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    • Insistence of Vision

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
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    What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen eye and colorful pen of David Brin, a modern master of speculative fiction.

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    • Brin Is Brilliant; Sometimes Too Brilliant

    • By Shawn on 08-01-16

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    • Otherness

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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    From Hugo- and Nebula-winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays about the near and distant future, as humans and other intelligences encounter the secrets of the cosmos - and of their own existence. What happens when an urban archaeologist discovers a terrible secret under the landfills of Los Angeles? Will there still be a purpose for "biologicals" when cybernetic humans become mighty and smart? Come explore these and another dozen startling and provocative tomorrows with a modern master of science fiction.

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    • Meta-Phosphoric!

    • By Cory Hulsey on 07-25-17

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    • River of Time

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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    The River of Time brings together 12 of David Brin's stories, including "The Crystal Spheres", which won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story in 1985. Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory, and our place in the universe. Who guides our fate? And can we ever hope to wrest control for ourselves?

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    • Love this book

    • By Pernicious on 05-26-16

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    • The Dogma of Otherness

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 23 mins
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    It all began when my publisher sent me out on what used to be called a Chautauqua circuit—public seminars and panels and rubber-chicken dinners—to promote my books. That’s when I began noticing something very strange about the way people have started thinking these days.

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    • The New Meme

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 38 mins
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    I earn my living as a writer. In other words, as a magician, shaman, metaphorist. By chant and incantation—and with the active collaboration of my clients, the readers—I create images, characters, alternate realities in other minds. It is an ancient, venerable profession. All tribes have had storytellers, who wove legends round the campfire. My specialty involves epics not about long ago, but times and places yet to come.

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    • Dr. Pak’s Preschool

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Hands, those strong hands holding her down upon the tabletop...in her pain and confusion, they reminded her of those tentacled sea creatures of fabled days which ola-chan had described when she was little, whose habit it was to drag unfortunate mariners down to a watery doom.

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    • The Giving Plague

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 46 mins
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    You think you’re going to get me, don’t you? Well, you’ve got another thing coming, ‘cause I’m ready for you. That’s why there’s a forged card in my wallet saying my blood group is AB Negative, and a MedicAlert tag warning that I’m allergic to penicillin, aspirin, and phenylalanine. Another one states that I’m a practicing, devout Christian Scientist. All these tricks ought to slow you down when the time comes, as it’s sure to, sometime soon.

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    • Myth Number 21

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 1 min
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    Elvis roams the interstates in a big white Cadillac. It has to be him. Flywheel-bus and commuter-zep riders see plumes of dust trailing like rocket exhaust behind something too fast and glittery for the naked eye. Squint though, and you might glimpse him behind the wheel, steering with one wrist, fiddling the radio dial, then reaching for that always frosty can of beer. “Thank you, honey,” he tells the blonde next to him as he steps on the accelerator.

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    • Interesting

    • By B. Warnsby on 07-27-17

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    • The Warm Space

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 36 mins
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    Jason let the flimsy message slip from his fingers, fluttering in the gentle, centrifugal pseudo-gravity of the station apartment. Coriolis force—or perhaps the soft breeze from the wall vents—caused it to drift past the edge of the table and land on the floor of the small dining nook.

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    • Bonding to Genji

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    It is, fundamentally, a question of balance. Minoru reminded himself as he left the air-flyer and set foot on the island that would be his home for many months. Keeping his stance wide and footsteps close to the ground, he moved cautiously in the insistent, heavy pull of Genji. Balance is vital when exploring a new world.

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    • Ambiguity

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Back when he was still a student, Stan Goldman and his friends used to play a game of make-believe. “How long do you think it would take Isaac Newton to solve this homework set?” they would ask each other. Or, “If Einstein were alive today, do you think he’d bother with graduate school?”

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    • Piecework

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    It annoyed Io’s best friend to give birth to a four-kilo cylinder of tightly wound, medium grade, placental solvent filters. For five long months Perseph had kept to a diet free of sugar, sniff, or tobac—well, almost free. The final ten weeks she’d spent waddling around in the Bedouin drapery fashion decreed for pieceworkers this year. And all that for maybe two thousand dollars’ worth of industrial sieves little better than a fabricow might produce!

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    • Story Notes

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Since the days of Olaf Stapledon, science fiction has been attracted to cosmic themes. The three stories in this section are about the shape, nature and fate of the universe...or universes...reflecting recent concepts which would have been thought scientifically absurd only a decade ago.

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    • Whose Millennium?

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 19 mins
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    We survived the transition to a new millennium…when the great digital clock of the common era squeaked, groaned and finally clicked a new digit upon the thousand-year slot. To all the planets and stars, rocks and trees, it was just another day. But none of them love celebrating milestones at the drop of a metaphor. We humans do.

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    • Detritus Affected

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Physicians swear a Hippocratic Oath whose central vow is “Do no harm.” I wonder—how many other professions might do well to set that goal above all others?

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    • Story Notes

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The preceding little fable, cribbed from my novel, Earth, is an example of the super-short story, which some call a “drabble.” Collections have been published in the 100 and 750-word categories, but my favorite length is precisely 250.

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    • What to Say to a UFO

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Perhaps it’s something basic to the nature of late night talk shows, or the topics I’m invited to discuss on radio (space and the future), but there are certain evenings, often when the moon is full, that bring the UFO zealots out in swarms. Collectively and individually, they mob the phone banks, converging to defend the faith, and repulse the big, bad doubter-scientist.

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    • Sshhh…

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Nobody speaks much about the Talent, anymore—that aspect of our nature we were asked to give up, for the sake of pity. We gave it up, something precious and rare, for the Lentili. Or did we?

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    • Natulife®

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 45 mins
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    I know, things taste better fresh, not packaged. They say hamburger clogs your arteries and hurts the rain forests. We should eat like our Stone Age ancestors, who dug roots, got plenty of exercise, and always stayed a little hungry. So they say. Still, I balked when my wife served me termites. “Come on honey, try one. They’re delicious.”

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    • What Continues…And What Fails…

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    Black. As deep as night is black between the stars. Deeper than that. Night isn’t really black, but a solemn, utter shade of red. As black, then, as Tenembro Nought, which drinks all color, texture, substance from around it, giving back only its awful depth of presence.

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