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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.
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 11 days 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
I really like David Brin and I really wanted to like this book but it just did not come together. The read is three parts of nothingness. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alicia Jacinto
David Brin is a fine writer. In a universe in which self-published semiliterates abound, it is a sheer joy to immerse oneself in a work by a guy who commands the language so well... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matt
It's a commitment for sure, but lots of interesting ideas. Having read Brin's other books, I was hoping for a more active connection to a larger universe. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric D. Tooley
All I knew about "Existence" was what I read on the back cover: Gerald Livingston discovers an alien being while collecting garbage in outer space. This sounded
interesting. Read more
A thoughtful, pragmatic and fascinating view of our near future. It has the ring of truth while taking our imaginations to dizzying possibilities.Published 1 month ago by Bexley