List of Uplift Universe species


List of Uplift Universe species

A list of fictional extraterrestrial species in the "Uplift Universe" series of novels by David Brin.

When formally referenced a species' name includes all of its surviving patrons and clients. The prefix "ul-" indicates a client and is an abbreviation for UpLifted. The prefix "ab-" indicates a patron race and is an acronym of Aided-By. Therefore, for instance, the species Dolphin is formally Dolphin-ab-Human. Humans, in turn, are formally Human-ul-Chimpanzee-ul-Dolphin. Other Prefixes also exist (such as "zor-" representing former patrons when clients choose to change patrons). Among powerful clans species names can become quite involved.

*Acceptor (ab-Tandu-ab-Nght6)
*Bi-Gle
*Brothers of the Night (ab-Nighthunter)
*Brma (ab-Krallnith-ul-Caltmour)
*Bururalli (ab-Nahalli)
*Buyur (ul-Tunnuctyur) (pronounced like buyer)
*Caltmour (ab-Brma-ab-Krallnith-ul-Tymbrimi)
*Neochimpanzee (ab-Human) - While not actually extraterrestrial, most of the Chimpanzee characters in the series have been genetically engineered to sapiency.
*Neodog (ab-Human) - Not extraterrestrial (and mentioned only in passing), neo-Dogs would be the third Earth native species to be engineered to full sapience.
*Neodolphin (ab-Human) - While not actually extraterrestrial, the Dolphin characters in the series have been genetically engineered to sapiency.
*Drooli (ul-G'Kek)
*Episiarch (ab-Tandu-ab-Nght6) - a race with a powerful talent for imposing their will upon reality itself.
*F'ruthian
*Foruni
*Forski (ab-Soro-ab-Hul-ab-Puber)
*G'Kek (ab-Drooli)
*Garthling/Gorilla (zor-Human-ab-Thennanin-ab-Wortl-ab-Kosh-ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon)
*Gello (ab-Pila-ab-Kisa-ab-Soro-ab-Hul-ab-Puber) ("Sundiver" says the Gello are the clients of the Pila, but "Startide Rising" says they are the first clients of the Soro; the patronymics here are for "Sundiver's" explanation)
*Gl'kahesh
*Glaver (ab-Tunnuctyur ab-Buyur)
*Glououvis
*Gooksyu (ul-Gubru)
*Gubru (ab-Gooksyu-ul-Kwackoo-ul-Okukoo)
*Guldingar
*Guthatsa (ul-Hoon)
*Hoon (ab-Guthatsa-ul-Rousit) - A race known in the Five Galaxies as officious bureaucrats. On the advice of an oracle, a breakaway group hides away in Jijo to rediscover something their patrons took away from them.
*Hul (ab-Puber-ul-Soro)
*Human (ul-Chimpanzee-ul-Dolphin-ul-Dog, potentially ul-Kiqui by stated future intent.)
*Incrementor (ab-Tandu)
*J'8lek
*Jophur (ab-Poa) - originally the pacifistic traeki (non-capitalized), a race composed of semi-sentient individual 'rings' which stack to form a fully sentient - and non-individualistic - entity. The innovation of 'master rings' added the concept of "I" to their stacks and transformed the traeki into Jophur (capitalized).
*Jouourouou
*Kanten (ab-Linten-ab-Siqul-ul-Nish)
*Karrank% (% pronounced as a double glottal stop)
*Kiqui [ab-Human?] - Discovered during the book Startide Rising, this pre-intelligent species is described as a likely future client race for humanity.
*Kisa (ab-Soro-ab-Hul-ab-Puber-ul-Pila)
*Klennath
