david brin

  1. worldofmutes

    Existence by David Brin

    Ultimately, Existence (2012) is about communication. This book really captured my attention when Sato discusses the tower of babel with Tor. Maybe most people conjecture that it was an act of fury, I haven’t really thought about it. Sato, meanwhile, considers the tower to delay progress- by...
  2. E

    Does Uplift by David Brin improve?

    I’m just about to finish Sundiver and I’m staggered and annoyed at how poor it is. The ideas are compelling enough and the pace is good, but the characters are ridiculous and it reads like a first draft. Contradictory sequences of sentences, atrocious grammar, random upper casing, MISSING full...
  3. Fishbowl Helmet

    David Brin: The Difference between Science Fiction and Fantasy...

    I recently came across this article again and was wondering what Chrons thought of it. EDIT: Wanted to add a link the the follow up article.
  4. Werthead

    Existence by David Brin

    Half a century in the future, the human race has survived several brushes with extinction. True AI has been created but - so far - has been benign and helpful. A terrible nuclear incident has taken place, but humanity has endured. As each bullet is dodged, so mankind's chances of survival...
  5. Werthead

    The Uplift Saga by David Brin

    Book 1: Sundiver
  6. Anthony G Williams

    The Uplift War, by David Brin

    This story was first published over twenty years ago, but it's taken me this long to catch up with it. It is set something like half a millennium into the future, in Brin's 'Uplift' universe (the setting for a total of six novels so far). The Five Galaxies of civilisation are swarming with...
  7. Anthony G Williams

    Kil'n People by David Brin

    Back in the 1980s, before other priorities distracted me from reading much SFF for a decade or two, I read and enjoyed a few books by David Brin, The Practice Effect being a particular favourite. So when Kil'n People cropped up in the Modern SF reading list, I acquired a copy with some...
  8. biodroid

    David Brin

    Anyone read him? Looks quite interesting...
  9. finvarre

    The Uplift Saga by David Brin - SF series discussion

    This saga consists of 6 books: Sundiver Startide Rising The Uplift War and the trilogy: Brightness Reef Infinity's Shore Heaven's Reach. Who's read any of these books and what did you think about them?Why do you like/dislike this series?
  10. R

    Infinity's Shore (David Brin)

    Infinity's Shore Second book of the second Uplift Trilogy. The blurb: Two thousand years is a very long time to hold a grudge! A lot of this is probably my fault for entering the series halfway through. But bearing in mind current discussions in General about where modern Sci/Fi is going...
  11. P

    Brightness Reef (David Brin)

    Well i read the 1st book from the 2nd trilogy. I have to say it wastn't nearly as good as the books from the first trilogy and it took me a bit of effort to get through it and then to have the complete non-ending at the end made me not that happy. Still, i am looking forward to reading the next...
  12. S

    Shirt or skin? (David Brin)

    Do you think that in the in the uplift books that we were actually uplifted by a sentient species like all other races in the known universe or we just evolved. Which has only happned to the very first race. And does anyone think that if a psychological test thinks you are violent and you aren't...
  13. P

    Uplift Trilogy (David Brin)

    Probably my favourite series, coming just behind the Rama books by Arthur C Clarke and just in front on Ringworld oh and clsose to Foundation. Anyway, which did you prefere. To me they were all great, just such a clever idea. Love Earth's position in the whole thing, the dolphins in the last...