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Reality Check
by David Brin
Do you ever get that sense of deja vu...a feeling that you've experienced something before? As computers get more and more complex, they are able to replicate the nature of reality in ever finer detail. How would we recognize if we were living in a computer simulation – a highly accurate world of virtual reality? Perhaps this isn't...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
The Giving Plague
by David Brin
Not all villains succeed at being evil. Not all diseases deserve the word plague. Fate can be ironic indeed. The chilling short story, The Giving Plague, follows microbiologist Forry, a self-proclaimed cynic, jealous of his “boy wonder” colleague who discovers a unique virus that could change humanity. Transmitted by blood donations...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
Sundiver (Uplift Trilogy Book 1)
by David Brin
No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in history--a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun. From...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
The Crystal Spheres
by David Brin
In a universe filled with habitable worlds why have we had no contact with extraterrestrial intelligence? David Brin's "The Crystal Spheres" offers a fantastic explanation for the Great Silence. Instead of being late-comers - might humanity have come upon the scene too early? This haunting tale was voted one of the "most beautiful of the...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
The Uplift War (Uplift Trilogy Book 3)
by David Brin
David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.   Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War --a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time.  Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2)
by David Brin
David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.   Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War --a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time.  Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
Existence
by David Brin
Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence . Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there's something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
Earth
by David Brin
The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, bestselling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War--an epic novel set fifty years from tomorrow, a carefully reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.
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Categories: All Science Fiction; Bestsellers
The Postman
by David Brin
This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.  A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction. He was a...
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River of Time
by David Brin
The River of Time brings together twelve of David Brin's finest stories, including "The Crystal Spheres", which won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story in 1985. Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory, and our place in the universe....
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Infinity's Shore (The New Uplift Trilogy Book 2)
by David Brin
Nebula and Hugo award-winning author David Brin continues his bestselling Uplift series in this second novel of a bold new trilogy. Imaginative, inventive, and filled with Brin's trademark mix of adventure, passion, and wit, Infinity's Shore carries us further than ever before into the heart of the most beloved and extraordinary...
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Heaven's Reach (The New Uplift Trilogy Book 3)
by David Brin
Winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards, David Brin brings his bestselling Uplift series to a magnificent conclusion with his most imaginative and powerful novel to date--the shattering epic of a universe poised on the brink of revelation...or annihilation. The brutal enemy that has relentlessly pursued them for centuries has arrived. Now...
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The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom?
by David Brin
In New York and Baltimore, police cameras scan public areas twenty-four hours a day. Huge commercial databases track you finances and sell that information to anyone willing to pay. Host sites on the World Wide Web record every page you view, and “smart” toll roads know where you drive. Every day, new technology nibbles at our...
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Categories: History
Dr. Pak's Preschool
by David Brin
What if education could be extended into the womb? Would we get brilliant, well-balanced babies? Monsters? Or a frightening/hopeful combination of both? Chilling and plausible and under option to be made a feature film, Dr. Pak's Preschool explores the bright and very dark possibilities when science meddles in the most intimate human act...
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Categories: All Science Fiction; Drama
Brightness Reef (The New Uplift Trilogy Book 1)
by David Brin
David Brin's Uplift novels-- Sundiver, Hugo award winner The Uplift War, and Hugo and Nebula winner Startide Rising --are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction tales ever written.  Now David Brin returns to this future universe for a new Uplift trilogy, packed with adventure, passion and wit. The planet Jijo...
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Thor Meets Captain America
by David Brin
Nominated for a Hugo Award in 1987, Thor Meets Captain America offers an alternate history exploring a chilling scenario behind the Holocaust. In this parallel world, the Nazis narrowly avoid defeat in World War II when they are championed by the gods of the Norse Pantheon. At a dramatic turn, Loki joins the Allies and they prepare a...
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Otherness
by David Brin
From Hugo and Nebula winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays about the near and distant future, as humans and other intelligences encounter the secrets of the cosmos – and of their own existence. In The Giving Plague, a virus, transmitted by blood donation, begins to change humanity. In Dr....
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Kiln People (The Kiln Books)
by David Brin
In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes...
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Categories: All Science Fiction; Bestsellers
The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien vs the Modern Age
by David Brin
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction author and futurist David Brin skewers Tolkien as an elitist reactionary. Must reading for anyone interested in LOTR, science, the Enlightenment, tolerance, or skepticism. Excerpted from THROUGH STRANGER EYES (paperback, Nimble 2008).
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Categories: All Fantasy
Glory Season
by David Brin
Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction.  Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope--pushing the genre to new heights. Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life.  As a half-caste var, she must...
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The Practice Effect (Bantam Spectra Book)
by David Brin
Physicist Dennis Nuel is the first human to probe the strange realms called anomaly worlds: alternate universes where the laws of science are unpredictably changed. But the world Dennis discovers seems almost like our own―with one perplexing difference. To his astonishment, he’s hailed as a wizard, meets a beautiful woman with...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Science Fiction
The Life Eaters
by David Brin
Imagine a world in which the Axis forces of World War II suddenly were propelled to victory over the Allies... prompted by aid from the ancient gods of Norse mythology! Welcome to the alternate reality of The Life Eaters, written by award-winning author David Brin with lush painted art by Scott Hampton.
