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David Brin, PhD
Uplift Universe

, 1979

Startide Rising

The Uplift War
Winner of 1983 Nebula, Hugo and LOCUS Awards for Best Novel Winner of Hugo and LOCUS Award; Nebula Nominee
Image Copyright Jim Burns
Image Copyright Jim Burns
Image Copyright Wayne Barlowe
Background image is Donato Giancola's sketch for this book
The Second Uplift Trilogy
what an Original! name for a series!

Brightness Reef

Infinity's Shore

Heaven's Reach
Nominee: 1996 Hugo: Best Novel category Premo Italia: Best International Novel 2001
Image Copyright Michael Whelan
Image Copyright Jim Burns
Image Copyright Fred Gambino

Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe
(with Kevin Lenagh)

GURPS: Uplift

  • Startide Rising and
  • The Uplift War
  • Image Copyright Jim Burns
    Image copyright Alan Gutierrez
    Image Copyright Richard Powers

    The Uplift Trilogy

    The New Uplift Trilogy
  • Far Horizons
  • The Space Opera Renaissance
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Life in the Extreme"\"Aficionado"
  • Popular Science Aug 1998
  • Year’s Best SF 4
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "The Tides of Kithrup"
  • Analog May 25, 1981
  • "Ickies"
  • Altair #4 1999
  • "Ickies in Mirrorshades"
  • This is My Funniest
  • "Gorilla, My Dreams"
  • Jim Baen's Universe, June 2009
  • Gorilla, My Dreams E-BOOK
  • Cover Image to Uplift War by Michael Whelan
    Cover image to Heaven's Reach by Jim Burns


    "Latecomers" in
    Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds


    "The Shelter of Tradition" in
    Lightspeed #25

    "Blackjack Generation"
    Awesome cover art to Multiverse by Bob Eggleton
    French cover to Existence by Yohann Schepacz
    Cover image By Marc Simonetti

    Read for free at David Brin's Website

    "Shoresteading" (whole story) in
  • "Shoresteading, Part 1" in
    Jim Baen's Universe, October 2008
  • "Shoresteading, Part 2"
    Jim Baen's Universe, December 2008

  • "The Smartest Mob" in
    Jim Baen's Universe, February 2008
  • "Aficionado"
    (aka "Life in the Extreme")
    Tomorrow Happens
  • Previously published in Year's Best SF 4
  • Originally Published in Popular Science, August 1998

  • "Lungfish" in
    The River of Time
    Read for Free At David Brin's Website
    accompanying illustration by Lee Kuruganti

    Read for Free at David Brin's Website

    Read it for free at David Brin's Website
    Cover image to River of Time By Barclay Shaw

    Stand-Alone Novels

    Kiln People

    Glory Season

    The Practice Effect

    Heart of the Comet

    (with Gregory Benford)
    Nominee Hugo; Arthur C. Clark Award; John W Campbell Memorial Award Nominee 1994 Hugo Award for best novel
    Image Copyright Jim Burns
    Image Copyright Fred Gambino
    Image Copyright Dave Dorman
    Image Copyright Bob Eggelton

    The Life Eaters (graphic novel)

    Sky Horizon


    The Postman

    A Movie adaptation was made with Kevin Costner: buy it on DVD or VHS
    Hal Clement Award for best Science Fiction novel for young readers, 2008 Nominee 1991 Hugo award for Best Novel WINNER: LOCUS & John W. Campbell Awards; American Library Association "best" for young adults; Nominee 1986 Nebula & Hugo awards
    Image Copyright Scott Hampton
    Image Copyright Scott Hampton
    Image Copyright Bruce Jensen
    Image Copyright John Jude Palencar
    Stories that made up Earth
    Stories that made up The Postman
  • Earth
  • Spectra: A Galaxy of Bestsellers
  • "Cyclops"
    second novella/excerpt from The Postman
    1985 Hugo nominee
  • Asimov's Mar 1984
  • "Myth Number 21"
  • Earth
  • Otherness
  • "The Secret of Life"
  • Amazing Jul 1990
  • Earth
  • "The Postman"
    As a novella
    1983 Hugo winner
    1983 Brazilian SF Award winner
  • Asimov's Nov 1982
  • Novel Ideas
  • "Ambiguity"
  • The Microverse
  • Earth
  • Otherness
  • Chapbooks

