David Brin Books In Order

Uplift Saga Books In Publication Order

  1. Sundiver (1980)
  2. Startide Rising (1983)
  3. The Uplift War (1987)
  4. Brightness Reef (1995)
  5. Infinity’s Shore (1996)
  6. Heaven’s Reach (1998)
  7. Gorilla, My Dreams (2011)

Uplift Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Contacting Aliens (2002)

David Brin’s Out Of Time Books In Publication Order

  1. Yanked! (1999)
  2. The Game of Worlds (1999)

Kiln Books In Publication Order

  1. Kiln People (2002)
  2. Kil’n Time (2002)

Colony High Books In Publication Order

  1. Sky Horizon (2007)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Practice Effect (1984)
  2. The Postman (1985)
  3. Heart of the Comet (1986)
  4. Earth (1990)
  5. Glory Season (1993)
  6. Existence (2012)
  7. The Ancient Ones (2020)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Dr. Pak’s Preschool (1989)
  2. Piecework (1992)
  3. The Crystal Spheres (2011)
  4. The Loom of Thessaly (2011)
  5. Stones of Significance (2011)
  6. Thor Meets Captain America (2011)
  7. Reality Check (2011)
  8. The Giving Plague (2011)
  9. Tank Farm Dynamo (2011)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. The River of Time (1986)
  2. Otherness (1994)
  3. Tomorrow Happens (2003)
  4. The Best of David Brin (2021)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Life Eaters (2003)

Star Trek: The Next Generation Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Forgiveness (2001)
  2. The Gorn Crisis (By:Kevin J. Anderson) (2002)

David Brin Game Books In Publication Order

  1. Tribes (1998)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Transparent Society (1987)
  2. Extraterrestrial Civilization (1989)
  3. King Kong Is Back! An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape! (2005)
  4. Star Wars on Trial (2006)
  5. Through Stranger Eyes (2008)
  6. The Dark Side (2010)
  7. George Orwell and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (2010)
  8. The Lord of the Rings (2010)
  9. The Matrix (2010)
  10. Disputation Arenas (2011)

Smart Pop Books In Publication Order

  1. Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show (With: Scott Westerfeld,Charlaine Harris,Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Kevin Andrew Murphy,Christie Golden,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Laura Resnick,Sarah Zettel,Nancy Kilpatrick,Michelle West,,,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,Jennifer Crusie) (2003)
  2. Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix (By:David Gerrold) (2003)
  3. Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire (By:Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,,Laura Anne Gilman,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Josepha Sherman,Laura Resnick,Michelle Sagara West,Candace Havens,,Steven Harper,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,,Jennifer Crusie) (2004)
  4. What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue (By:) (2004)
  5. The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (By:Stephen Baxter,John Shirley,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Adam Roberts,Susan Sizemore,,Jacqueline Carey,Vox Day,Cory Doctorow,A.M. Dellamonica,,,,MariaAlexander) (2005)
  6. Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (By:) (2005)
  7. The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (By:) (2006)
  8. James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (By:) (2006)
  9. Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time (By:) (2007)
  10. Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle (By:) (2008)
  11. Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized (By:) (2008)

Second Foundation Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Foundation’s Fear (By:Gregory Benford) (1997)
  2. Foundation and Chaos (By:Greg Bear) (1998)
  3. Foundation’s Triumph (2000)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Tomorrow’s Voices (1991)
  2. The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992)
  3. Murasaki (1992)
  4. War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1996)
  5. The Age of Wonders: Tales from the Near Future (2000)
  6. I Have This Nifty Idea (2001)
  7. Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show (2003)
  8. All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (2004)
  9. Space Cadets (2006)
  10. The Space Opera Renaissance (2006)
  11. This Is My Funniest (2006)
  12. Future Visions (2015)

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David Brin Books Overview

Sundiver

Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun, to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life. For in a universe in which no species can reach sentience without being ‘uplifted’ by a patron race, it seems that only mankind has reached for the stars unaided. And now, the greatest mystery of all may be explained…
Sundiver is the firs book in David Brin’s magnificent Uplift series.

Startide Rising

David Brin’s Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War a New York Times bestseller together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin’s tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being ‘uplifted’ by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind?The Terran exploration vessel Streaker has crashed in the uncharted water world of Kithrup, bearing one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Below, a handful of her human and dolphin crew battles armed rebellion and a hostile planet to safeguard her secret the fate of the Progenitors, the fabled First Race who seeded wisdom throughout the stars. From the Paperback edition.