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Categories: All Teen Lit
Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe
by David Brin
The award-winning Uplift novel s comprise one of the greatest achievements in science fiction history. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and inventive, these books describe a fully realized world rich in character, detail, and ideas. Now Uplift author David Brin collaborates with acclaimed artist Kevin Lenagh to compile the definitive...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Science Fiction
The Matrix: Tomorrow May Be Different
by David Brin
It is a smug cliché - that you alone (or perhaps with a few friends) ¬happen to see through the conditioning that has turned all the rest into passively obedient sheep. Cyberpunk plays to this image, by portraying a lone individual ¬or perhaps just a few - scurrying like rats under the dark towers of the ruling masters. In The Matrix...
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George Orwell and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy [Why 1984 Didn't Happen]
by David Brin
One of the most powerful novels of all time, published fifty years ago, foresaw a dark future that never came to pass. That we escaped the destiny portrayed in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, may be owed in part to the way his chilling tale affected millions, who then girded themselves to fight “Big Brother” to their last...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Politics & Government
Sonnentaucher: Roman (Die erste Uplift-Trilogie 1) (German Edition)
by David Brin
Wer gab der Menschheit "Starthilfe"? Schon längst ist die Menschheit nicht mehr die einzige intelligente Spezies auf dem Planeten. Als die Menschen ins Weltall vorstoßen und auf andere hoch entwickelte Zivilisationen treffen, ergeben sich allerdings Fragen: Hat sich die Intelligenz der Menschen von selbst entwickelt, oder wurden sie...
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Stones of Significance
by David Brin
Heard of the "singularity"? A time of transition that some perceive just ahead of us, when our skill and knowledge and immense computing power transform us into... well... godlike beings? An immense topic! But from a writer's perspective, it presents a problem. One can write stories leading up to the singularity, about all the problems....
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The Loom of Thessaly
by David Brin
Who guides our fate? And can we ever hope to wrest control for ourselves? In this novella, David Brin merges classical mythology with impudent modern spirit in a science fiction legend that speculates upon the nature of reality. With an afterword by the author.
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Tank Farm Dynamo
by David Brin
Can a sci fi story alter the course of something ponderous, like the space program? Perhaps. "Tank Farm Dynamo" sure tried! What if we found the nerve, the spirit and daring to use every resource - including those that NASA simply threw away? An unabashedly old-fashioned hard SF story with science and technology as central...
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Gorilla, My Dreams
by David Brin
A comedy. This short story is set in David Brin’s Uplift Universe. In the distant future, chimpanzees and dolphins have been uplifted to starfaring status -- and are helping humans choose the next species for uplift, when powerful alien starships arrive to wipe out all life on Earth.
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Categories: All Humor
The Dark Side: Star Wars, Mythology and Ingratitude
by David Brin
Hugo and Nebula-award winning science fiction author David Brin skewers the Star wars saga as a cliche-ridden, elitist jumble. Excerpted from print version of Brin's THROUGH STRANGER EYES (Nimble Books, 2008). Active TOC.
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Categories: All Humor
Disputation Arenas
by David Brin
How can we harness the vast potential of the internet to actively solve problems? Picture a venue where adversaries can no longer get away with just screaming past each other, but must actively answer each others' accusations, criticisms and complaints. A place where one group's vision -- or model of the world -- can be tested, dented...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Piecework
by David Brin
The most sophisticated "engineering" process on Earth is pregnancy among mammals -- especially among humans. There is already talk of using goats and cattle to produce industrial products instead of milk, and possibly bringing to term organic machines, programmed in eggs to develop in the womb. What if this happens... and continues?...
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Categories: All Science Fiction; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Foundation's Triumph (Second Foundation Trilogy Series Book 3)
by David Brin
Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the highwater marks of science fiction.The monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline and a secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the coming Dark Age with tools of Psychohistory, Foundation pioneered many themes of modern science fiction.Now, with the approval of the Asimov...
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Categories: Unknown
Star Wars on Trial: The Force Awakens Edition: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science...
by David Brin
Order in the Court! Star Wars: the most significant, powerful myth of the twenty-first century or morally bankrupt military fantasy? Six films. Countless books. $20 billion in revenue. No one can question the financial value or cultural impact of the Star Wars film franchise. But has the impact been for the good? In Star Wars on...
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Categories: All Humor
Insistence of Vision: Stories
by David Brin
A soaring collection of stories from a modern master of science fiction. What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen eye and colorful pen of David Brin. Visit a chillingly plausible...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
Existenz: Roman (German Edition)
by David Brin
Die größte Geschichte aller Zeiten – die Geschichte, warum wir existieren Es gibt Milliarden von Planeten im Universum, auf denen Leben möglich ist. Sogar intelligentes Leben. Aber wo ist dieses Leben? Machen Zivilisationen immer wieder dieselben Fehler? Und wie ist es mit unserer Zivilisation? Als im Orbit merkwürdige Kristalle...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
by David Brin
A science fiction and tech-vision anthology about the coming era of transparency in the Information Age David Brin, Hugo award-winning author of The Uplift War , presents Chasing Shadows , a collection of short stories and essays by other science fiction luminaries. As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward...
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Categories: All Science Fiction; Politics & Government
Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft
by David Brin
Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge...
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Categories: All Science Fiction; Bestsellers
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