David Brin has a new novel out, Existence
Brin is on a book tour at independent book stores on the west coast and was in the Bay Area saturday, where he spoke at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, having stopped by at SETIcon II earlier.

David Brin

The book is nice and chunky, and is a medium future novel, somewhat in the spirit of Earth.
I am told that the story also includes the beginning of Uplift as a side plot.

David is one of my all time favourite authors, and while at Caltech, as a founding member of SPECTRE, the legendary Caltech Science Fiction Club, I hosted him for the first of several talks David gave at Caltech, where he, incidentally, met Cheryl, his spouse, and, at a later talk, proposed to her... but that is a different story.

One of the many memorable pieces of David's writing, is a small vignetter in Earth, where he depicts climate change in Iceland. Last week, while in Iceland, some of my cousins participated in a civil defence emergency fire drill for a forest fire, in a long valley with only one road running down it. This was after record spring warmth, and several weeks of unusually high temperatures and no rain.

Brin is stopping at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena today.
Buy a copy or three.

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The uplift series was great until the end when it got caught up in the internal contradictions of the long plot line. There was really no way to end the series up neatly, but it had to be ended lest it suffer the fate of Niven.

But yes, Brin is one of Eli's very favorite authors.

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