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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.
This is a novel in the old sci-fi tradition of a big idea (I mean really big) woven into a compelling story. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Edgar
Brin's answer to the Fermi Paradox. A plausible (and as accurate at this point in time) tale of "Where is Everybody" and an ending that allows for other options besides... Read morePublished 5 days ago by capt_tom
David Brin's "Existence" is a book that means well, but also one that kills itself due to plot interruptions that aren't necessary. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Paul L.
This is an often-exciting tale about first contact with alien civilizations, which charts new territory while being framed within (more or less) the world we see via today's... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jeff Barlow
The novel is very interesting as discussion of ideas on the Fermi paradox and as such is definitely worthwhile reading and can be recommended. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TkyReader
Great read from a great author...makes one think A LOT! Quite optimistic too, in my opinion ;)Published 1 month ago by Mike M.
Great book!!! Very intellectual in the story premise, thought provoking!Published 1 month ago by Kip
It is a great SF book, following the best practices, of Asimov, Huxley and Aldiss! Highly recommended!!!Published 1 month ago by S. Laza