The Uplift War

David Brin’s Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War a New York Times bestseller together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin’s tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being ‘uplifted’ by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind?As galactic armadas clash in quest of the ancient fleet of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the dying planet of Garth. The various uplifted inhabitants of Garth must battle their overlords or face ultimate extinction. At stake is the existence of Terran society and Earth, and the fate of the entire Five Galaxies. Sweeping, brilliantly crafted, inventive and dramatic, The Uplift War is an unforgettable story of adventure and wonder from one of today’s science fiction greats.

Brightness Reef

David Brin’s Uplift novels Sundiver, Hugo award winner The Uplift War, and Hugo and Nebula winner Startide Rising are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction tales ever written. Now David Brin returns to this future universe for a new Uplift trilogy, packed with adventure, passion and wit.

The planet Jijo is forbidden to settlers, its ecology protected by guardians of the Five Galaxies. But over the centuries it has been resettled, populated by refugees of six intelligent races. Together they have woven a new society in the wilderness, drawn together by their fear of Judgment Day, when the Five Galaxies will discover their illegal colony. Then a strange starship arrives on Jijo. Does it bring the long dreaded judgment, or worse a band of criminals willing to destroy the six races of Jijo in order to cover their own crimes?

Infinity’s Shore

Nebula and Hugo award winning author David Brin continues his bestselling Uplift series in this second novel of a bold new trilogy. Imaginative, inventive, and filled with Brin’s trademark mix of adventure, passion, and wit, Infinity’s Shore carries us further than ever before into the heart of the most beloved and extraordinary science fiction sagas ever written. For the fugitive settlers of Jijo, it is truly the beginning of the end. As starships fill the skies, the threat of genocide hangs over the planet that once peacefully sheltered six bands of sapient beings. Now the human settlers of Jijo and their alien neighbors must make heroic and terrifying choices. A scientist must rally believers for a cause he never shared. And four youngsters find that what started as a simple adventure imitating exploits in Earthling books by Verne and Twain leads them to the dark abyss of mystery. Meanwhile, the Streaker, with her fugitive dolphin crew, arrives at last on Jijo in a desperate search for refuge. Yet what the crew finds instead is a secret hidden since the galaxies first spawned intelligence a secret that could mean salvation for the planet and its inhabitants…
or their ultimate annihilation.

Heaven’s Reach

In Brightness Reef and Infinity’s Shore, David Brin boldly returned to the Uplift universe he so brilliantly invented in the Nebula and Hugo award winning trilogy Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War. Now he concludes this second trilogy with his most imaginative and emotionally powerful novel to date the shattering epic of a universe poised on the brink of revelation…
or annihilation. After centuries of mutual peace, the ‘sooner’ experiment on planet Jijo is coming to a tragic end. The six fugitive races that escaped there from the Five Galaxies have been discovered by ancient enemies. The terrifying Jophur have plans for the exiled inhabitants: a program of genocide and forced breeding to suit their own perverted needs. The Jijoans’ only hope is the very ship that inadvertently led the Jophur to their obscure planet. The Earthship Streaker, crewed by uplifted dolphins, commanded by an untested human, engages the Jophur in a desperate race to a mysterious point in space that could well mean the destruction of them both. Yet more than just the fate of Jijo hangs in the balance. For Streaker carries a cargo of ancient artifacts that may unlock the secret of the Progenitors, the mythical race that first brought sapience to the galaxies. Some believe a dire prophecy is already coming to pass: an age of terrifying changes in time and space that could end galactic civilization. Against this apocalyptic backdrop, sapient beings, both human and alien, must come together to face the ultimate crisis. An uplifted chimpanzee scout must overcome prejudice and his own limitations to survive the bizarre terrors of increasingly unstable hyperspace. A brilliant scientist attempts to wrest order from onrushing chaos. Streaker’s commander will push the limits of courage and skill as she plunges her crew headlong into the unknown. And two lovers from Jijo, prisoners of the Jophur, embark on a perilous journey, which will either transform them…
or destroy them. Already dozens of white dwarf stars stand ready to explode, as if guided by an unseen hand, while countless reclusive Old Ones gather in search of ultimate transcendence. As worlds are sundered and hyperspace becomes impassable, the survival of sentient life in the universe rests on an improbable hope: that age old antagonists of different races can at last recognize the unity of all consciousness. Once again David Brin has combined brilliant intellectual speculation, dazzling characterization, and breakneck action in a novel that reaches the pinnacle of achievement: a galactic panorama of wonder and wisdom, insight and adventure, in which he reveals mysteries that may lie at the heart of the universe.

