DAVID BRIN's online media reach

David Brin's best-selling novels include The Postman (filmed in 1997) plus explorations of our near-future in Earth and Existence. His award-winning novels and short stories explore vividly speculative ideas through a hard-science lens. His nonfiction book, The Transparent Society, won the American Library Association's Freedom of Speech Award for exploring 21st Century concerns about security, secrecy, accountability and privacy.


Find Brin's online activities on these social media platforms — and read the fiction and nonfiction that prophesized our connected society.

novels and book releases

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

coming January 2017

Can we answer surveillance with sousveillance, shining accountability upward? Will those with power find ways to keep it, even while being watched? The authors contributing stories and essays to Chasing Shadows explore their own visions of what might propel — or obstruct — a world civilization awash in the light of transparency. find out more

Insistence of Vision

Insistence of Vision

newest release

What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Visit these chillingly plausible tomorrow? Will prisoners be sent to asteroidal gulags? Or suppose, amid lavish success, we gain the superpower to fly! Will we even appreciate it... or will we find new reasons to complain? find out more

Existence

Existence

newest novel

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? find out more

Earth

Earth

The species' greatest harvest: words

Some people credit me with foreseeing the 'web page' and self-forming internet communities, but I think the ideas were already latent — almost obvious — when I started writing Earth in 1987. find out more

The Transparent Society

The Transparent Society

freedom's best defense: transparency

This large nonfiction work predicted threats to privacy and openness in today's information age. find out more


discussion sites

DAVID BRIN's writes blog posts and records video discussions about the challenges and opportunities of today — and the future.

the CONTRARY BRIN blog

CONTRARY BRIN

looking toward the future

Contrary Brin is Brin's first and largest blogging platform. It began on Blogger (now Blogspot) and is duplicated on WordPress and Goodreads. Highlighted blog posts are curated on a dedicated Pinterest board.

DAVID BRIN's you-tube channel

YOU-TUBE

recordings & interviews

Brin records video discussions, produces book trailers, and gives video interviews and lectures — compiled here. Subscribe at YouTube for videos by and about David Brin.

DAVID BRIN's quora page

QUORA

questions & answers

David Brin has been named a Top Quora Writer for 2017 (second year in a row). Join the more than 20,000 Quorans to read Brin's answers to questions — especially in the five fields he's been named "Most Viewed Writer": The Technological Singularity, Science Fiction Authors, Future Scenarios, Futurism, and Science Books.


Brin, wiki'd

A compilation of DAVID BRIN's Wikipedia pages


social media

The lively and intelligent comments posted in response to BRIN's blogs, videos, podcasts and articles spill over onto his social media pages.

DAVID BRIN's Twitter page

TWITTER

Keep up with David Brin breaking news on Twitter, where he tweets about blog posts, book signings and readings, and science and technology trends to over 35,000 followers.

DAVID BRIN's Facebook page

FACEBOOK

Brin's Facebook posts provoke lively comments from its more than 8000 fans. Like his page to get David Brin in you feed and join the discussion

DAVID BRIN's Google+ page

GOOGLE+

Brin's Google+ page draws over 60,000 community members.


Brin, curated

profiles, photos, curations & more


a brief intro to science fiction author DAVID BRIN

To learn more, visit his books page, or see his "about me" page or detailed biography.

DAVID BRIN author

novels

David Brin's science fiction 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. They range from bold and prophetic explorations of our near-future to Brin's Uplift series, envisioning galactic issues of sapience and destiny (and star-faring dolphins!). Learn More


shorter fiction

Short stories and novellas have different rhythms and artistic flavor, and Brin's short stories and novellas, several of which earned Hugo and other awards, exploit that difference to explore a wider range of real and vividly speculative ideas. Many have been selected for anthologies and reprints, and most have been published in anthology form. Learn More


Contrary Brin blog

Since 2004, David Brin has maintained a blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future — themes his science fiction and nonfiction writings continue to explore. Learn More


social media influencer

Who could've predicted that social media — indeed, all of our online society — would play such an important role in the 21st Century — restoring the voices of advisors and influencers! Lively and intelligent comments spill over onto Brin's social media pages. Learn More

