had adopted many words form Galactic Seven,
Two, and Ten. Unlike Galactic languages, Anglic allow the use of
metaphors. (Rossic and Nihanic are other Earth languages)
Two - Tymbrimi have a dialect based on GalTwo.
Three - Spoken by the Gubru. Sentences have triple verbs, each one
having the approximate meaning as the others.
Four - popular amongst avian species.
Six - Spoken by Thennanin.
Seven - language that Galactics wanted Earth to adopt. Instead Earth
hired Kanten, Tymbrimi and others to translate the Library into Anglic.
Tymbrimi have a dialect based on GalSev.
Ten - spoken by the Brother of the Night. Tymbrimi have a dialect
based on GalTen.
Delphin - semi-language spoken by natural unmodified dolphins on
Earth. Considered rude if spoken by uplifted Dolphins.
|Trinary - A whistling, chirping, clicking language spoken by Humans, Dolphins and Kanten. Very poetic structure using three level logic. It replaced Primal Delphin and was used by fins for relaxation, imagery, and personal matters. Past, present, and future are hard concepts to express in Trinary. Used in Dolphin poetry.|
- Warship, Captained by Buoult, arrived at Garth carrying a human
delegation to finalize negotiations for the Gorillas.
- Ship that brought Jacob Demwa to Mercury. A newly designed huge
spherical ship using Galactic designs. It could take off at sea level
under its own power instead of having to use a space needle.
- Jumpship traveling to human colonies that Helene DeSilva served on.
- Corvette class cruiser in the space battle over Garth.
Cook - Captained by Helene DeSilva Alvarez. Creideiki served aboard
this legendary survey vessel.
- Gigantic Thennanin arrowhead-shape ship, manufactured 30 million years
ago, that crashed on the surface of Kithrup and later used as the Trojan
Seahorse by Streaker. The Thennanin are terrified of reality
alteration and do not use probability drives. Baron Ebremsev was the
former Thennanin commander.
- Thennanin flagship above Kithrup.
- Starship that brought the g'Kek to Jijo.
- Jophur ship.
and Models of Streaker. Small Snark-class exploration vessel and the
first Dolphin crewed starship. Originally left Neptune, captained by
Creideiki of the Terragen Survey Service. Its mission was manyfold: to
check the veracity of Library records, to evaluate how well a
dolphin-crewed and commanded ship functioned, to establish relations
with potential allies, and to further Tom Orley's military intelligence
work. It was designed with minimal Galactic technology from a modified
Snarkhunter class exploration vessel. It carried the characteristic
Earth vessel trademark of rotating dry wheel to create pseudo-gravity
since Human tried to minimize the use of Galactic artificial gravity
technology. The dry wheel provided human work rooms and cabins, as well
as, dolphin pools for leaping, splashing and sexual play. Within the Streaker's
bow were stored three smaller vessels, the Skiff, the Longboat and the
Captains Gig. The Gig was lost in the Shallow Cluster along with 10
crewfen and the former second-in-command. The Longboat was lost when
Takkata-Jim led Galactic forces away from Kithrup. The Skiff, under
Hikahi command, stayed on Kithrup one week after Streaker escaped
Kthsemenee system and had was crewed by Creideiki, Keepiru, Toshio,
Sa'hot, Dennie, Tom Orley, Charles Dart and 3 Kiqui, when leaving
Kithrup for Earth. Streaker's had an original crew 130 dolphins,
32 of which had died by since leaving Earth, 7 humans, and one
Chimpanzee. (See Characters Page)
of Sunship Sunship designed to explore the corona of Sol. A sphere
with a reflective outer surface measuring twenty meters in diameter.
Nice diagram in the front of Sundiver. A combination of Galactic
and Earth technologies went into the design of these ships.
- transport that brought Humans to Jijo.
- The third slow ship to return to Earth. It was the first to make
contact with the Tymbrimi at Cygnus and bring about the Galactic Age for
Humanity. Once visited Garth.
II - Helene DeSilva signed on to design this new ship since she
missed her jump on the Calypso. It was supposed to hold up to 10,000
- tiny Xappish starship lost above Kithrup.
|X'ktau - tiny Xappish starship lost above Kithrup.|