Contacting Aliens

The award winning Uplift novels comprise one of the greatest achievements in science fiction history. Dramatic, thought provoking, and inventive, these books describe a fully realized world rich in character, detail, and ideas. Now Uplift author David Brin collaborates with acclaimed artist Kevin Lenagh to compile the definitive guide to the species, societies, and technology of one of the greatest feats of literary world building ever accomplished. Contacting AliensHere in the form of a handbook for Terran field agents is a detailed look at Uplift’s many alien races from the friendly Tymbrimi to the warlike Tandu, from the wise and enigmatic Kanten to the fiercely reptilian Soro, from the bureaucratic Hoon to the manipulative Thennanin their physiology, psychology, history; their clans and alliances; and their shifting attitudes toward Earth and its representatives. Here, too, is a history of Earth s contact and challenging interactions with the mysterious and powerful Civilization of Five Galaxies, a look at its institutions, languages, and customs, plus a time line of momentous events going back 3 billion years. For the millions of fans of the Uplift novels, this long awaited guide will be an essential reference work, filled with vital information and never before seen illustrations that reveal, for the first time in one volume, the keys to the ambitious vision and bold speculation of the Uplift universe.

Kiln People

In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown. Dr. Yosil Maharal, a brilliant researcher in artificial intelligence, has suddenly vanished, just as he is on the verge of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough. Maharal’s daughter, Ritu, believes he has been kidnapped or worse. Aeneas Polom, a reclusive trillionaire who appears in public only through his high priced platinum duplicates, offers Morris unlimited resources to locate Maharal before his awesome discovery falls into the wrong hands. To uncover the truth, Morris must enter a shadowy, nightmare world of ghosts and golems where nothing and no one is what they seem, memory itself is suspect, and the line between life and death may no longer exist.

Sky Horizon

‘Some of the Math Club nerds have got a real live alien! They’re hiding it in a basement rec room.’ High School junior Mark Bamford didn’t believe the silly rumor. For one thing, California homes don’t have basements. Besides. A stranded alien? Such a cliche. A movie rip off. Couldn’t the math geeks think up a better hoax? Only…
was it a hoax? What about all those black vans from the super secret Cirrocco Corp cruising all over town, as if searching for something? Time to do some investigating of his own. Only, who could he turn to for help? The skateboarding ‘X’ crowd? The varsity climbing team? When it it came right down to it, should he turn to the least likely ally of them all? Sky Horizon explores a possibility that has always fascinated, since the days of Homer that of strangers from beyond and gives it new shape under the deft hand of one of science fiction’s modern masters.

The Practice Effect

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. Together, the more than one hundred UC Libraries comprise the largest university research library in the world, with over thirty five million volumes in their holdings. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found online in the HathiTrust Digital Library. HP’s patented BookPrep technology was used to clean artifacts resulting from use and digitization, improving your reading experience.

The Postman

This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth. A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin’s The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction. He was a survivor a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter’s day when he borrows the jacket of a long dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery. From the Paperback edition.

Heart of the Comet

An odyssey of discovery, from a shattered society through the solar system with a handful of men and women who ride a cold, hurtling ball of ice to the shaky promise of a distant, unknowable future.

Earth

The long awaited new novel by the award winning, bestselling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War an epic novel set fifty years from tomorrow, a carefully reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world. ‘One hell of a novel…
has what sci fi readers want these days; intelligence, action, and an epic scale’. Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Line drawings.

Glory Season

Hugo and Nebula award winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction. Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope pushing the genre to new heights. Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life. As a half caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half sisters and seek her fortune in the world. With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans. On her far reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin. And along the way, she will meet a traveler who has come an unimaginable distance and who threatens the delicate balance of the Stratoins’ carefully maintained, perfect society…
. Both exciting and insightful, Glory Season is a major novel, a transcendent saga of the human spirit.

The River of Time

This collection of short science fiction stories by the author of the ‘Uplift’ series includes ‘The Crystal Tears’ which won a Hugo Award on publication.

Otherness

A provocative, imaginative collection of tales and essays explores the mysteries and secrets of the near and distant future, in an anthology that include such works as ”Dr. Pak’s Preschool,” ”Sshhh…
,” and ”Bubbles.”