    Multi-Author Series


    Dr Pak's Preschool

    Second Foundation: #3 Foundation's Triumph
    , 1999

    Star Trek: The Next Generation: Forgiveness
    Image Copyright Alan Giana
    Image Copyright Ron Walotsky
    Image Copyright Jean-Pierre Targete
    Image Copyright Scott Hampton
  • Interzone #33 1990
  • Piecework
  • InterZone: The 5th Anthology
  • The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories
  • Otherness
  • "Dr. Pak’s Preschool"
  • Dr. Pak’s Preschool
  • F&SF Jul 1990
  • Abortion Stories
  • Otherness
  • Collections

    Insistence of Vision

    Tomorrow Happens


    The River of Time
    LOCUS Award for Best Collection, 1995
    Image Copyright Jim Burns
    Image Copyright Donato Giancola
    Image Copyright Jim Burns


    Through Stranger Eyes

    Extraterrestrial Civilization

    The Transparent Society
    Image Copyright Michael Whelan; again can't find a cover image so using an appropriate pic WINNER Obeler Freedom of Speech Award; McGannon Communication Policy Research Award

    Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World

    Star Wars on Trial

    King Kong is Back!

    Ecco the Dolphin
    [Video Game]

    Tribes: It's 50,000 B.C. Where Are Your Children?
    [game module}
    Master's Thesis:
    The Evolution of Polarized Light in an Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Medium, 1977
    PhD Thesis:
    The Evolution of Cometary Nuclei as Influenced by a Dust Component
    Image Copyright Boris Vallejo
    Image Copyright Donna Barr

    David Brin's Out of Time

    Tiger in Sky

    by Sheila Finch, 1999


    by Nancy Kress, 1999

    The Game of Worlds

    by Roger McBride Allen, 1999
    Images Copyright Peter Bollinger & Cliff Nielsen

    Tomorrow Happens

    "Probing the Near Future"
    non fiction
  • iPlanet online, 1999
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "Stones of Significance"
  • Lamps on the Brow
  • Analog Jan 2000
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Les Sphères de cristal
  • Stones of Signifigance E-BOOK
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Go Ahead, Stand on My Shoulders!"
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "Reality Check"
  • Nature Mar 16 2000
  • Year’s Best SF 6
  • The Hard SF Renaissance
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Live Without a Net
  • E-BOOK
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "The Future Keeps Surprising Us"
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "Paris Conquers All"
    (with Gregory Benford)
  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches, 1989
  • F&SF Mar 1996
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "George Orwell and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy [Why 1984 Didn't Happen]"
  • includes material (edited/revised) from a series of articles about "The Coming Millennium" for AOL/Netscape's online iPlanet magazine, 1999, and from "Orwell and our Future," a paper presented to the conference in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Chicago School of Law, 1999.
  • E-BOOK
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Through Stranger Eyes
  • "Fortitude"
  • Science Fiction Age Jan 1996
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Worst Contact
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Do We Really Want Immortality?"
  • iPlanet online, 1999
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "The Diplomacy Guild"
  • Amazing Stories, March 1990
  • Isaac’s Universe Volume 1: The Diplomacy Guild, 1990
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Goodbye, Mir! (Sniff!)"
  • Locus Nov, 2000
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • " The Open-Ended Science Fiction Story"
    Fiction & Non-Fiction
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "News from 2025: A Glitch in MedicineCabinet 3.5"
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Seeking a New Fulcrum: Parapsychology and the Need to Believe in a New Transcendence"
  • Skeptic Magazine, volume 9 number 1
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "Seeking a New Fulcrum" [HTML]
  • "A Professor at Harvard"
  • Analog Jul/Aug 2003
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "The Robots and Foundation Universe: Issues and Hints Left for Us by Isaac Asimov"
  • Oceans of the Mind, #1, Fall 2001
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "An Ever-Reddening Glow"
  • Analog Feb 1996
  • The Hard SF Renaissance
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "We Hobbits Are a Merry Folk"
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "The Other Side of the Hill"
  • Science Fiction Age, November 1994
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • Insistence of Vision
  • Otherness

