Concluding my "shut up and just play your guitar" moment... here's the concluding section of that stand-alone chapter from EXISTENCE that serves to begin the Uplift Saga!
AFICIONADO - part III
(See Part I here.)
(See Part II here.)
By David Brin
A stand-alone chapter from EXISTENCE (2012)
That day passed, and then a tense night that he spent clutching a sleeping dolphin by moonlight, while clouds of phosphorescent plankton drifted by. Fortunately, the same selective-permeability technology that enabled his helmet to draw oxygen from the sea also provided a trickle of fresh water, filling a small reservoir near his cheek. I've got to buy stock in this company, he thought, making a checklist for when he was picked up tomorrow.
So concludes this stand alone story from EXISTENCE. Also available here.
See the vivid, 3-minute video trailer! (Images by Patrick Farley.)