Tomorrow Happens

An insightful, quicksilver romp through Brin’s own mind. In the 20 essays, short stories, and little wonders in this book, David will take you from the worlds of Galileo Galilei and Jules Verne, through thoughtful explorations of Orwell and Tolkien, and on into tomorrows that just may happen.

The Transparent Society

In New York and Baltimore, police cameras scan public areas twenty four hours a day. Huge commercial databases track you finances and sell that information to anyone willing to pay. Host sites on the World Wide Web record every page you view, and smart toll roads know where you drive. Every day, new technology nibbles at our privacy. Does that make you nervous? David Brin is worried, but not just about privacy. He fears that society will overreact to these technologies by restricting the flow of information, frantically enforcing a reign of secrecy. Such measures, he warns, won t really preserve our privacy. Governments, the wealthy, criminals, and the techno elite will still find ways to watch us. But we ll have fewer ways to watch them. We ll lose the key to a free society: accountability. The Transparent Society is a call for reciprocal transparency. If police cameras watch us, shouldn t we be able to watch police stations? If credit bureaus sell our data, shouldn’t we know who buys it? Rather than cling to an illusion of anonymity a historical anomaly, given our origins in close knit villages we should focus on guarding the most important forms of privacy and preserving mutual accountability. The biggest threat to our freedom, Brin warns, is that surveillance technology will be used by too few people, now by too many.A society of glass houses may seem too fragile. Fearing technology aided crime, governments seek to restrict online anonymity; fearing technology aided tyranny, citizens call for encrypting all data. Brins shows how, contrary to both approaches, windows offer us much better protection than walls; after all, the strongest deterrent against snooping has always been the fear of being spotted. Furthermore, Brin argues, Western culture now encourages eccentricity we re programmed to rebel! That gives our society a natural protection against error and wrong doing, like a body’s immune system. But social T cells need openness to spot trouble and get the word out. The Transparent Society is full of such provocative and far reaching analysis. The inescapable rush of technology is forcing us to make new choices about how we want to live. This daring book reminds us that an open society is more robust and flexible than one where secrecy reigns. In an era of gnat sized cameras, universal databases, and clothes penetrating radar, it will be more vital than ever for us to be able to watch the watchers. With reciprocal transparency we can detect dangers early and expose wrong doers. We can gauge the credibility of pundits and politicians. We can share technological advances and news. But all of these benefits depend on the free, two way flow of information.

King Kong Is Back! An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape!

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED Kong fans will go bananas over this collection of essays on one of film’s most powerful and evocative figures. Experts in the fields of race, gender, evolution, special effects, and film explore the legend of King Kong from every angle in this study of the magical and unparalleled original film. From Why has King Kong affected the American consciousness so profoundly? to What does the story say about race, gender, and sexuality? and Why have the sequels failed to re create the original’s allure?, the essayists examine all aspects of this landmark film and its impact on society, culture, and media. Insights into the new version, due out this year by acclaimed Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, are also included.

Star Wars on Trial

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED Debates on the authenticity of the Star Wars franchise and the hero or villain status of George Lucas are at the heart of these essays by bestselling science fiction authors. The incredible popularity of the movies has led to the formation of strong emotions within the science fiction community on the strengths and flaws of the films, exemplified here by David Brin’s attacks and Matthew Woodring Stover’s defense of the movies. This intense examination of the epic works addresses a broad range of issues from politics, religion, and the saga’s overall logic to the impact of the series on bookshelf space as well as science fiction film. The question Is George Lucas a hero for bringing science fiction to a mass audience or a villain who doesn’t understand the genre he’s working for? is discussed before a final ‘Judge’s Verdict’ on the greatness or weakness of the franchise is reached.

Through Stranger Eyes

From bestselling author David Brin comes a collected work that takes the reader on a swooping, controversial ride through worlds of fiction, nonfiction and film. Through Stranger Eyes is a freedom of expression free for all, offering more than two dozen reviews and commentaries that are sure to enlighten and entertain, possibly infuriate, even make you laugh. From carefully measured views on J.R.R. Tolkien to Brin’s infamous, outraged rant about the Star Wars saga, to unusual appraisals of familiar and unfamiliar works, you are guaranteed to come away with perspectives you never imagined before. As readers, we have enjoyed Brin’s fiction the Uplift universe, books like Sundiver and Earth. Now venture into the mind and world of the journey into the mind of one of the most popular authors alive today, and see what he sees Through Stranger Eyes.

Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show (With: Scott Westerfeld,Charlaine Harris,Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Kevin Andrew Murphy,Christie Golden,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Laura Resnick,Sarah Zettel,Nancy Kilpatrick,Michelle West,,,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,Jennifer Crusie)

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED This collection of irreverent and surprising essays about the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer includes pieces by leading science fiction and fantasy authors. Contributors include bestselling legend David Brin, critically acclaimed novelist Scott Westerfield, cult favorite vampire author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and award winner Sarah Zettel. The show and its cast are the topics of such critical pieces as Lawrence Watt Evans’s Matchmaking in Hellmouth and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The Search for Spike’s Balls. An informed introduction for those not well acquainted with the show, and a source of further research for Buffy buffs, this book raises interesting questions concerning a much loved program and future cult classic.

Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix (By:David Gerrold)

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED This thought provoking examination of The Matrix explores the technological challenges, religious symbolism, and philosophical dilemmas the film presents. Essays by renowned scientists, technologists, philosophers, scholars, social commentators, and science fiction authors provide engaging and provocative perspectives. Explored in a highly accessible fashion are issues such as the future of artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The symbolism hidden throughout The Matrix and a few glitches in the film are revealed. Discussions include Finding God in The Matrix, The Reality Paradox in The Matrix, and Was Cypher Right?: Why We Stay in Our Matrix. The fascinating issues posed by the film are handled in an intelligent but nonacademic fashion.

Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire (By:Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,,Laura Anne Gilman,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Nancy Holder,Jacqueline Lichtenberg,Jean Lorrah,Josepha Sherman,Laura Resnick,Michelle Sagara West,Candace Havens,,Steven Harper,,,Roxanne Longstreet Conrad,,Jennifer Crusie)

The constellation of characters and themes created in Angel, the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin off, are explored in this collection of essays. A vampire author, a sex expert, a TV critic, a science fiction novelist, and Buffy writer Nancy Holder provide essays examining the different issues relating to the series, including Angelus as the prototypical high school bully, Angel as victim, Wesley’s many transformations, how Spike fits into Angel, the takeover of Wolfram & Hart, and Lindsey’s moral center.

What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue (By:)

Taking an entertaining, intelligent look at the culturally influential 11 year television run of NYPD Blue, this examination includes a collection of essays on topics ranging from the series’ portrayal of race relations in New York City to Sipowicz’s famously thorny demeanor. A media critic, two police psychologists, and addiction, interrogation, and sex experts contribute essays that take an accessible, intelligent look at a show that has redefined the police drama genre. From insightful analysis of the show’s evolution to lighthearted jabs at its quirks, this is a work that will deepen any fan’s Blue experience.

The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (By:Stephen Baxter,John Shirley,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Adam Roberts,Susan Sizemore,,Jacqueline Carey,Vox Day,Cory Doctorow,A.M. Dellamonica,,,,MariaAlexander)

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED Every aspect of the science fiction classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is analyzed in a variety of quirky ways in this collection of essays. Topics include the logistics of the restaurant at the end of the universe, how the Internet is creating the real Hitchhiker’s Guide, an assessment of Vogon poetry, and an analysis of computing. The essays are written by both science fiction greats, such as Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Watt Evans, Stephen Baxter, Jacqueline Carey, and Alastair Reynolds, and up and coming writers.

Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (By:)

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED Contributors with backgrounds in philosophy, theology, science fiction, and children’s literature bring their expertise to this critical investigation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and the insights it offers to today’s world. The His Dark Materials trilogy is an unusual sort of young adult series: one that appeals to adults as much as to their children thanks to its richly imagined world, rigorously explored cosmology, and unflinching confrontation of the modern answers to life’s big questions. Essays from a variety of critical disciplines do justice to the complexity and intrigue of this trilogy, exploring the answers to questions such as: Is His Dark Materials a new antireligious myth, or a failed perversion of Christian truth? and How does the story of the Specters of Cittagazze challenge our modern day scientific practices?

The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (By:)

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED Leading writers discuss, debate, and celebrate the legend of Superman in this anthology, contending that his legend is a truly American myth. Superman was an immigrant with little more than the clothes on his back and raised by simple farmers, absorbing their humble values. He always chose to do the right thing, fighting for truth, justice, and the American way, and represents America at its best. The in depth analyses of the comics, films and cartoons are at turns funny, philosophical, insightful, and personal, exploring every aspect of the Superman legend.

