David Brin's Startide Rising takes off, but could use more gravityJosh Wimmer10/22/11 2:00pm571EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkDolphin 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.