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David Brin

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in Glendale, California, The United States




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David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact. His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web. A movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on his post-apocalyptic novel, The Postman. Startide Rising won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. The Uplift War also won the Hugo Award.

His non-fiction book -- The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? -- deals

Oh, thank you science! For offering alluring reasons why I can turn every weekend posting away from politics!

And this time, let's look at some of our fantastic fellow creatures on this globe. For example:

Russian researchers have teased out the separate sounds from two dolphins, demonstrating thatthey take turns and emit sequences of burststhat seem to be discursive… in other words – conversatio... Read more of this blog post »
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Startide Rising (The Uplift...

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The Postman

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Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, #1)

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Foundation's Triumph (Secon...

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Infinity's Shore (Uplift St...

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Kiln People

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" Andy wrote: "Wasn't Myth Number 21 includes as an interstitial chapter in "Earth"?"

You're correct: Myth Number 21 was in Earth. Good memory!
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“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”
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“It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”
David Brin

“Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora.”
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Curtiss Have you tried ny Jack McDevitt - his stories are a bit like a cross between Clive Cussler and Jack Vance, with the emphasis on Vance.

message 3: by Curtiss (last edited Aug 01, 2012 08:30PM)

Curtiss I enjoyed your quote from "Glory Season" about the 'practical things' you'd to ask the local wizard/sorceror to come up with.

It reminded me of the advanced technological contributions to 13th century Poland provided by an inadvertent time traveller in "The Cross-Time Engineer" by Leo A. Frankowski (also "A Connecticutt Yankee at King Arthur's Court" for that matter).

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Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

Rotuma Thank you for accepting my friend request ... I am honoured.

Jayson Virissimo I noticed you had a blurb for Hanson's Age of Em. Did you write anything more extensive about the work? I'd be interested in reading it, if so.

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