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David Brin's novels are currently for sale in most bookstores. To learn more, visit the books page and click on the cover. (Each information page has links to many online ordering venues so you can purchase a copy without leaving this site.)



David Brin is currently selling rare hardcover editions of these novels:

  • Earth $ 45.00
  • Glory Season $ 60.00
  • The Postman $ 300.00
  • Infinity's Shore $ 10.00
  • Foundation's Triumph $ 100.00
  • Kiln People $ 50.00
  • Earth is on acid-free paper with sewn bindings, a lovely collectable edition. The others all come on acid-free paper. All novels for sale here are first printings in fine condition.

    You can also read (some online for free, others for sale to read on an ebook reader) several of Brin's short stories.


    Brin has two nonfiction books for sale:

    The trade paperback edition of The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? is still available in bookstores. The hardcover edition is available here for $ 35.00.

    The textbook, Extraterrestrial Civilization (a book of reprints of scholarly articles about the search for intelligent life in the universe), edited by Thomas Kuiper and David Brin, contains the classic review article on the science of alien life by David Brin. A very few copies of the rare large format softcover are for sale for $ 150.00).

    Brin also has many nonfiction articles to read for free (on this website or other venues). Categories include:

  • Brin's advice for new writers
  • 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

  • to order

    If making a purchase directly from the author, please email David Brin first to confirm details. Please specify which book you want to purchase and where it will be sent.

    Please enclose:

    1. A check or money order in U.S. currency for the amount of purchase. (If paying with PayPal, see below.)
    2. A brief note specifying which book you are ordering and how it should be autographed. If you have a special request for a (brief) dedication, please enclose it as well.
    3. All relevant shipping materials (see below).

    If you prefer to use PayPal instead of a personal check (this may be essential if you are ordering from outside the U.S.), please verify your price calculations with me by email, first, and I will reply with the PayPal account address. Although using PayPal will get payment out of the way efficiently, you must still send me by regular mail a return address label and a note reminding me what you ordered (which books you've paid for), and how they should be autographed.

    shipping information

    Whether making a purchase request or a request for an autograph, please include a separate self-addressed, padded envelope or box large enough (and sturdy enough) to contain the book, with appropriate and sufficient postage for the total number of hardcovers or paperbacks to be mailed. Please affix the stamps to the return envelope or box. Postage to locales outside the US will require international postal coupons.

    Hardcovers generally measure just under 7x10x3 inches and require about $7.50 postage per volume. The envelope and return postage you'll need for paperbacks will be smaller. To determine whether the envelope will fit, experiment at home before shipping the package to me. If you have any doubt about the amount of postage or type of mailer needed, visit your local Post Office for advice.

    how to obtain an autograph

    The rare hardcover and trade paperback editions listed on this page will be autographed per your instructions. If you would like a mass-market paperback autographed, first buy the book (online or from your local bookstore), then check Brin's appearance calendar to see when he is appearing in your area.

    If you can't make it to an appearance — or he's not appearing where you live — you can purchase the book and mail it with your autograph request, enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope for its return. See elsewhere on this page for shipping information.

    author DAVID BRIN

    a brief intro to author David Brin


    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!).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 appraised as "#1 influencer" in Onalytica's Top 100 report of Artificial Intelligence influencers, brands & publications. Past consultations include Google, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and many others.
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    Contacting BRIN

    All the Ways in the World to Reach David Brin

    an ornery, contrary BLOG, and other insightful wormholes!

    Do not enter if you want a standard "Party" line! Contrary Brin's incendiary posts on science, sci-fi and politics and its engaged, opinionated community poke at too-rigid orthodoxies, proposing ideas and topics that fascinate — and infuriate. See for yourself, and if you like — subscribe for more.

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  • 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