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Earth | [David Brin]

Earth

The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, best-selling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War- an epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.
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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, best-selling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War- an epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.

©1990 David Brin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"One hell of a novel.... has what sci-fi readers want these days; intelligence, action, and an epic scale" (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)

"The prime attraction of Earth is the author's unfailing resourcefulness in extrapolating a post-greenhouse-effect future that is plausible, dismaying, and amazing in equal parts…. Brin's prose ranges from regular to high octant…. His characters have vivid intellectual lives." (Entertainment Weekly)

"Brin has conceived his story on a supremely ambitious scale, and executed it with all the skills at this command." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    Sean Dustman hanging out in San Diego 08-21-12
    Sean Dustman hanging out in San Diego 08-21-12 Member Since 2008

    Doc in the Box

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    "David has an inside line on the future"
    What made the experience of listening to Earth the most enjoyable?

    The narration was great the characters came alive.


    What other book might you compare Earth to and why?

    Accelerando by Charles Stross, it's a strong view of a possible future.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm just got done re-reading David Brin's "Earth" written in 1989 after a 15 year break to see how well it holds (the Audible version with a nice short story at the end that takes place in the same universe). In some of the sub-plot lines, he talks about the leaders with Swiss bank accounts? Check A world linked by computers and camera's recording everything done by the people? Check. Ice melting? Check. Earthquakes next to the coast taking out nuclear power plant? Check. The cost of connecting to the world wide web dropping to less then the cost of gas and food? Soon. Clearly he has a good inner line on projecting what could go on in the near future, check him out of you're looking for a good read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    02-04-13
    02-04-13 Member Since 2007
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    "great science fiction, characters and facts"
    What did you love best about Earth?

    the connections it made for me about how the world works; social; economic and physical


    What other book might you compare Earth to and why?

    Kim Stanley Robinson "2312" except on a universal palette


    Have you listened to any of David DeVries and Kristin Calbley ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    wish it wasn't over.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie United States 06-20-12
    Julie United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Boring, Green peace propoganda"
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    Overall I am a big fan of Brin, I own practically his hole collection and was glad to hear of a new book from him. But this book I could not get into 6 hours into it and no hope or redeeming characters to follow. Just allot soap box standing about how bad humans are for polluting. I will quote the book "It is not smart to bleep in your own yard" and I hole heartily agree. But this book paints a picture that I just do not believe we are stupid enough to create or the earth that fragile. Maybe I am wrong. Either way, I doubt I can bring my self to finish this book.

    8 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    "Let down"

    The narrators are not bad, but I just couldn't get into the story. Stopped listening half way through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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