*Klesh
*Klick-Klick (ab-Synthian)
*Komahd
*Kosh (ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon-ul-Wortl)
*Krallnith (ul-Brma)
*Kwackoo (ab-Gubru-ab-Gooksyu)
*Le'4-2vo
*Linten (ab-Siqul-ul-Kanten)
*Luber (ul-Puber) [also known as Lethani]
*Mellin
*Mrgh'4luargi
*Muhurn8
*Nahalli (ul-Bururalli)
*Nght6 (ul-Tandu)
*Nighthunter (ul-Brothers of the Night)
*Nish (ab-Kanten-ab-Linten-ab-Siqul)
*Oallie
*Okukoo (ab-Gubru)
*Olumimin (ab-Thennanin-ab-Wortl-ab-Kosh-ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon)
*Oulomin
*P'ort'l
*P'un m'ang
*Paha (ab-Soro-ab-Hul-ab-Puber)
*Paimin (ab-Thennanin-ab-Wortl-ab-Kosh-ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon)
*Pargi
*Pee'oot
*Pila (ab-Kisa-ab-Soro-ab-Hul-ab-Puber-ul-Pring)
*Poa (ul-Jophur) [ul-Traeki?]
*Por'n'aths
*Pring (ab-Pila-ab-Kisa-ab-Soro-ab-Hul-ab-Puber)
*Progenitors - the fabled "first race", believed to be the first to uplift themselves to spacefaring sentience, and begin the chain of uplift.
*Pthaca
*Puber (ul-Hul)
*Puntictin
*Qheuens (ab-Zhosh)
*Rammin (ab-Thennanin-ab-Wortl-ab-Kosh-ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon)
*Rosh (ab-Tothtoon-ul-Kosh)
*Rothen
*Rousit (ab-Hoon-ab-Guthatsa)
*Ruguggi
*Serentini
*Se'een (ab-Synthian)
*Siqul (ul-Linten)
*Skiano
*Solarians (ergovores, hence not members of the Civilization of Five Galaxies)
*Soro (ab-Hul-ab-Puber-ul-Gello-ul-Forski-ul-Paha-ul-Kisa)
*Sstienn
*Synthian (ul-Wazoon-ul-Se'een-ul-Klick-Klick)
*Talpu'ur
*Tandu (ab-Nght6-ul-Acceptor-ul-Episiarch-ul-Incrementor)
*Tarseuh
*Thennanin (ab-Wortl-ab-Kosh-ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon-ul-Paimin-ul-Rammin-ul- Ynnin-ul-Olumimun-ul-Garthling)
*Tothtoon (ul-Rosh)
*Tourmaj
*Touvint
*traeki [ab-Poa or ab-Jophur] — A communal organism composed of a stack of sap rings, each with a different function. This pacifist race was reengineered by the Oallie (as requested by the traeki's Poa patrons) into the conquesting Jophur, except for a fugitive group that hid on the planet Jijo.
*Tunictguppit
*Tunnuctyur (ab-Buyur-ul-Glaver)
*Tuvallians
*Tymbrimi (absu-Caltmour-ab-Brma-ab-Krallnith-ul-Tytlal) - An ally of humanity, these humanoids are have feathery sensory organs that extend from their temples and give them a type of psi-sensitivity.
*Tytlal (ab-Tymbrimi-absu-Caltmour-ab-Brma-ab-Krallnith) Non-Uplifted form known as "noor" on the planet Jijo.
*Urs
*Varhisties
*Vriiilh
*Wazoon (ab-Synthian)
*Wortl (ab-Kosh-ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon-ul-Thennanin)
*Xappish (ab-Xatinni)
*Xatinni (ul-Xappish)
*Ynnin (ab-Thennanin-ab-Wortl-ab-Kosh-ab-Rosh-ab-Tothtoon)
*Z'Tang
*Zang (hydrogen breathers, hence not members of the Civilization of Five Galaxies)
*Zhosh (ul-Qheuens)
*Zitlths
*Zugh
*Zyu8

External links

* [http://www.gayspermbank.com/brin/species1.htm Detailed information on the species populating the Uplift Universe]
* [http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l "Killer Bs" (Brin, Benford, Bear, Baxter and B-, er, Vinge) mailing list]


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