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"Take a world soaked in near-future strangeness and complexity... Add a beautiful alien artifact that turns out to be the spearpoint of a very dangerous, very ancient invasion... Hotwire with wisdom and wonder... Existence is as urgent and as relevant as anything by Stross or Doctorow, but with the cosmic vision of Bear or Benford. Brin is back."
—Stephen Baxter, bestselling author of Ark and The Time Ships
"In Existence, David Brin takes on one of the fundamental themes in science fiction—and what is also one of the fundamental questions humanity faces in this century. Since Brin is both a great storyteller and one of the most imaginative writers around, Existence is not to be missed."
—Vernor Vinge, bestselling author of Fire Upon the Deep and The Children of the Sky
"Existence is a book that makes you think deeply about both the future and life's most important issues. I found it fascinating and could not put it down."--Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures
I thought the characters were well defined and the plot moved well.
The true nature and purpose of the communication devices makes Existence one of the most imaginative first contact stories I've encountered.
In detail, way too many shifts in context and I ended up not really caring for the characters at the end.
Was good but slow starting, and a little confusing to me. Left a few loose ends for me.Published 10 hours ago by Amazon Customer
It took me months to get through Existence not related to the book itself. As I kept being drawn back to it I passed through phases of utter fascination and periods of wading... Read morePublished 6 days ago by aussie-slow-reader
One of the most detailed and lengthy first contact books I've been reading lately. I've been working my way through the top twenty list and this is one of my favourites. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book and this author. A dystopian future, rising seas, Fermi paradox issues, alien contact, income inequality gone mad. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Carl Scheider
Do you want to know what the future looks like? It's happening all around us, but we don't always see it. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Eric S. Lee
Interesting, not satisfying.
Hard to write a review here without spoilers.
Lots of interesting concepts, very weak case made for "why" the aliens must present... Read more
Excellent book. Lots of great ideas. A bit jumpy plot line kept from burning through it like some of davids books but the substance was well worth the read and ultimately... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremie J. Perry
Followers of Brin, lovers of "hard scifi", here is another great book for you!
It is true that small parts of this oeuvre derive from his past work, and possibly this book... Read more