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.
- Paperback | 688 pages
- 126 x 196 x 46mm | 480.81g
- 06 Nov 2012
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
- Digital original
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 * 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 * 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 * An impressive introduction to one of SF's major talents * Publishers Weekly * EXISTENCE may be Brin's masterwork * LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS * 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 * 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 * Cleverly argued and uncomfortably plausible * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * A masterpiece of rock-hard SF * SUN *
About David Brin
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