Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe
David Brin, Kevin Lenagh. Bantam, $14.95 (208pp) ISBN 978-0-553-37796-5
Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin teams up with illustrator Kevin Lenagh to offer Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe, the definitive guide for any fan of the Uplift series or, as Brin would have it, a training handbook for Terragen Field Agents. From biological and psychological descriptions of aliens (the Thennanin have ""gill-like breathing slits,"" the Hoon are ""stodgy pencil-pushers"") to clan alliances and the 12 official languages of Galactic society, this volume overflows with Uplift information, not to mention humor and imagination.
Reviewed on: 06/24/2002