David Brin

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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
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Five Covid items you don't (yet) know... plus Bat viruses and Wuhan collaborations and recent science updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates, infectious diseases can have profound influences on their host populations. Human evolution has unquestionably been shaped by past infections. However, humans have also shaped pathogen dynamics and virulence via a multitude of factors, like settlement, agriculture, technology, rapid long-distance travel, medicine, and global economic integration, continue to s Read more of this blog post »
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The Postman

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David Brin added a status update: My latest posting look at how Science Fiction novels have envisioned alternate histories of the Cold War and the American Civil War, as well as imagining dire scenarios of a second Civil War, with renewed tensions…

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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.”
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“Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora.”
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message 6: by Andy

Andy Love David: Someone was looking for the "Out of Time" series on "What's the Name of That Book"

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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.


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


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Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.
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message 2: 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).


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.


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