A novel by David Brin
Earthclan, book 1
After making a potentially huge discovery, a mostly dolphin-crewed
spaceship hides from a galaxy of aliens inside a planet's
ocean, where they deal with stress-induced mutiny.
Read October 14th to 24th, 1996
Really good, especially from a new (to me) author. I loved the
interactions; it was a really character-oriented story. New
concept, "uplifting" dolphins and chimps, among other aliens, and it
seemed believable. There were some unexplained points, but I think
they will wait for the second book.