DAVID BRIN's press kit and backgrounder


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David Brin is a scientist and best-selling author whose future-oriented novels include The Postman and Earth. His Uplift-based Hugo Award winners include Startide Rising and The Uplift War. (The Postman inspired a major film in 1998.) Brin is also known as a leading commentator on modern technological trends. His nonfiction book -- The Transparent Society -- won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association. Brin's newest novel EXISTENCE explores the ultimate question: Billions of planets may be ripe for life, even intelligence. So where is Everybody?



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    Literary Awards & Prizes (including Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, John W. Campbell Memorial Award)
    The Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award of the California Library Association
    UCSD Distinguished Alumnus
    Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association
    McGannon Communication Policy Research Award
    World Science Fiction Convention Guest of Honor (2007)
    Doctorate in astrophysics and space science (1981)



    BIOS OF DAVID BRIN at various lengths to choose from

    == 25 WORDS ==

    David Brin is a physicist whose novels include The Postman, Earth, and recently Existence. The Transparent Society (nonfiction) won the ALA Freedom of Speech Award.

    == SHORT ==

    David Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and author. His new novel about our survival in the near future is Existence. A film by Kevin Costner was based on The Postman. His 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than twenty languages. Earth foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and the world wide web. David appears frequently on shows such as Nova and The Universe and Life After People, speaking about science and future trends. His non-fiction book -- The Transparent Society: Will Technology Make Us Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? -- won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.

    == MEDIUM ==

    David Brin is a scientist, inventor, and New York Times bestselling author. With books translated into 25 languages, he has won multiple Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. A film directed by Kevin Costner was based on David's novel The Postman. Other works have been optioned by Paramount and Warner Bros. David's science-fictional Uplift Saga explores genetic engineering of higher animals, like dolphins, to speak. His new novel from Tor Books is Existence.

    As a scientist/futurist, David is seen frequently on television shows such as The ArchiTechs, Universe, and Life After People (most popular show ever on the History Channel) — with many appearances on PBS, BBC and NPR. An inventor with many patents, he is in-demand to speak about future trends, keynoting for IBM, Google, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Microsoft, Qualcomm, the Mauldin Group, and Casey Research, all the way to think tanks, Homeland Security, and the CIA.

    With degrees from Caltech and the University of California-San Diego, Dr. Brin serves serves on advisory panels ranging from astronomy, NASA innovative concepts, nanotech, and SETI to national defense and technological ethics. His nonfiction book The Transparent Society explores the dangers of secrecy and loss of privacy in our modern world. It garnered the prestigious Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association.

    More extensive background writeups can be found at the biography page.

    Website: http://www.davidbrin.com/
    Existence trailer: http://youtu.be/wzr-DSDMkJM
    The Brin Weblog: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/

    To schedule an interview, email David at davidbrin@sbcglobal.net.