David Brin
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David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, public 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.

David's latest novel - Existence - is set forty years ahead, in a near future when human survival seems to teeter along not just on one tightrope, but dozens, with as many hopeful trends and breakthroughs as dangers... a world we already see ahead. Only one day an astronaut snares a small, crystalline object from space. It appears to contain a message, even visitors within. Peeling back layer after layer of motives and secrets may offer opportunities, or deadly peril.

David's non-fiction book -- The Transparent Society: Will Technology Make Us Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? -- deals with secrecy in the modern world. It won the Freedom of Speech Award from the American Library Association.

A 1998 movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on his post-apocalyptic novel, The Postman. Brin's 1989 ecological thriller - Earth - foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web. David's novel Kiln People has been called a book of ideas disguised as a fast-moving and fun noir detective story, set in a future when new technology enables people to physically be in more than two places at once. A hardcover graphic novel The Life Eaters explored alternate outcomes to WWII, winning nominations and high praise.

David's science fictional Uplift Universe explores a future when humans genetically engineer higher animals like dolphins to become equal members of our civilization. These include the award-winning Startide Rising, The Uplift War, Brightness Reef, Infinity's Shore and Heaven's Reach. He also recently tied up the loose ends left behind by the late Isaac Asimov: Foundation's Triumph brings to a grand finale Asimov's famed Foundation Universe.

Brin serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security, astronomy and space exploration, SETI and nanotechnology, future/prediction and philanthropy.

As a public speaker, Brin shares unique insights -- serious and humorous -- about ways that changing technology may affect our future lives. He appears frequently on TV, including several episodes of "The Universe" and History Channel's "Life After People." He also was a regular cast member on "The ArciTECHS."

Brin's scientific work covers an eclectic range of topics, from astronautics, astronomy, and optics to alternative dispute resolution and the role of neoteny in human evolution. His Ph.D in Physics from UCSD - the University of California at San Diego (the lab of nobelist Hannes Alfven) - followed a masters in optics and an undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Caltech. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Space Institute. His technical patents directly confront some of the faults of old-fashioned screen-based interaction, aiming to improve the way human beings converse online.

Brin lives in San Diego County with his wife and three children.

You can follow David Brin:
Website: http://www.davidbrin.com/
Blog: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DavidBrin
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/cab801

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Best Sellers

    • Startide Rising

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 575
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 416

    Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Better

    • By Andrew on 10-23-08

    Regular price: $39.87

    • Existence

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 930
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 842
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 833

    Best-selling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Will its universe envelop you?

    • By Andreas Henriksson on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Sundiver

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 795
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 567

    For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance - or "uplifting" - by a previously uplifted patron race....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very engrossing and well read

    • By Madeleine on 03-08-10

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Infinity's Shore

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    A futuristic novel of epic proportions from Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin, Infinity's Shore is the second book in the new Uplift Trilogy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MORE BRIN!!

    • By evolkram on 01-14-10

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Practice Effect

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Dennis Nuel is a physicist who, during his research, develops a machine that allows him to explore alternate realities, each of which sport some very strange scientific properties....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Brin novel. Glad it's now in audio.

    • By James on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Uplift War

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BIG ENTHUSIASTIC WOW

    • By Andrew on 11-03-08

    Regular price: $53.17

    • Heaven’s Reach

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven’s Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crowning Moments of Awesome, FOR EVERYONE

    • By troy on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Brightness Reef

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    It's only a matter of time before the residents of a forbidden paradise are discovered by the galactic powers-that-be....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard Core Sci-Fi at it's best!

    • By Chas on 05-14-10

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Earth

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: David DeVries, Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    An epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what an amazing prescient and exquisite story!

    • By Dana Pearson on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Heart of the Comet

    • By: Gregory Benford, David Brin
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Gregory Benford and David Brin come together in this bold collaboration about our near human future in space....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging hard sci-fi with some characterization

    • By William Tanksley, Jr. on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.47

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