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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.
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Existence was an interesting reading.
If the kindle kindle version correctly matches the hard copy, then the book jumped around to... Read more
Interesting characters, fascinating plot line and all too credible future. Excellent read.Published 4 days ago by Ralph Siebert
Humanity receives its first absolutely-verified "message from the stars"!
However, the meaning of this message is not clear... Read more
A masterpiece of contemporary future fiction. The characters, setting, and speculative science are fascinating. Read morePublished 12 days ago by JAThomas
Big ideas, good science fiction, frustrating style
The story starts out slow and I was tempted to stop listening several time in the first few chapters. Read more
Facinating, fun and thought provoking. Why have we not heard from superior intelligences given that we get a relatively late start vs other likely life supporting planets? Read morePublished 16 days ago by Evan L Powell
David Brin has another excellent work here with very thought provoking text. A must read for any serious science fiction fan!Published 18 days ago by Bob Hranek
I did not like all the interruptions to the story line. I also felt there were too many characters to keep track of. Read morePublished 24 days ago by warped space
Existence is an entertaining, but slightly annoying book. I think David Brin felt he was tackling some fundamental concepts of reality, but to me the book felt more like space... Read morePublished 25 days ago by NWReader