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David Brin

(David Glen Brin)
USA (1950 - )

David Brin is the acclaimed Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of ten novels and two collections of short stories.His best known work, the UPLIFT series, was described in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION " as compulsive reading as anything in the genre". He has a doctorate in astrophysics, has been a consultant to NASA and a graduate-level physics professor, and lives in California.
 
Series contributed to
Foundation's Triumph
 
Tiger in Sky
 
Forgiveness
 
Star Wars On Trial: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science-fiction Films of All Time
 
Anthologies edited
Project Solar Sail
 
Non fiction
The Transparent SocietyExtraterrestrial CivilizationContacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift UniverseKing Kong Is Back!: An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape!
Through Stranger EyesThe Dark Side: Star Wars, Mythology and IngratitudeGeorge Orwell and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Why 1984 Didn't HappenThe Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien vs the Modern Age
The Matrix: Tomorrow May Be DifferentDisputation Arenas
 
Anthologies containing stories by David Brin
RobotsFull Spectrum 2The Oxford Book of Science Fiction StoriesFull Spectrum 4
Alien Pregnant by ElvisThe Ascent of WonderWar of the Worlds: Global DispatchesYear's Best SF 4
Far Horizons
 
Short stories
The Postman [short story] (1982)Hugo (nominee)
The Crystal Spheres (1984)Hugo
Cyclops (1984)Hugo (nominee)
The Warm Space (1985)
Thor Meets Captain America (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Bubbles (1987)
The Giving Plague (1988)Hugo (nominee)
Ambiguity (1989)
Dr Pak's Preschool [short story] (1989)
Sshhh... (1989)
Myth Number 21 (1990)
Piecework [short story] (1990)
What Continues...And What Fails... (1991)
Bonding to Genji (1992)
Detritus Affected (1993)
NatuLife(R) (1994)
Those Eyes (1994)
Paris Conquers All (1996) (with Gregory Benford)
Life in the Extreme (1998)


Awards
Hugo nominee (1983) : The Postman [short story]
Hugo Best Novel winner (1984) : Startide Rising
Nebula Best Novel winner (1984) : Startide Rising
Hugo Best Short story winner (1985) : The Crystal Spheres
Hugo nominee (1985) : Cyclops
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1986) : The Postman
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1986) : The Postman
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1986) : The Postman
Hugo nominee (1987) : Thor Meets Captain America
Hugo Best Novel winner (1988) : The Uplift War
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1988) : The Uplift War
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1988) : The Uplift War
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1989) : The Giving Plague
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1991) : Earth
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1994) : Glory Season
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : Brightness Reef
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1996) : Brightness Reef
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2003) : Kil'n People
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2003) : Kil'n People
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2003) : Kil'n People


David Brin recommends
Blood Music
Blood Music (1985)
Greg Bear
"One of the best of this generation's idea writers. He explores the very edge of tomorrow, and makes you feel what might happen the day after."
The Architects of Hyperspace
The Architects of Hyperspace (1987)
Thomas R McDonough
"A feast of scientific imagination."
Double Planet
Double Planet (1988)
Marcus Chown and John Gribbin
"It will be a smash!"
Twistor
Twistor (1989)
John Cramer
"The most exciting novel about the cutting edge of physics since TIMESCAPE."
Red Mars
Red Mars (1991)
(Mars, book 1)
Kim Stanley Robinson
"Simply the best tale ever told about colonizing another world."
Cold As Ice
Cold As Ice (1992)
(Cold As Ice, book 1)
Charles Sheffield
"Sheffield's uncommon vision and storytelling skill will keep you on the edge of your seat."
Regenesis
Regenesis (1995)
Julia Ecklar
"Unlike anything else in science fiction today."
Standard Candles
Standard Candles (1996)
Jack McDevitt
"Always engaging and insightful, McDevitt can be counted on to ask the deep questions."
Alpha Centauri
Alpha Centauri (1997)
William Barton and Michael Capobianco
"Barton is a gifted writer."
Bloom
Bloom (1998)
Wil McCarthy
"Wil McCarthy brings thought and insight to the realm of fast-paced, action science fiction."
Vast
Vast (1998)
(Nanotech Succession, book 3)
Linda Nagata
"...an epic filled with fascinating ideas, tension, and wonder."
The Bridge
The Bridge (2000)
Janine Ellen Young
"A whole cosmos beckons, but what dangers lurk before we cross over ? THE BRIDGE looks past our near horizon, boldly exploring wonders just beyond. An excellent novel, well-written and professional... with characters you care about."
Escape from Heaven
Escape from Heaven (2001)
J Neil Schulman
"Wild, irreverent, a hoot. Any other civilization would have burned Schulman at the stake. Did they know something we don't?"
The Getaway Special
The Getaway Special (2001)
Jerry Oltion
"In a field that prizes imagination, Jerry Oltion is one of our most vivid and enthusiastic explorers of new ideas."
Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America
Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America (2002)
Steven Barnes
"...takes you to another place and shows you that things didn't have to be this way...a gripping and thought-provoking tale."
The Wellstone
The Wellstone (2003)
(Queendom of Sol, book 2)
Wil McCarthy
"An ideal blend of wit and superscience."
Peace and Memory
Peace and Memory (2003)
(Secantis, book 3)
Mark W Tiedemann
"Mark Tiedemann is a writer of genuine ability and talent, who explores his cosmos with verve and sense of wonder!"
Clade
Clade (2003)
Mark Budz
"A remarkable book... Scientific, tense, gritty, and thoughtful. Clade pulls you into a bioengineered tomorrow that may come startlingly true."
Scardown
Scardown (2005)
(Jenny Casey, book 2)
Elizabeth Bear
"Elizabeth Bear is a talent to watch."
Plague Year
Plague Year (2007)
(Plague , book 1)
Jeff Carlson
"One of the best debut novels in years."
When the People Fell
When the People Fell (2007)
Cordwainer Smith
". . . a truly unforgettable writer..."
Going Interstellar
Going Interstellar (2012)
Les Johnson and Jack McDevitt
"In our age of amazing progress, why let our dreams shrink? This book helps us to think bold! Let's forge ahead by Going Interstellar."
Three Princes
Three Princes (2014)
Ramona Wheeler
"A well-crafted and original alternate history packed with action, adventure and interesting what-ifs."
The Forever Watch
The Forever Watch (2014)
David Ramirez
"Vivid, action-packed, and yet filled with scientific plausibility, The Forever Watch propels you on tense voyage of mystery, surprise and discovery."
Shipstar
Shipstar (2014)
(Bowl of Heaven, book 2)
Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
"Big ideas. Sence of wonder. Mighty doings and a boldly plausible vision of the future."
Futuredaze 2: Reprise: An Anthology of Young Adult Science Fiction
Futuredaze 2: Reprise: An Anthology of Young Adult Science Fiction (2014)
Nancy Holder and Erin Underwood
"Fifteen modern master storytellers present classic tales of creepy dread and tales of stirring hope. Are you ready for tomorrow?"



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