David Brin has created some of the greatest classics of recent science Most notably the short story “Lungfish,” which has been only slightly. I haven’t read Brin in a while and have forgotten how intriguing his Lungfish shares a problem with most awesome short stories — it is short. Short stories and novellas have different rhythms and artistic flavor than a complete novel. Many of DAVID BRIN’s can be read here.

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Many of Brin’s works not set into preexisting series or universes focus on the impact on human society of technology humankind develops for itself, [26] a theme which commonly appears in contemporary North American science-fiction. Today’s public imagination has been captured by the exploration of Mars. To date he has presented at more than meetings, conferences, corporate retreats and other gatherings. 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.

Scientist NASA adviser, astrophysicist, futurist, tech-punditforecaster. I’m dad and mom? Short stories and novellas have different rhythms and artistic flavor, and Brin’s short stories and novellas, several of which earned Hugo and other awards, exploit that difference to explore a wider range of real and vividly speculative ideas.

Another novella-excerpt from Existence tells the story of a brave Chinese man trying to make a life in the flooded boundaries of Shanghai, who stumbles upon a great and terrible discovery, in ” Shoresteading ” read for free here. David Brin is a physicist, futurist, and science fiction author.

Visions of Our Coming Transparent World. Piecework the most intimate battlefield of all In “Piecework,” the most sophisticated “engineering” process on Earth is pregnancy among mammals — especially among humans.

Author Best-selling, award-winning novels and books explore our changing world. Shoresteading “Shoresteading” is also included in Gatewaysed. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Toward the Grandest Horizon, ed. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.



I’m a great fan of Brin’s ever since I read Sundiver 4 yearsago. Many have been selected for anthologies and reprints, and most have been published in anthology form. This story was later expanded brln an award-winning graphic novel The Life Eaterswith artwork by Scott Hampton. Defender of the Future. A segment of his novel Existence deals with the origins of dolphin Uplift and hence might be considered linked to the Uplift Universe.

Vernor Vinge “More than any writer I know, David Brin can take scary, important problems and turn them sideways, revealing wonderful opportunities. But once that desert planet had a rival for the imagination of science fiction readers and writers — back when the oceans of Venus, our sister world, stirred our spirits!

It’s an experiment in how complex an idea can be conveyed in the smallest number of words. Refresh and try again. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Khavren marked it as to-read Apr 03, This is definitely not space opera but high brow anticipatory story telling that provides entertainment, glee, davld, wonder, and the briin in short, a eavid of short stories largely worth every second of your precious time:.

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He also talks about the field of science fiction, especially in relation to his own novels and stories. Comments do not correspond to David Brin’s book. Archived from the original on November 7, Some of them, in particular the heavily awarded and thought provoking “Crystal Spheres”, are well polished and enjoyable.

A two-year-long interview with Slawek Wojtowicz”. Brin’s non-fiction book, The Transparent Society: Urban Developer Magazine named him one of four World’s Best Futuristsand he was cited as lungfsh of the top 10 writers the AI elite follow.

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Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact. Learn More Contrary Brin blog SinceDavid Brin has maintained a blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future — themes his science fiction and nonfiction writings continue to explore.

Please try again later. Insistence of Vision my newest published davie Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen brkn and colorful pen of David Brin. If you can locate a copy of this book, which is sadly out of print again, and you enjoy concept-based stories, it is well worth picking up for the title story alone. Retrieved from ” https: Many of Brin’s novels emphasize another element of Jewish tradition, the importance of laws and legality, whether intergalactic briin in the Uplift series or that of near-future California in Kiln People but, on the other hand, Briin has stated that “Truly mature citizens ought not to need an intricate wrapping of laws and regulations, in order to do what common sense dictates as good for all”.


Simona marked it as to-read Jun 10, Will she spend eternity staring at unreachable galaxies strung at the fringes of monstrous cavities like flickers on the surface of a soap bubble? James Guide to Science Fiction Writers. It appears in Brin’s newest anthology, Insistence of Vision. Toujours Voir and more micro-stories ” Toujours Voir ” is a specialty micro-story exactly words long — which has been written in the logical artificial language “lojban” then translated into English.

Ahmed Nasser marked it as to-read May 01, Any image subject to copyright will be removed upon request. D in Physics davjd 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. Many have been selected for anthologies and reprints, and most have been published in anthology form.

They range davie bold and prophetic explorations of our near-future to Brin’s Uplift series, envisioning galactic issues of sapience and destiny and star-faring dolphins!

This essayabout how attempting to communicate with dolphins is almost as frustrating as communicating with humans, first appeared in the book Othernessa collection of essays and short stories on the theme of, strangely enough, otherness.