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Existence

Existence

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Billions of planets may be ripe for life, even intelligence. So where is Everybody? Do civilizations make the same fatal mistakes, over and over? Might we be the first to cross the mine-field, evading every trap to learn the secret of Existence?

Astronaut Gerald Livingstone grabs a crystal lump of floating space debris. Little does he suspect it's an alien artifact, sent across the vast, interstellar gulf, bearing a message.

"Join us!" -- it proclaims. What does the enticing invitation mean? To enroll in a great federation of free races?

Only then, what of rumors that this starry messenger may not be the first? Have other crystals fallen from the sky, across 9,000 years? Some have offered welcome. Others... a warning!

This masterwork of science fiction combines hard-science speculation and fast-paced action with the deeply thoughtful ideas and haunting imagery that David Brin (best-selling author of Earth and The Postman) is known for in more than twenty languages.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Used availability for David Brin's Existence


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Hardback Editions

June 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
ISBN: 0-7653-0361-2 / 978-0-7653-0361-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
ISBN: 0-7653-4262-6 / 978-0-7653-4262-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
ISBN: 0-356-50173-6 / 978-0-356-50173-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Existence - Limited Edition 3D Cover
Author(s): David Brin
ISBN: 0-356-50172-8 / 978-0-356-50172-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
ISBN: 1-5113-9711-X / 978-1-5113-9711-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

June 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Existence
Author(s): David Brin
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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