Profile

Cover photo
David Brin's Page
282 followers|76,198 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Competing visions of our future? Interesting look at the economics of Mad Max and Star Trek:
1
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nice summary of the oceans in our solar system:  from the subsurface oceans on the dwarf planet Ceres to Jupiter’s moons Europa, Ganymede and Callisto and Saturn’s moons Titan and Mimas. 
extraterrestrial-oceans-in-one-surprising-infographic/
When scientists looked at Mars through early telescopes, they saw a fuzzy, rust-colored globe scored by mysterious dark gashes some believed were alien canals. Later, armed with sharper images, we scoffed at such naiveté.... read more
1
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
What wonders await us? A 3 minute ‘trailer’ for NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto!
1
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Science Fiction novels that look to imagining the possibilities of the future: Earth and Existence made the list…as well as Vinge’s Rainbows End, Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar, Bacigalupi’s Shipbreaker, Stephenson’s Reamde, Naam’s Nexus, Nagata’s The Bohr Maker and Reynold’s Blue Remembered Earth. 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/26-essential-science-fiction-novels-to-get-you-ready-for-tomorrow/
Tomorrow's world isn't that far away. Here's our selection of sci-fi novels that think about the world we are making - books both old and new.
1
1
Deniz Yuret's profile photo
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow.  Uttergloss!  A video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic flyover views of this heavily cratered, mysterious world. Note: YOUR civilization did this.  Just part of the best year in space exploration since the 1970s.
A video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic flyover views of this heavily cratered, mysterious world.
1
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Listen to Aficionado on Escape Pod – a chapter from Existence...
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
282 people
Chris Irwin Davis's profile photo
Alen Jankovic's profile photo
Andrew Williams's profile photo
Alex Sheppard's profile photo
Hugo Estrada's profile photo
Cheryl Brin's profile photo
Ben Boyle's profile photo
Hour of the Wolf's profile photo
David Stahl's profile photo

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dolphins in space…Throwback Thursday looks at Startide Rising, “From the space battle that rages overhead to gain control of a crashed maiden voyage of a dolphin spaceship, to the complex relationship that humans have with the rest of the universe, this book is nonstop science-fiction/action goodness.”

http://www.davidbrin.com/startiderising.html
5
1
Ivor Thomas's profile photoTucson SF/F Society's profile photo
 
That book is beyond awesome.  If you haven't read it, do yourself a friggin' favor. 
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Science or science fiction? Will we ever build ringworlds or Dyson spheres? 
Immense floating structures could become humanity’s home, harnessing the power of stars. But, Peter Ray Allison writes, building them will be a colossal challenge.
1
Robert Poole's profile photo
 
Interesting... for the discussion of ringworlds, the article didn't even mention that clith (the fictional material that Niven's Ringworld is made out of) would need a tensile strength on the order of the strong nuclear force.
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
A look at some of the space habitats portrayed in science fiction, from Deep Space 9 to Elysium….are they plausible?
Humanity’s future in space very much in the planning stages. Will we float among the stars in crazy spaceships? Will we set up small camps that sprawl into townships that grow into cities, or is an orbital mothership more human friendly? The question is, could any of these really be possible? Or do they deserve to be forever enshrined as sci-fi fever dreams?
1
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Uplifted baboons? Signs of democracy seen in typically authoritarian baboon society: wild baboons apparently make democratic decisions when deciding where to travel…
When it comes to where to travel, the primates vote with their feet
2
Parker Gowan's profile photo
 
When they decide collectively to go to the local baboon strip club, then we know we're in trouble!
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
In honor of AWE  -- the Augmented World Expo at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center – where I will speak Wednesday morning – I’ve decided to post this excerpt-chapter from my novel Existence.  It is set at a transhumanist convention in the year 2040. And the point-of-view character is using a LOT of augmented reality (AR) gear as she strolls the aisles, sampling hot new tech trends.  Not the most action-packed scene in the book… but still, I think you geeks, especially, will be amused.  

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/06/augmented-reality-in-year-2040.html
1
Add a comment...

David Brin's Page

Shared publicly  - 
 
Congratulations to the Nebula Award Winners for best in science fiction for 2015!  Best novel went to Jeff VanderMeer for Annihilation; Nancy Kress won for her novella, Yesterday’s Kin; Alaya Dawn Johnson won for novelette, and Ursula Vernon for short story.  Check them out!
2
1
Deniz Yuret's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
282 people
Chris Irwin Davis's profile photo
Alen Jankovic's profile photo
Andrew Williams's profile photo
Alex Sheppard's profile photo
Hugo Estrada's profile photo
Cheryl Brin's profile photo
Ben Boyle's profile photo
Hour of the Wolf's profile photo
David Stahl's profile photo
Contact Information
Contact info
Email
Story
Tagline
Author of The Postman, Earth, Existence, The Uplift War, and The Transparent Society.
Introduction
Scientist, futurist and best-selling author. David Brin's novels include Earth, Existence, The Postman, and Kiln People, as well as Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. The Transparent Society won a Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.

Take a look at my biography.