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
  • "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
  • 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
    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

    Heart of the Comet

    (with Gregory Benford)

    The Life Eaters (graphic novel)

    Sky Horizon
    Hal Clement Award for best Science Fiction novel for young readers, 2008
    Image Copyright Bob Eggelton
    Image Copyright Scott Hampton
    Image Copyright Scott Hampton


    The Postman

    A Movie adaptation was made with Kevin Costner: buy it on DVD or VHS
    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 Bruce Jensen
    Image Copyright John Jude Palencar
  • 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


    Dr Pak's Preschool
    Image Copyright Alan Giana
    Image Copyright Ron Walotsky
  • 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
  • Multi-Author Series

    Second Foundation: #3 Foundation's Triumph
    , 1999

    Star Trek: The Next Generation: Forgiveness
    Image Copyright Jean-Pierre Targete
    Image Copyright Scott Hampton


    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 approptiate pic WINNER Obeler Freedom of Speech Award; McGannon Communication Policy Research Award

    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
  • Stones of Signifigance E-BOOK
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Do We Really Want Immortality?"
  • iPlanet online, 1999
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "The Diplomacy Guild"
  • Isaac’s Universe Volume One: The Diplomacy Guild, 1990
  • Amazing Mar 1990
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 Nov 1994
  • Tomorrow Happens
  • 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 Loom of Thessaly"
  • Asimov's Nov 1981
  • The Loom of Thessaly E-BOOK
  • "The Fourth Vocation of George Gustaf"
  • Isaac Asimov’s Tomorrow’s Voices
  • "Senses Three and Six"
    "Toujous Voir"
    "A Stage of Memory"
    (with Daniel Brin)
  • F&SF Dec 1986
  • "Just a Hint"
  • Analog Apr 1981
  • Before They Were Giants
  • "Tank-Farm Dynamo"
  • Analog Nov 1983
  • Skylife: Space Habitats in Story & Science
  • Tank Farm Dynamo E-BOOK
  • "Thor Meets Captain America"
    1987 Hugo nominee
  • F&SF Jul 1986
  • Hitler Victorious
  • The Life Eaters, 2003
  • Thor Meets Captain America E-BOOK
  • "Lungfish"
  • DavidBrin.com
  • "Co-Existence"/"The River of Time"
  • Asimov's May 1982
  • Through Stranger Eyes

    "The Dream of Scipio" by Iain Pears
    [book review]
    The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears
    "The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien vs the Modern Age"
    "Introduction" The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
    "Foreword" Alas, Babylon By Pat Frank
    "The Dark Side: Star Wars, Mythology and Ingratitude" E-BOOK
    "The Matrix: Tomorrow May Be Different [Cyberpunk: Just Another Rebellion]" E-BOOK
    Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present
    "The Separation" by Christopher Priest
    [book review]
    The Separation by Christopher Priest
    "The Penal Colony" by Richard Herley
    [book review]
    The Penal Colony by Richard Herley
    "Introduction" Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
    "Introduction" Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
    "Introduction" Jules Verne's Journey To The Centre of the Earth
    "The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse" by Gregg Easterbrook
    [book review]
    The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse by Gregg Easterbrook
    "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" by Jared Diamond
    [book review]
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
    "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West" by Rebecca Solnit
    [book review]
    River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit
    "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out" by Richard P. Feynman
    [book review]
    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman
    "Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time" by J. Richard Gott
    [book review]
    Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time by J. Richard Gott
    "The Fifth Essence" by Lawrence Krauss
    [book review]
    The Fifth Essence by Lawrence Krauss
    "Fortune or Failure: Missed Opportunities and Change Discoveries" by Alexander Kohn
    [book review]
    Fortune or Failure: Missed Opportunities and Change Discoveries by Alexander Kohn
    "The Art of Fiction" by Ayn Rand
    [book review]
    The Art of Fiction by Ayn Rand
    Beyond Thirty by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    "Buffy vs. The Old-Fashioned Hero"
    [AS "Guilty Pleasures OR Why Buffy Goes"]
    Seven Seasons of Buffy
    "Godspeed" by Charles Sheffield Godspeed by Charles Sheffield
    "Rocket Boys" by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
    "Ground Zero" by Fred Gambino
    Ground Zero by Fred Gambino
    "Paradise, Purgatory & Inferno" by Mike Resnick
    The Galactic Comedy by Mike Resnick
    "When Heaven Fell" by William Barton
    When Heaven Fell by William Barton
    "A World in Love with Change"
  • The Williamson Effect
  • "Poul Anderson"
  • Locus v47:3 No.488 Sep 2001
  • "Preventing Tomorrows: Harry Harrison and the Most Dangerous Sea"
    "Greg Bear: Citizen of the Renaissance"
    "Burnable Benford: or Attack of the Clone"
    "Isaac Asimov: Scientist and Science Fiction Author"
    "Jim Burns: Artist and Cover Illustrator"
    "Arthur C. Clarke"
    "A Long & Lonely Road: Some Informal Advice to New Authors" DavidBrin.com


