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David Brin

David Brin's novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, including New York Times Best-sellers that have won Hugo, Nebula and other awards. His 1989 thriller, Earth, foreshadowed cyberwarfare the Web, global warming and Gulf Coast flooding. A 1998 Kevin Costner film was loosely adapted from Brin's novel The Postman. Foundation's Triumph brought a grand finale to Isaac Asimov's famed Foundation Universe. Brin's groundbreaking hardcover graphic novel The Life Eaters was an international sensation. Brin is also astrophysicist and futurist who appears frequently on science programs (Life After People, The Universe, The Architects) discussing topics as diverse as astronomy, SETI, surveillance technology, nanotechnology and national defense. His non-fiction book—The Transparent Society: Will Technology Make Us Choose Between Freedom and Privacy?—won the 2000 Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association, and a prize from the McGannon Foundation for public service in communications. As a speaker, David Brin shares unique insights—serious and humorous—about ways that changing technology may affect our future lives.

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