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  [LD] David Brin - životopis, dílo a citáty
David Brin, spisovatel, veřejný mluvčí a vědec v jedné osobě, se narodil v roce 1950 v Glendale (Kalifornie).
David Brin samozřejmě píše i dále, věnuje se však rovněž editorské výpomoci mladým autorům.
Brin pravidelně publikuje i povídky, píše vědeckopopulární literaturu, a dokonce spolupracoval na dvou počítačových hrách.
ld.johanesville.net /brin   (656 words)

  Metroactive Books | David Brin
Brin acknowledges the misgivings of the pro-privacy forces and admits to feeling a bit ambivalent himself about surveillance technology.
Brin offers an example to bolster his point: "Say a company is trying to gather the phone numbers of every citizen.
Brin's on such a roll it seems a shame to point out that cameras only have power when accompanied by the political and social will to act on the information they record.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/02.06.97/cover/brin1-9706.html   (2305 words)

  Amazon.de: Glory Season.: English Books: David Brin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
David Brin is among my favorite authors partly because he knows the science he that one can always found weaved deftly into his science fiction.
Brin always gets his science right AND he is amazingly creative in the invention of his worlds, such as the one he created here, and populated with real-seeming people.
Brin explores one of science fictions most popular themes, a matriarchal society, but unlike almost every other attempt, the world of Stratos is not filled with ridiculous stereotypes of sword weilding amazons and meek child sized men.
www.amazon.de /Glory-Season-David-Brin/dp/0553567675   (1469 words)

 DAVID BRIN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
David Brin is a scientist, public speaker, and author.
David Brin's papers in scientific journals cover an eclectic range of topics from astronautics, astronomy, and optics to alternative dispute resolution and the role of neoteny in human evolution.
David's latest novel -- Kiln People -- has been called a book of ideas disguised as a fast-moving and fun noir detective story, set in a future when new technology enables people to physically be in more than two places at once.
abroad-crwf.com /davidbrin.html   (395 words)

 What Continues, What Fails by David Brin
David Brin came into prominence in sf in the 1980s with several award-winning hard sf novels, including Startide Rising (1983), The Uplift War (1987), and Earth (1990).
The implication of literary conservatism is appropriate here; Brin is of the old school of Campbellian hard sf, adept at storytelling manipulation and stock characterization in the colorful mode of Robert A. Heinlein -- clever, facile, slick, entertaining, with a clear and usually unornamented prose style.
Brin here ironically incorporates much of the sensibility of the feminist writers of the 1970s and, as does Godwin with the romanticism of the 50s, contrasts it to the coldness of scientific law and the enormity of astronomical scale.
ebbs.english.vt.edu /exper/kcramer/anth/Continues.html   (261 words)

 David Brin
Author and scientist David Brin is best known for his Uplift series, the novels in which humans must help chimpanzees and dolphins reach full sentience so that humans can in turn be made full galactic citizens.
Brin's concern for the future has also led him to develop a new series of novels for young people (the Out of Time series) which encourages a lifetime habit of reading while fostering such values as courage and rational problem solving.
David Brin lives in San Diego county with his wife and fellow scientist Cheryl Brigham, their three children, and "a hundred very demanding trees".
www.nndb.com /people/732/000023663   (562 words)

 Contrary Brin
Almost as entertaining is another YouTube posting, Showing David Brin & Michael Whelan being wished fond farewell at closing ceremenies of Nippon2007, the World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama.
David Brin responds: While this list is thought provoking - and of course chilling in our present context - I believe it is also ahistorical and misleading at several points.
The Oxford team, led by Dr David Deutsch, showed mathematically that the bush-like branching structure created by the universe splitting into parallel versions of itself can explain the probabilistic nature of quantum outcomes.
davidbrin.blogspot.com   (16124 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom: Books: David Brin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
David Brin takes some of our worst notions about threats to privacy and sets them on their ears.
Brin argues just the opposite: Rather than vainly attempting to save privacy, we should strive to create a society that is ever more transparent, ever more exposed.
In this fascinating book, David Brin, a respected futurist and author of the SF novel "The Postman", advances an argument that's sure to cause debate: In this wired world, the best way to preserve our freedom is to give up our privacy.
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 The Works of David Brin
David Brin's ecological thriller, Earth, deals on a wide scope with both the danger and hope lying in wait for this oasis world of ours.
Brin's 1993 novel, and another Hugo nominee, Glory Season, tells the adventures of Maia, a sixteen year old finding her way in a world where sexual politics have radically changed.
Claiming to be -- "in love with this amazing, scary, fascinating century"-- David Brin makes extensive use of his scientific training in his writing, bringing to his novels an intense passion for the exploration of ideas, and the human spirit.
www.gayspermbank.com /brin   (652 words)

