3.0 out of 5 stars
Good but not Brin's best, 13 Nov. 2002
This book is the closest to Fantasy that David Brin has come.
It is a big "what if..." (see the book description) with good characters and a nice adventure but it is a bit slow paced and somehow, I hardly ever come back to this book to re-read it completly or even just a chapter or two.
As wirtten by the previous reviewer, this book is quite different from the Uplift saga. If you liked Earth and Postman, give this one try but don't put your hopes to high.
If you like this book very much, go look around for Guy Gavriel Kay books.