Questions tagged [david-brin]

David Brin is an American scientist and an author of science fiction. His 1985 novel, The Postman, was adapted as a film of the same name in 1997. He was born in 1950.

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In David Brin's “Kiln People,” why is Ritu's head shaved?

In David Brin's novel Kiln People, there is an unclear reference--once--to Ritu having a shaved head, but no explanation as to when or why or how this happened. This is mentioned at the point where ...
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Houseflies use humanity to colonize the galaxy

David Brin's short story "The Giving Plague" contains the following passage: A guy I once knew, who used to read science fiction, told me about this story he'd seen, in which it turned out that ...
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Is there a reason this human character's name sounds Tymbrimi?

It's time to play Guess The Human! Here's a list of characters mentioned in The Uplift War Athaclena, Ma'chutallil, Mathicluanna, Oshoyoythuna, Oth'thushutn, Prathachulthorn, Thlufallthreela, ...
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What's with the word “sardonic” in sci-fi?

OK, this is going to seem to be either a ridiculous question or there is something there. I have noticed that Asimov is a huge fan of the word "sardonic". Maybe it's just that I notice it because I ...
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Any plans for movie of Startide Rising?

Anybody know what the current status is of plans to make a movie of Startide Rising? Has anything changed with the status in the past couple years? Can someone light a fire under an appropriate rump ...
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Any tales about the Vanilla Needle and Jacob Demwa?

I'm rereading Sundiver by David Brin for the first time in a long time. In it, Jacob Demwa is recently scarred by an incident at the Vanilla Needle in which he loses his wife. Brin is excellent at ...
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Who uplifted the humans in David Brin's Uplift novels?

Once a long, long time ago I read the cool novel Startide Rising by David Brin. The Uplift saga that the novel is a part of is about a universe full of different species. The only common connection ...