 David Brin Biography and List of Works - David Brin Books
Brin focused on what he called an "agenda" on the part of Lucas, describing how he believed the basis of the Star Wars universe was profoundly anti-democratic.
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.
The first novel in David Brin's acclaimed "Uplift" series--and his debut novel--concerns colonization of other planets, space travel, and the notion that, sometimes perhaps, a little help (an "uplift") is needed to advance civilization.
www.biblio.com /author.php?author=209   (1545 words)

 RandomHouse.ca | Author Spotlight: David Brin
David Brin is the author of ten previous novels, Sundiver, The Uplift War, Startide Rising, The Practice Effect, The Postman, Heart of the Comet (with Gregory Benford), Earth, Glory Season, Brightness Reef, and Infinity's Shore, as well as the short-story collections The River of Time and Otherness.
From multiple award-winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays of the near and distant future, as humans and aliens encounter the secrets of the cosmos--and of their own existence.  In "Dr. Pak's Preschool" a woman discovers that her baby has been called upon to work while still...
Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction.  Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope--pushing the genre to new heights.
www.randomhouse.ca /author/results.pperl?authorid=3260   (664 words)

 David Brin On Star Wars
Brin critiques the notion that Vader's being forgiven by his son for saving his life is on the same level as the billions he massacred.
Brin is using a double standard but to prove it you have to bring such a mountain of facts and arguments to bear that most people shy away from it.
I know Brin only through his work, but technical elitism is a major theme in his most popular series (the Uplift War), so I doubt he thinks that problems only apply to hereditary and mystical elites.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?DavidBrinOnStarWars   (2237 words)

 Afarensis: Brin Supports Card
David C - Brin did back off a lot in the comments (for example he now says ID and creationism are one in the same).
Brin is trying to devise new and better tactics to fight the ID movement, and to encourage others to do the same.
However, Brin is right in that scientists have to be careful with their language, careful with what they say and when, and mindful of the fact that simply explaning their own side isn't always going to be enough.
scienceblogs.com /afarensis/2006/01/23/brin_supports_card   (4138 words)

 David Brin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is a well-known American author of science fiction.
Brin wrote the storyline for Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future.
Brin focused on what he called an "agenda" on the part of Lucas, describing how he believed the basis of the Star Wars universe was profoundly anti-democratic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Brin   (481 words)

 David Brin
David Buss (1994), a University of Michigan psychologist, conducted a survey of 10,000 people in 37 cultures on six continents, concerning the traits people find attractive in the opposite sex.
Brin (1992) describes how amazonogenesis might be added to the suite of impressive capabilities of the human womb, effectively ending male social dominance.
As a scientist, David Brin acquired his a Ph.D. from the University of California, taught university physics and writing courses, and has participated in interdisciplinary activities at UCLA's Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life.
psy.ucsd.edu /~dmacleod/141/localcopies/brin.htm   (8774 words)

 The Transparent Society - David Brin
David Brin is modest, and engagingly open to criticism.
Brin cares about science, free markets, and democracy, and is deeply concerned to find solutions to the challenges of our time and of the future.
Brin ignores it, although he does refer to many other science fiction stories and authors, some not too related to his topic — for instance, to attack Campbell's and Heinlein's claims for the virtues of individual self-defense.
www.troynovant.com /Franson/Brin/Transparent-Society.html   (2738 words)

