uplifting n.

= uplift n.

  • 1980 D. Brin Sundiver (1989) 46 David Brin

    The other side held that homo sapiens—just as every other known race of sophonts—was part of a chain of genetic and cultural uplifting that stretched back to the fabled early days of the galaxy, the time of the Progenitors.

  • 1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep ii. xxix. 221 Vernor Vinge bibliography

    I know there have been other upliftings.

  • 2001 K. Davis in Fantastic Furry Stories Oct. a.

    When uplifting became a reality, the scientists went crazy, overgrown kids with the biggest toybox in the world.

Research requirements

antedating 1989

Earliest cite

D. Brin 'Sundiver'

Research History
Elizabeth McCoy submitted a 2001 cite from Expectations by Kristina Davies in Fantastic Furry Stories # 2. Edward Bornstein submitted a cite from a 1989 reprint of David Brin's "Sundiver"; we would like to check the 1980 first edition. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1993 reprint of Vernor Vinge's 1992 "A Fire Upon the Deep".

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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