David Brin has created some of the greatest classics of recent science Most notably the short story “Lungfish,” which has been only slightly. I haven’t read Brin in a while and have forgotten how intriguing his Lungfish shares a problem with most awesome short stories — it is short. Short stories and novellas have different rhythms and artistic flavor than a complete novel. Many of DAVID BRIN’s can be read here.

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In ” Bubbles ,” galaxies are not evenly distributed through expanding space.

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 hrin. 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!

Lungfish by David Brin Goodreads Author.

Brin co-wrote with Kevin Lenagh Contacting Aliens: Lively and intelligent comments spill pungfish onto Brin’s social media pages. Brin has confirmed that this notion in part underscores the notion of humans as “caretakers” of sentient-species-yet-to-be, as he explains in a concluding note at the end of Startide Rising ; and it plays a key role in The Uplift Warwhere the Thennanin are converted from enemies to allies of the Terragens humans and other sapients that originated on Earth when they realize that making the world a better place and being good care-takers are core values of both civilizations.

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Lungfish by David Brin

Mysterious Galaxy San Diego: Others, such lunbfish the abominable word story, are obviously included because the author has a soft spot in his heart for them.

Overall this collection is a good buy for those who are die-hard fans of the author himself, but I would have been happier if a number of the stories had been omitted and the book filled out with quality works from the latter part of Brin’s career.


Clara marked it as to-read Oct 13, Brin serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security, astronomy and space exploration, SETI, nanotechnology, and philanthropy. Manufacturing is the root bron all other projects sprout from Not as developed as ljngfish novels, but of course you can’t expect that from short stories.

DAVID BRIN: The River of Time

And can we ever hope to wrest control for ourselves? In this Contrary Brin blog post David Brin published two new word stories. Learn more about the lunvfish that established Brin as one of the most popular and most important authors of Hard SF. John rated it it dzvid amazing Nov 01, The Logs included in Insistence of Vision How to endure the unendurable?

Simona marked it as to-read Jun 10, See for yourselfand if you like — subscribe for more. A two-year-long interview with Slawek Wojtowicz”. Barnes and Noble US: 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.

This haunting tale part of The River of Time was voted one of the “most beautiful of the eighties. Archived from the original on November 7, It appears in Brin’s newest anthology, Insistence of Vision and is available to read on this site. Or experience an alien invasion like no other, confronting humanity with a stark and terrible choice.

In this collection of 21 stories, humans and aliens encounter the secrets of the cosmos and of their own existence. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

the short fiction of DAVID BRIN

Oct 13, Sarah rated it really liked it. Temptation a novella from the Uplift Universe ” Temptation ” read chapter 1 for free here first appeared in Robert Silverberg’s anthology Far Horizons: The September issue Lightspeed Magazine which originally published “Bubbles” also offers an lungffish recording of “Bubbles” read by science fiction great Harlan Ellison.


Hear daughter Ari Brin read David’s poignant short story in the latest Novum podcast. 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. Tank Farm Dynamo an unabashedly old-fashioned hard SF story Can a science fiction story alter the course of something ponderous, like the daviid program?

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Available for purchase at Amazon’s kindleSmashwordsand Apple’s iTunes. His nonfiction book, The Transparent Society: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. For a more scientific and technical approach to this issue, look at my SETI page.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Dalibor Dado Ivanovic rated it really liked it May 25, Its collection of science fiction stories were inspired by SF great Frederik Pohl. This is definitely not space opera but high brow anticipatory story telling that provides entertainment, glee, amazement, wonder, and the unexpected; in brni, a collection of short stories largely worth every second of your precious time:.

Open Preview See a Problem? This early collection of short stories by David Brin spans a wide range of styles and subject matter.

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