    "The Giving Plague"
  • Interzone #23 1988
  • InterZone: The 3rd Anthology
  • Full Spectrum 2
  • The 1989 Annual World’s Best SF
  • Otherness
  • "Detritus Affected"
  • F&SF Mar 1993
  • Otherness
  • "The Dogma of Otherness"
  • Analog, April 1986
  • Otherness
  • "Shhhh"
  • Amazing May 1989
  • Otherness
  • "Those Eyes"
  • Otherness
  • Alien Pregnant by Elvis
  • "What to Say to a UFO"
  • Otherness
  • "Bonding to Genji"/"Genji"
  • Murasaki
  • Otherness
  • "The Warm Space"
  • Far Frontiers
  • Great Science Fiction By the World’s Great Scientists
  • Isaac Asimov’s Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #9: Robots
  • Otherness
  • "Whose Millennium?"
  • Aboriginal SF Spr 1996
  • Otherness
  • "NatuLife™"
  • F&SF Apr 1994
  • Otherness
  • "Science vs Magic"
  • Otherness
  • "Bubbles"
  • The Universe
  • Otherness
  • "What Continues, What Fails..."
  • Interzone Dec 1991
  • Full Spectrum 4
  • Ascent of Wonder
  • Otherness
  • "The Commonwealth of Wonder" / "The New Meme"
    nonfiction transcribed/edited from talk given at Brigham Young University, Feb14, 1989
  • Otherness
  • River of Time

    "The Crystal Spheres"
    Winner: Hugo Best short story, 1985
  • Analog Jan 1984
  • The Science Fiction Yearbook
  • The New Hugo Winners
  • The Crystal Spheres E-BOOK
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "The Loom of Thessaly"
  • Asimov's Nov 1981
  • The Loom of Thessaly E-BOOK
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "The Fourth Vocation of George Gustaf"
  • Isaac Asimov’s Tomorrow’s Voices
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "Senses Three and Six" The River of Time (version 2)
    "Toujous Voir" The River of Time (version 2)
    "A Stage of Memory"
    (with Daniel Brin)
  • F&SF Dec 1986
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "Just a Hint"
  • Analog Apr 1981
  • Before They Were Giants
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "Tank-Farm Dynamo"
  • Analog Nov 1983
  • Skylife: Space Habitats in Story & Science
  • Tank Farm Dynamo E-BOOK
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "Thor Meets Captain America"
    1987 Hugo nominee
  • F&SF Jul 1986
  • Hitler Victorious
  • The Life Eaters, 2003
  • Thor Meets Captain America E-BOOK
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "Lungfish"
  • DavidBrin.com
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • "Co-Existence"/"The River of Time"
  • Asimov's May 1982
  • The River of Time (version 2)
  • Insistence of Vision

    "Insistence of Vision"
  • Twelve Tomorrows
  • Insistence of Vision
  • Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
  • "Transition Generation"
  • Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Chrysalis"
  • Analog Oct 2014
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "The Logs"/"The Log"
  • Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss"
  • Old Venus
  • Insistence of Vision
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One
  • The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF 2015
  • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8
  • "Eloquent Elepents Pine Away for the Moon's Crystal Forests"
  • Space Cadets
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Mars Opposition"
  • Analog Jan-Feb 2005
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "I Could've Done Better"
    (with Gregory Benford)
  • Jim Baen's Universe, February 2007
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "A Retrospective by Jules Verne"
  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Avalon Probes"\"The Avalon Missions"
  • Analog, March 2014
  • Insistence of Vision
  • "Six-Word Tales" Insistence of Vision

    Uncollected Short Stories

    2017 "High Awareness"
    w/Tobias S. Buckell
    Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere
    2016 "71"
  • Baen's Free Stories of 2016
  • Ring of Fire IV
  • 2014 "The Tell" Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft
    2013 "Banner of the Angels"
    (W/Gregory Benford)
    Extreme Planets: A Science Fiction Anthology of Alien Worlds
    "The Heavy Generation" Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon
    2008 "The Ancient Ones" episode 5 (final) Jim Baen's Universe, February 2008
    2007 "The Ancient Ones" episode 4 Jim Baen's Universe, April 2007
  • 2007 World Science Fiction Convention (Nippon2007) Book
  • 2006 "The Ancient Ones" episode 3 Jim Baen's Universe, December 2006
    "The Ancient Ones" episode 2 Jim Baen's Universe, August 2006
    "The Ancient Ones" episode 1 Jim Baen's Universe, June 2006
    2005 "Mars Opposition"
  • AnalogJanuary-February 2005
  • 2004 "Sky Light"
  • All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
  • 1990 "Peacekeeper" Aboriginal SF Mar/Apr 1990
    "Ice Pilot"
  • Project Solar Sail
  • 1989 "Privacy"
  • F&SF Sep 1989
  • The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 3
  • David Brin's Web Page
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