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David Brin

(David Glen Brin)
USA flag (b.1950)

David Brin is a scientist, public speaker and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy
Series contributed to
Twelve Tomorrows (with Brian Aldiss, Greg Egan, Nancy Fulda, Cheryl Rydbom and Neal Stephenson)
   Twelve Tomorrows 2013 (2013)
Black Cat Weekly (with Reginald Bretnor, Hal Charles, Jeff Cohen, Leslie Ford, Randall Garrett, Frank Lovell Nelson, Geoff St Reynard, Hugh Walpole and Robert F Young)
   2. Black Cat Weekly #2 (2021)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by David Brin
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)

John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (1982) : Sundiver
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1983) : The Postman [short story]
Hugo Best Novel winner (1984) : Startide Rising
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1984) : Startide Rising
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1985) : The Crystal Spheres
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1985) : Cyclops
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1986) : The Postman
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1986) : The Postman
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1986) : The Postman
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1987) : Thor Meets Captain America
Hugo Best Novel winner (1988) : The Uplift War
Nebula Awards 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 Book 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
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Existence

David Brin recommends
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 (1987)
Thomas R McDonough
"A feast of scientific imagination."
Double Planet (1988)
Marcus Chown and John Gribbin
"It will be a smash!"
Twistor (1989)
John Cramer
"The most exciting novel about the cutting edge of physics since TIMESCAPE."
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."
Red Mars (1992)
(Mars, book 1)
Kim Stanley Robinson
"Simply the best tale ever told about colonizing another world."
Neptune Crossing (1994)
(Chaos Chronicles, book 1)
Jeffrey A Carver
"Neptune Crossing is a vivid story of both outer space and inner struggle. As in Hal Clements's Needle this book reveals an alien encounter brushing hard against a soul, and takes us from there to the far reaches of the cosmos, all with the sure touch of a writer who knows his science. Jeff Carver has done it again!"
Regenesis (1995)
Julia Ecklar
"Unlike anything else in science fiction today."
Standard Candles (1996)
Jack McDevitt
"Always engaging and insightful, McDevitt can be counted on to ask the deep questions."
Alpha Centauri (1997)
William Barton and Michael Capobianco
"Barton is a gifted writer."
Bloom (1998)
Wil McCarthy
"Wil McCarthy brings thought and insight to the realm of fast-paced, action science fiction."
Vast (1998)
(Nanotech Succession, book 3)
Linda Nagata
"...an epic filled with fascinating ideas, tension, and wonder."
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 (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 (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 (2002)
(Lion's Blood, book 1)
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."
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 (2003)
Mark Budz
"A remarkable book... Scientific, tense, gritty, and thoughtful. Clade pulls you into a bioengineered tomorrow that may come startlingly true."
Scardown (2005)
(Jenny Casey, book 2)
Elizabeth Bear
"Elizabeth Bear is a talent to watch."
Plague Year (2007)
(Plague , book 1)
Jeff Carlson
"One of the best debut novels in years."
When the People Fell (2007)
Cordwainer Smith
". . . a truly unforgettable writer..."
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."
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."
Das Bell (2014)
Chris Berman
"Sample any page for nonstop action!"
Futuredaze 2: Reprise (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?"
Dark Intelligence (2015)
(Transformation , book 1)
Neal Asher
"Asher rocks with XXX adrenaline while delivering a vivid future."
The Dark Forest (2015)
(Remembrance of Earth's Past, book 2)
Cixin Liu
"Vivid, imaginative, and rooted in cutting-edge science."
Empire Games (2017)
(Empire Games, book 1)
Charles Stross
"The keen eye and what-if imagination of Charles Stross fuel a fresh look at alternate worlds."
Avengers of the Moon (2017)
Allen Steele
"Allen Steele makes you young again. In avengers of the Moon, a rollicking "Golden age"."
Count to Infinity (2017)
(Count to the Eschaton, book 6)
John C Wright
"An exciting voice, adding richness to hard science fiction."
Semiosis (2018)
(Semiosis Duology, book 1)
Sue Burke
"In Semiosis, Sue Burke blends science with adventure and fascinating characters, as a human colony desperately seeks to join the ecosystem of an alien world."
Empire of Silence (2018)
(Sun Eater, book 1)
Christopher Ruocchio
"A craftsman of rare ability, Christopher Ruocchio lures you into a future filled with danger, action, irony, vaulting prose, and a few, precious dollops of hope."
Salvation (2018)
(Salvation Sequence, book 1)
Peter F Hamilton
"No one offers action-packed, meticulous, suspenseful, and consistent high-tech futures better than Peter Hamilton, and Salvation cranks all of that up five notches."
The Last Human (2020)
Zack Jordan
"If it’s strange-realistic alien perspectives that you seek, The Last Human delivers characters who spring from the page with empathy, danger, cryptic motives, and chills, all of it amid plenty of action and mystery, in a galaxy of wondrous possibilities."
Veil (2020)
Eliot Peper
"A globe-trotting, near-future thriller brimming with intrigue and big ideas."
Scorpion (2021)
Christian Cantrell
"An exceptional, fast-paced thriller featuring a tech-empowered assassin whose pattern and objective you’ve never seen before, chased by a heroine with tenacious grit."
A Coin for the Ferryman (2022)
Megan Edwards
"In lively style, Megan Edwards gets us turning pages."

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