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David Brin

Author of The Postman

Includes the names: David Brin, Dėvid Brin, David Brinn, G. David Brin, Glen David Brin

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David Brin is a scientist, writer, and public speaker. He was born in Pasadena, California, on October 9, 1950. Brin attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and later earned a doctorate at the University of California. He accepted a position as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company. Brin is a former fellow at the California Space Institute and serves on several government and nongovernment advisory committees dealing with issues involved with technological growth. Brin has lectured all over the world on such topics as space flight, ecology, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Brin deals with global warming, the destruction of the ozone layer, and pollution of Earth. His 1987 novel, The Uplift War, received the Hugo Award and the Locus Award. His novels have been translated into 20 languages. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Startide Rising… (more)
The Postman 4,077 copies, 86 reviews
Startide Rising 4,047 copies, 55 reviews
Sundiver 3,851 copies, 61 reviews
The Uplift War 3,168 copies, 31 reviews
Brightness Reef 2,450 copies, 22 reviews
Earth 2,353 copies, 39 reviews
Infinity's Shore 2,013 copies, 10 reviews
Heaven's Reach 1,885 copies, 16 reviews
Kiln People 1,853 copies, 48 reviews
Glory Season 1,531 copies, 14 reviews
The Practice Effect 1,476 copies, 13 reviews
Foundation's Triumph (Author) 1,300 copies, 14 reviews
Heart of the Comet 1,176 copies, 7 reviews
Existence 892 copies, 46 reviews
Otherness 871 copies, 12 reviews
The River of Time 814 copies, 8 reviews
The Life Eaters 141 copies, 4 reviews
Tomorrow Happens 79 copies, 4 reviews
Forgiveness 68 copies, 5 reviews
Insistence of Vision 51 copies, 3 reviews
The Crystal Spheres {story} (Author) 49 copies, 1 review
Reality Check {story} 48 copies, 5 reviews
Sky Horizon 40 copies, 3 reviews
Thor Meets Captain America 28 copies, 1 review
Stones of Significance 26 copies, 1 review
The Best of David Brin 25 copies, 2 reviews
Piecework 25 copies, 1 review
Earth I 20 copies, 1 review
Temptation 20 copies, 2 reviews
Earth II 19 copies
What Continues What Fails 9 copies, 1 review
Lungfish 9 copies
Those Eyes 8 copies
Just A Hint 8 copies
Natulife 7 copies
Bubbles 6 copies
Ambiguity 5 copies
Privacy 4 copies, 1 review
Kil'n Time 3 copies
The Diplomacy Guild 3 copies, 1 review
Alas, Babylon (Foreword, some editions) 4,803 copies, 143 reviews
Stand on Zanzibar (Introduction, some editions) 3,141 copies, 51 reviews
N-Space (Contributor) 1,121 copies, 5 reviews
Far Horizons (Contributor) 760 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 434 copies, 8 reviews
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (Contributor) 382 copies, 5 reviews
The Hard SF Renaissance (Contributor) 333 copies, 4 reviews
The Space Opera Renaissance (Contributor) 279 copies, 5 reviews
Year's Best SF 6 (Contributor) 272 copies, 6 reviews
Year's Best SF 4 (Contributor) 254 copies, 1 review
The 1989 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 232 copies, 1 review
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (Contributor) 226 copies, 3 reviews
Murasaki (Contributor) 221 copies, 3 reviews
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (Contributor) 172 copies, 5 reviews
Old Venus (Contributor) 164 copies, 7 reviews
Live Without a Net (Contributor) 143 copies, 3 reviews
The Postman [1997 film] (Original book) 127 copies
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (Contributor) 126 copies, 6 reviews
Full Spectrum 2 (Contributor) 116 copies
The Universe (Contributor) 114 copies, 2 reviews
Full Spectrum 4 (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
Project Solar Sail (Contributor) 97 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1 (Contributor) 96 copies, 3 reviews
Alien Pregnant by Elvis (Contributor) 90 copies, 2 reviews
Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science (Contributor) 82 copies, 1 review
Ring of Fire IV (Contributor, some editions) 74 copies, 3 reviews
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (Contributor) 71 copies, 3 reviews
The Microverse (Contributor) 65 copies
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
Interzone: The 3rd Anthology (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
The Williamson Effect (Introduction) 38 copies
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon (Contributor) 34 copies, 2 reviews
Space Cadets (Contributor) 30 copies
The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 2 (Contributor) 27 copies, 3 reviews
Interzone: The 5th Anthology (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Novel Ideas: Science Fiction (Contributor) 21 copies
Worst Contact (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's tomorrow's voices (Contributor) 14 copies
Pwning Tomorrow (Contributor) 11 copies
Vital: The Future of Healthcare (Contributor) 10 copies, 1 review
Ikarus 2002 (Contributor) 8 copies
Orbiter (Introduction) 8 copies
I mondi del possibile (Contributor) 7 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 16 • September 2011 (Contributor) 7 copies, 1 review
Free Stories 2016 (Contributor, some editions) 6 copies
Wassermans Roboter (Contributor) 6 copies
Abortion Stories: Fiction on Fire (Foreword; Contributor) 5 copies
Analog 5 (Contributor, some editions) 5 copies
Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 5, November 2013 (Contributor) 5 copies, 1 review
Interzone 033 (Contributor) 5 copies, 1 review
The Chronicles of Davids (Contributor) 4 copies
StarShipSofa Stories Volume 3 (Contributor) 4 copies
Papa Godzilla (Contributor) 4 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 96 • May 2018 (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
Interzone 023 (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review

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