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David Brin is a scientist, public speaker, and author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. His 1989 ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web*. A 1998 movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on The Postman. His fifteen novels have been translate… Read more
David Brin is a scientist, public speaker, and author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. His 1989 ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web*. A 1998 movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on The Postman. His fifteen novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Brin serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, SETI, nanotechnology and national defense. His1998 non-fiction book -- The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? -- deals with the dangers of excess secrecy in the modern world. It sparked controversy and garnered the prestigious Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association.
Brin's papers in scientific journals cover an eclectic range of topics from astronautics, astronomy, and optics to alternative dispute resolution and the role of neoteny in human evolution. His Ph.D in Physics from 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. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Space Institute and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
David's novel - Kiln People - has been called a book of ideas disguised as a fast-moving and fun noir detective story, set in a future when new technology enables people to physically be in more than two places at once.
A hardcover graphic novel "The Life Eaters"explored alternate outcomes to WWII, winning nominations and high praise in the nation that most loves and respects the graphic novel.
David's science fictional Uplift Universe explores a future when humans genetically engineer higher animals like dolphins to become equal members of our civilization. He also recently tied up the loose ends left behind by the late Isaac Asimov. Foundation's Triumph brings to a grand finale Asimov's famed Foundation Universe.
As a founding contributor to Amazon.com/shorts, the online publishing venture for short stories and essays, David was a "Top Ten Author." His essays poke at convention and question comfortable assumptions.
As a speaker, David Brin shares unique insights -- serious and humorous -- about ways that changing technology may affect our future lives. Brin lives in San Diego County with his wife, three children, and a hundred very demanding trees.
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*(See two wikis about the incredible string of successful predictions in EARTH:
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