an old David Brin update
I found a David Brin newsletter issue in my old e-mails. It’s hard to believe I found only one. It is dated February 2009.
Hello fellow fans of the future! David Brin here. I know it has been a very long time since I have come out with one of my update- newsletters. As an experiment, I moved this list over to Google Groups. I hope it is convenient for all of you. (The member list is re-filling so slowly, I will go ahead and post this to the first 35o people and re-post a week or two later. Sorry.) Remember, I only send these out a few times a year! And you can opt- out any time. ============ LATEST NEWS Alert: My TV show "Life After People" re-appears on the History Channel 2/28 5pm! They plan to turn it into a series. I'll be on most episodes. My most recent book falls into the category of a science fiction "related work." It is "Through Stranger Eyes" -- a collection of of my liveliest essays and book reviews, Including some provocative essays about Star Wars, Tolkien and Trek! Also ruminations on great minds from Feynman to Muybridge, along with literature and science far afield from SF. Published by Nimble Press. My recent novella - "Shoresteading" - set in a near future of rising seas and tensions, offers a stand-alone glimpse into my next novel. This fast paced tale of mystery and alien artifacts is posted online for free on Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. They hope some of you will give it a Hugo nomination. I won't complain! See the novella at: http://baens-universe.com/articles/Shoresteading__Part_One Universe is the best online SF magazine ever, packed with exciting stories! Including several stand-alone David Brin novellas, plus my new serial-comedy "The Ancient Ones"... it's funniest thing you'll read this year! Subscribe using a special discount coupon code, just for my fans! EE329517B2 I'm also hard at work on a sprawling near future novel called Existence. Stay tuned! Yes, folks want more Uplift! I do hope to get back to Tom, Creideiki and other Uplift adventures. Till then, see the uplift story "Temptation" downloadable at http://www.davidbrin.com/shortstories.html Also a new uplift comedy on Universe, in the next few months. PS here's a hint... some will argue that my next novel, Existence, is uplift! ============= OLDER BOOKS: Sky Horizon, a short but exciting novel in the Heinlein tradition won the Hal Clement Award for best SF novel for young adult readers. The limited run, from Subterranean, is sold out. I'll announce when a mass market edition is available... as well as the sequel, written with the great young author Jeff Carlson! Kiln People is a fast-moving noir detective novel, set in a vivid future when people can literally be in two places at once. The graphic novel "The Life Eaters" explores how mystically-obsessed Nazis might have hoped to use a bizarre kind of magic. With stirring art by Scott Hampton. (The French were keen on this one.) For a fun, nonfiction romp that stirred lots of controversy, see: Star Wars on Trial : Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time from Benbella Books. ============ OTHER NEWS? I was a cast member on the History Channel show "The ArchiTechs" as well as History's most popular show ever: "Life After People." I'm now appearing frequently on the science shows "The Universe" and "Alien Worlds." (ArchiTechs was great! See: http://htyp.org/The_ArchiTECHS) ===================== SOME ESSAYS AND SUCH Can individual citizens matter, in an era when the professionals seem to think only they can protect civilization? http://www.sigmaforum.org/editorial.php Is the Web helping us evolve? Is the Internet turning us into gods? http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2008/12/23/david_brin_google/index.html A little allegory from my nonfiction book The Transparent Society. http://www.davidbrin.com/akademos.html About the yin/yang of a coming “technological singularity”: http://lifeboat.com/ex/singularities.and.nightmares ============== AND FINALLY: Interested in joining a vivid online discussion group? Drop by: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/. Meanwhile do keep an eye open at http://www.davidbrin.com/ for news, plus essays and interesting stuff about the future! Let's all keep pushing and working and exploring -- for a civilization that is bold and open and worthy of the name. thrive-on, David Brin http://www.davidbrin.com --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "David Brin fan updates" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/david-brin-fan-updates?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---
I think “Life After People” is stupid, overly cynical and placing it on the History Channel is heresy.