Dolphin starship pilots! Chimpanzee scientists! Hordes of vicious aliens! And a fleet of billion-year-old warships connected to a galactic conspiracy. 1984's Hugo-winning novel Startide Rising has everything — yet something important is missing.
Hello, and welcome to Blogging the Hugos! It has been some time since we last convened, and I believe a note of (re)introduction may be in order. So:
Blogging the Hugos is a series of posts discussing each Hugo Award–winning novel in chronological order. We started way back here, with Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man; you can follow along through the successive books by way of the links at the bottom of each post or the handy menu at the side. (If there is no handy menu at the side, click the words "Blogging the Hugos" near the top of this post.)