Book Two (Brightness Reef, 1995) of ""a new Uplift trilogy,"" so-called because both old and new trilogies describe how...

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INFINITY'S SHORE

Book Two (Brightness Reef, 1995) of ""a new Uplift trilogy,"" so-called because both old and new trilogies describe how advanced Galactic races ""uplift"" younger, lesser races into full sentience and membership in the Galactic community. On planet Jijo, six sets of illegal immigrants--five different alien species, plus humans--have overcome interspecies hostilities, successfully concealing their presence. Now, however, ships from the Five Galaxies--gene raiders, exterminators, busybodies, and what-all--threaten their isolationist idyll. Indistinguishable characters, wildly overcomplicated plotting, and cluttered backdrop: as before, a combination utterly unintelligible to newcomers, and a tough slog even for series fans.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 512

Publisher: Spectra/Bantam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15, 1996