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David Brin is one of the popular authors of America who has written a number of successful novels based on the science fiction and fantasy genres. He is also a renowned scientist. David has won a number of prestigious awards in his career because of his exciting novels, including the Locus, Nebula, Hugo, and Campbell Awards. He was born on October 6, 1950 as Glen David Brin, but uses the shortened form of his name for his writing career. The Campbell Award winning book written by him titled ‘The Postman’ was made into a feature film in the year 1997, which starred the actor Kevin Costner in the lead role. Another nonfiction novel titled ‘The Transparent Society’ written by David has received Freedom of Speech Award as well as the McGannon Communication Award. David was born to his Jewish parents in Glendale, California, United States. It is believed that his Jewish ancestors had migrated from Poland, near the Konin area. David’s grandfather had joined the Russian army during the time of the year 1905 and played his part in the Russian-Japanese War.
In the year 1973, David completed his graduation from the California Technological Institute with a B.Sc degree in the subject of astrophysics. Later, he obtained his M.Sc degree from the California University located in San Diego in the year 1978. This time he majored in applied physics and then earned his Ph.D in the subject of space science in the year 1981. In the year 2010, became a fellow of the Ethics and Emerging Technologies Institute and also helped with the establishment of the Arthur Clarke Center of the Human Imagination. As of today, he serves on the NASA’s advisory board. Many a times, David gets involved in futuristic consultancy work with the government agencies and private corporations. His consultancy work includes speeches for a wide range of groups who are interested in knowing about the future, including the Defense Department, the CIA, Google, SAP, as well as a number of other corporations. David’s career in consulting and public speaking has a very active side, which allows him to appear in science and future related television shows quite frequently. Some of the popular shows in which he makes appearances include The Universe, Worlds of Tomorrow, Alien Encounters, etc.
The consultation works of David, have allowed him to serve on the advisory board of the Science Fiction Museum. The literary fiction works of author David can be categorized on the whole as hard science fiction, because all his science fiction novels show some or the other kind of technological change acting as plot drivers partially. However, there are some exceptions, such as the graphic novel titled The Life Eaters in which he has described the Norse gods assisting the Nazis. In addition to the science fiction novels, author David Brin ha also written a couple of short stories which are set in his fictional Uplift universe. After having finished writing the novels of the Uplift series, he has hinted at returning again with a new novel at some point. This will help him to link with his readers and fans once again. Other than writing his own independent novels, David has also collaborated with his fellow author named Kevin Lenagh for writing down a novel titled ‘Contacting Aliens’. The other fiction novels written by David a number of standalone novels. Many of his science fiction novels are inspired by the popular works of the noteworthy writers such as Isaac Asimov, John Brunner, and Mark Twain. Currently, he lives in southern California along with his wife and kids.
The Uplift Saga series and the Uplift Storm Trilogy written by author David Brin consist of a total of 7 novels together, which were published between the years 1980 and 1998. Its first novel was published under the title ‘Sundiver’ and was released in the year 1980 by the Bantam Spectra publishing house. The plot of this novel is set in a science fiction world. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is depicted that no species have been able to reach up to the stars without taking help from a patron, except the mankind. As a result, the other species begin to think that some mysterious race might have caused the uplift of the human aeons. Soon, the Expedition Sundiver begins to prepare for circling around the sun, under the caverns of the planet of Mercury in the form of the most momentous journey in the history of mankind. This journey is expected to take the voyagers into the extremely hot and boiling proximity of the sun.
The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘Startide Rising’. It was released by the Spectra publishing house in the year 1983. Just like the previous novel of the series, this novel too had the most extraordinary and thrilling science fiction plot written by author David. Along with the other two initial novels of the series, this novel went on to become the New York Times bestselling novel. The success of the this novel helped the series to become one of the liked sagas of the present time. Like all the other novels written by author David, this novel too is set in a distant universe and once again shows that none of the species living there can reach the sentience without being helped and uplifted by a patron. However, it still remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe as to who uplifted the human race.
In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that the exploration vessel of the Terran named streaker has involved in reaching into the water world of the Kithrup. As a result, it has enabled the discoverers to bear one of the important discoveries in the history of the galaxy. On the other hand, a few dolphin and human crew battle against the armed rebellions of a hostile planet in order to prevent the uncovering of an important secret. The secret seems to carry with it the fate of the race of the Progenitors, who are considered to be the First Race responsible for spreading wisdom in the future universe of the stars. The novel proved to be an intriguing and exciting read because of its science fiction setting. This enabled it to become highly successful all over the world. The success of the novel also allowed author David to be win a number of literary awards such as the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, and the Locus Award.
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