By David Brin
A groundbreaking, mind-blowingly ambitious new science fiction novel from the multiple award-winning classic author David Brin
OUR CONTINUED EXISTENCE WAS NEVER A GIVEN.
Year after year, humanity has survived the main pitfalls awaiting us - natural disasters, nuclear war, rising seas. But when an alien artefact is found floating in Earth's orbit, it pushes our troubled world to the brink of chaos.
Is this a message in a bottle bringing peace and enlightenment from the stars? Or a warning, threatening to destroy what little stability mankind has achieved? The world is divided - holding its breath. Soon we will know the secret of existence.
Brilliant and gripping, David Brin's novel of the near future is the work of a modern master of science fiction.
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- ISBN: 9780356501734
- Publication date: 01 Nov 2012
- Page count: 688
David Brin is the acclaimed Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of over fifteen novels, including the classic Uplift series, THE POSTMAN (translated into 25 languages around the world) and the critically acclaimed EXISTENCE. He has a doctorate in astrophysics, and has been a consultant to NASA and a graduate-level physics professor. He lives in California.
A masterpiece of rock-hard SF — SUN
Cleverly argued and uncomfortably plausible — SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Brin tackles a plethora of cutting-edge concepts... with the skill of a visionary futurologist ... [conveying] the depth and breadth of his startling future. Existence is Brin's first novel in 10 years, and it's been well worth the wait — GUARDIAN
Existence is bursting with ideas, including near-future tech, first contact with aliens, and the exploration of what it means to be human — io9.com
EXISTENCE may be Brin's masterwork — LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
An impressive introduction to one of SF's major talents — Publishers Weekly
The seriously clever Brin has spent a lot of time thinking about big questions - and has devised a highly original yet plausible version of alien contact — BBC Sky at Night
In Existence, David Brin takes on one of the fundamental themes in science fiction - and what is also one of the fundamental questions humanity faces in this century. Since Brin is both a great storyteller and one of the most imaginative writers around, Existence is not to be missed — Vernor Vinge
Take a world soaked in near-future strangeness and complexity . . . Add a beautiful alien artifact that turns out to be the spearpoint of a very dangerous, very ancient invasion . . . Hotwire with wisdom and wonder . . . Existence is as urgent and as relevant as anything by Stross or Doctorow, but with the cosmic vision of Bear or Benford. Brin is back — Stephen Baxter