DAVID BRIN scientist

scientist

David Brin's Ph.D in Physics from the University of California at San Diego (the lab of nobelist Hannes Alfven) followed a masters in optics and an undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Caltech. Every science show that depicts a comet now portrays the model developed in Brin's PhD research. Learn More


transparency expert

Brin's non-fiction book, The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy?, continues to receive acclaim for its accuracy in predicting 21st Century concerns about online security, secrecy, accountability and privacy. Learn More


speaker & consultant

Brin speaks plausibly and entertainingly about trends in technology and society to audiences willing to confront the challenges that our rambunctious civilization will face in the decades ahead. He also talks about the field of science fiction, especially in relation to his own novels and stories. To date he has presented at more than 200 meetings, conferences, corporate retreats and other gatherings.Learn More


future/tech advisor

Brin advises corporations and governmental and private defense- and security-related agencies about information-age issues, scientific trends, future social and political trends, and education. Urban Developer Magazine named him one of four World's Best Futurists, and he was cited as one of the top 10 writers the AI elite follow. Past consultations include Google, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and many others. Learn More


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pages about DAVID BRIN

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  • speaking/consulting references and testimonials & a list of past appearances
  • lists of interviews and podcasts
  • video interviews and talks
  • Brin's presskit and complete biography
  • traditional media and social media
  • Brin quotes and frequently asked questions
  • pages about science fiction

  • Brin's novels and books
  • Brin's short stories and novellas
  • all about Brin's uplift universe
  • a selection of book reviews
  • Brin's advice for new writers
  • Brin reviews sci fi films — including The Postman
  • a compilation of great sf books to read
  • recommended sf films
  • science fiction that teaches
  • nonfiction explorations

  • The Transparent Society
  • privacy, security, accountability and transparency
  • designing and crafting our amazing 21st Century
  • predicting and projecting our near and far future
  • leading and following our politics and economy
  • keeping track of changes in science and technology
  • scanning our sky for habitable (inhabited?) worlds
  • an ornery, contrary blog, and other insightful rants!

    Do not enter if you want a standard "Party" line! Contrary Brin's community pokes at too-rigid orthodoxies, proposing ideas and topics that fascinate and infuriate.

    wormholes

    A few spacetime anomalies and side-trips, for your entertainment.

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    testimonials

    endorsements and recommendations

    "Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe" (History Channel)

    "David, thank you for letting us interview you! Your insights added a great deal to the show, as you can see from how often we put you on-screen. I hope the show finds you a ton of new readers. Please thank your family for letting us invade your home. It was an honor to work with you. I hope we have a chance to work together or talk in the future."

    Howard Rheingold, author of The Virtual Community

    "David Brin is one of the few people thinking and writing about the social problems we are going to face in the near future as the result of new electronic media. The Transparent Society raises the questions we need to ask now, before the universal surveillance infrastructure is in place. Be prepared to have your assumptions challenged."

    praise for Kiln People

    "This is a fun novel, rich with ideas, that examines on a very human level the ramifications and side effects of our ambitions and the things we take for granted. It's also a hard-boiled murder mystery with levels of physics and metaphysics that work your brain. But for me, as always, it's David Brin's characters that really pull me into the story and keep me up until three in the morning."
    — Barnes and Noble Review

    praise for Glory Season

    "Brin's canny sensitivity about the complexities of human nature transcends gender barriers in a novel that is not so much about 'women's issues' as the necessity for change and variability. As in Earth ( LJ 4/15/90), the author demonstrates his ability to empathize with all his characters. This complex and gripping tale belongs in most libraries."
    — Library Journal

    final thoughts ...

    ... for this page, at least ...

    about creativity

    "For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, sniffed, tried, and discarded." — David Brin, Orbit interview 2002, reprinted by SFF World

    "The expansion of our horizons of interest may be among the most human of all activities, as we stretch our gaze and curiosity beyond the mere present, the mere town, nation, or even planet."
    David Brin

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