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  • "Foreword"
  • The Night Orchid: Conan Doyle in Toulouse
  • by Jean-Claude Dunyach
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  • by Tim McElyea
    "A Special Introduction"
  • Orbiter
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  • Age of Wonders
  • "ForeWord the Foundation"
  • Die Foundation-Trilogie
  • by Isaac Asimov
    (with Gregory Benford)
  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches
  • "Abortion and the Failure of Consensus"
  • Abortion Stories
  • Obits & Memorials

    "Jack Williamson"
  • In Memory of Wonder's Child: Jack Williamson
  • "Tribute to Robert Forward"
  • Locus v49:5 No.502 Nov 2002
  • "Clifford Simak"
  • Readercon 13 Souvenir Book
  • "On Niven"
    With Gregory Benford, Wendy Ali, John Hertz, Steven Barnes and Frederik Pohl
  • N-Space
  • 2010 "Climate Skeptics v. Climate Deniers"
  • Skeptic Magazine, volume 15 number 4
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  • Changing Minds, 2010
  • "Future Tense: How the Net Ensures Our Cosmic Survival -- Give Adolescent Wonder An Evolutionary Jolt" Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, #6
    "The Dangers of First Contact"
  • Skeptic Magazine, volume 15 number 3
  • An article from: Skeptic [HTML]
  • "Thinking About SF"
  • Jim Baen's Universe, August 2009
  • 2007 "I Could've Done Better"
    (with Gregory Benford)
  • Jim Baen's Universe, February 2007
  • "The Ancient Ones" episode 4
  • Jim Baen's Universe, April 2007
  • 2006 "Eloquent Elepents Pine Away for the Moon's Crystal Forests"
  • Space Cadets
  • "Talk of the Future"
  • The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2006 (v30#2)
  • "The Ancient Ones" episode 1
  • Jim Baen's Universe, June 2006
  • "The Ancient Ones" episode 2
  • Jim Baen's Universe, August 2006
  • "The Ancient Ones" episode 3
  • Jim Baen's Universe, December 2006
  • "The Other Intelligent Design Theories"
  • Skeptic Magazine, volume 12 number 2
  • An article from: Skeptic [HTML]
  • "Doing a Slow Turn"
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  • 2005 "Mars Opposition"
  • AnalogJanuary-February 2005
  • "Political Science: a book review"
  • Skeptic Magazine, volume 12 number 2
  • An article from: Skeptic [HTML]
  • 2004 "Sky Light"
  • All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
  • "To Read The Separation"
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction, January 2004
  • "What Hess Sought"
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction, January 2004
  • 2000 "Personal Privacy Lost To Technology"
  • The 1990s, 2000
  • 1999 "The Observatory: Ultimate Surveillance"
  • Amazing Stories, Summer 1999,
  • 1996 "The Transparent Society"
  • Wired, December 1996
  • 1992 "Agent-Author (Pre-nuptial) Agreements"
  • The SFWA Bulletin, Spring 1992
  • "Waging War with Reality"
  • Styles of Creation: Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds
  • "Gaia, Freedom & Human Nature: Some Ironies On The Way To Creating The Network Of The Future"
  • Thinking Robots, an Aware Internet, and Cyberpunk Librarians
  • 1991 "The Dangers of First Contact"
  • Aboriginal Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 1991
  • 1990 "Peacekeeper" Aboriginal SF Mar/Apr 1990
    "Ice Pilot"
  • Project Solar Sail
  • 1989 "Privacy"
  • F&SF Sep 1989
  • The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 3
  • "Science and the Fantastic (Part 1 of 2) "
  • Aboriginal Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 1989
  • "Science and the Fantastic (Part 2 of 2) "
  • Aboriginal Science Fiction, May/Jun 1989
  • "Read This"
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction, August 1989
  • 1988 "Starchilde Harold, Revisited"
  • Mississippi Review 47/48
  • 1987 "Cyberpunk or Cyberjunk? Some Perspectives on Recent Trends in SF"
  • Science Fiction Eye, Winter 1987
  • 1986 "Running Out of Speculative Niches: A Crisis for Hard Science Fiction?"
  • Hard Science Fiction
  • 1985 "Just How Dangerous is the Galaxy?"
  • Analog, July 1985
  • 1984 "The Deadly Thing at 2.4 Kilo-Parsecs"
    non fiction
  • Analog May 1984
  • 1983 "Xenology: The New Science of Asking, "Who's Out There?""
  • Analog, May 1983
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