 Amazon.ca: Kiln People: Books: David Brin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brin successfully interweaves plot lines as numerous as our hero's ditectives and doggedly sticks to the rules of his created dittotech while Morris's "realflesh" and clay manifestations slowly unravel the dangerous secret behind Maharal's disappearance.
As Brin juggles his multiple protagonists and antagonists, he urges the reader to question notions of memory, individualism, and technology, and to answer the schizoid question "which 'you' is 'you?'" Brin's enjoyment is evident as he plays with his terracotta creations' existential angst and simultaneously deconstructs the familiar streetwise detective meme--complete with a multilayered ending.
Brin deftly explores the issues of identity, privacy and work in a world where everyone is supported with a living wage and has ready access to duplication technology.
www.amazon.ca /Kiln-People-David-Brin/dp/0765342618   (1644 words)

 David Brin Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brin has been contracted to write the final volume of the Second Foundation Trilogy, continuing the adventures of Hari Seldon, in Isaac Asimov's famous universe.
A former fellow at the California Space Institute, David Brin speaks at public schools, sharing his passionate enthusiasm for the future.
Claiming to be "in love with this amazing, scary, fascinating century," David Brin makes extensive use of his scientific training in his writing, bringing to his novels an intense passion for the exploration of ideas, and the human spirit.
www.loscon.org /25/brinbio.htm   (438 words)

 IT Conversations: David Brin
David Brin, Ph.D. has a triple career as scientist, public speaker, and author.
Too many of our transactions are already monitored: Brin asserts that cameras used to observe and reduce crime in public areas have been successful and are on the rise.
Brin has no doubt that it's only a matter of time before they're installed in numbers to cover every urban area in every developed nation.
www.itconversations.com /shows/detail358.html   (816 words)

 Star Wars vs Star Trek Hatemail: Sundiver? Down!
David Brin is clearly no better at understanding quotes than he is at understanding movies.
Brin is simply jealous of George Lucas' enormous financial success with the Star Wars series, and that he feels George's talent didn't merit his rewards.
David Brin chose to "forget" that Yoda mentioned hate, because a good memory would decapitate his crusade against the things he thinks George Lucas is saying in his films.
www.stardestroyer.net /Empire/HateMail/Brin.html   (4373 words)

 David Brin - AwardAnnals
David Brin’s Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.
Brin’s tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being “uplifted” by a patron race.
Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction.
www.awardannals.com /wiki/David_Brin   (477 words)

 Brightness Reef by David Brin, Uplift series science fiction book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
David Brin has long been one of my favorite authors, yet somehow I forgot how delightful his Uplift universe can be.
Jijo is also a terrific metaphor for an issue Brin has always been interested in, the difference between a worldview that anticipates progress over time and one that assumes we are in a state of decline from a past golden age.
Brin plays fair, including very sympathetic characters who embrace this goal, but leaves little doubt where he stands on the issue.
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 Amazon.com: Kiln People (The Kiln Books): Books: David Brin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brin's tale takes place about two generations in the future, and the technology has spread around the world allowing people to make cheap clay "dittos" of themselves that last about a day before disintegrating.
The problem is that since Brin skimped (thankfully) on the hard science of the whole cloning procedure at the beginning of the book, it's doesn't work to make the process such a central plot element at the end.
Brin throws out ideas left and right with little or no backstory, assuming that the reader lives in the society described, which we, of course, don't.
www.amazon.com /Kiln-People-Books-David-Brin/dp/0765303558   (2913 words)

 David Brin's The Transparent Society
Brin makes a good case that the technology will bring us to one of these two outcomes.
Yet the book is useful: the future Brin envisions is clearly one of the possible futures that might come to pass, and the consequences of what he sees as the wrong choice in that possible future could turn the twenty-first century into an abattoir that would make the twentieth century look like a Sunday picnic.
If enough people read Brin's book, or are brushed by the currents of thought in represents, then it may turn into a self-negating prophecy: a warning of dystopia that by virtue of the horror it paints helps avoid that horror.
www.j-bradford-delong.net /Econ_Articles/Reviews/Transparent.html   (625 words)

 Amazon.com: Earth: Books: David Brin,Bruce Jensen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brin's 'Earth' takes place in the year 2038, and the portrait painted of our society 40-some years from now is so totally plausible that it's a little disturbing.
Brin's depiction of the way that various sectors of society deal with this concept is complex and fascinating.
Before each mini-chapter Brin adds excerpts from books, or blogs, or interviews or something from that time in order to add flavor and character to the world that he was creating, but ultimately didn't further the plot.
www.amazon.com /Earth-David-Brin/dp/055329024X   (2485 words)

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