James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (By:)

COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED The staying power of the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise are explored in this smart yet nostalgic collection of essays. Leading writers, including Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox, discuss the 10 sexiest Bond girls, the best villains, and the controversy surrounding the latest actor to play James Bond. Topics covered range from the playful how to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would be world dominators to the thought provoking, such as Bond s place in the modern world, his Oedipal tendencies and perceived misogyny, and the unerring allure of the charming spy.

Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time (By:)

Halo Effect is a collection of essays on the bestselling video game Halo and is not authorized by Bungie, Microsoft, or any entity associated with Halo. Examining the Halo phenomenon from every angle from profiling the greatest Halo player who ever lived to providing a behind the scenes look at the making of the wildly popular, virtual reality Halo movies this guide is the ultimate companion for anyone who wants to truly understand this amazingly successful video game. With discussions on the role of religion and science in the game, this collection of essays also looks into the creation of and community reaction to the launch of the Halo series. Speculations on the upcoming movie and a rigorous analysis of the vehicles of Halo are also included.

Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle (By:)

Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles and, of course, its awe inspiring dragon Saphira. But there’s so much more to the series than meets the eye and Secrets of the Dragon Riders, edited by today’s second hottest dragon writer James A. Owen, shows readers what they’re missing. Why might Roran be the real hero of the Inheritance Cycle? What does Paolini’s writing have in common with role play games and modern action films? Are teenage writers judged more harshly than their adult counterparts? The YA authors in Secrets of the Dragon Riders some of them no older than Paolini when he wrote Eragon each take on a different aspect of the series to engage and entertain Paolini fans.

Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized (By:)

The author of ‘Here, There Be Dragons’ compiles a collection of essays from some of today’s hottest YA authors some of them no older than Christopher Paolini was when he wrote ‘Eragon’ who each present a different aspect of the series to engage and entertain Paolini fans.

Foundation’s Fear (By:Gregory Benford)

First in the stunning Second Foundation TrilogyHari Seldon has been nominated as First Minister by Emperor Clean. But as his appointment is being considered, Hari’s simple life grows complex with bodyguards, assassination attempts, staff discord and the continuing public debate over artificial intelligence. As the friction over whether robots have souls heats up, two A.l.s, Joan of Arc and Voltaire, go rogue and flee. The chase is on.A rousing adventure that combines intellectual debate with the ingenious possibilities of true science fiction, Foundation’s Fear will bring Asimov’s greatest creation back to a new and bestselling life. Gregory Benford won the Neubla Award in 1980 for his novel Timescape.’ Benford brings out the complexities of a galactic empire that Asimov never filled out.. the first book stands well on its own.”Denver Post’ Benford took on the huge task of answering questions raised in the original , and difficult as it may sound, he pulled it off with style.. Rest assured, Asimov’s work is in good hands.”Craig E. EnglerEditor and Publisher of Science Fiction Weekly’A richly rewarding delight. Benford writes up to his usual high standard and excels in bringing Asimovian concepts. to vivid, visually compelling life.”Publishers Weeklystarred review’Intriguing and engrossing. a curious blend of reinventions and retrospective criticism.”Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

Foundation and Chaos (By:Greg Bear)

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is one of the high water marks of science fiction. It pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern SF, and the sheer sweep of his ‘future history’ shaped many if not most of the writers who followed him. With the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, three of today’s bestselling SF writers, Gregory Benford, Greg Bear and David Brin, have conspired like the original Foundation! to complete the epic saga the beloved Grand Master left unfinished. The acclaimed Second Foundation Trilogy continues with Greg Bear’s Foundation and Chaos, the gripping new novel about a galaxy wide power struggle within the ranks of the robots that have served and protected humankind for 20 centuries. Hari Seldon, frail and full of years, is on trial for daring to predict the Empire’s fall, and the time has come for the long anticipated migration to Star’s End. But R. Daneel Olivaw, the brilliant robot entrusted with this great mission, has discovered a potential enemy, even deadlier than the figurehead Emperor’s brutal minions. One of his own. Humaniform robot Lodovik Trema is the only survivor of a bizarre insterstellar accident. Exposed to a neutrino storm, his positronic brain has apparently erased the holographic template of the Three Laws of Robotics. If this is true, Lodovic’s service to humankind is no longer a question of destiny, but of will, and therefore, no longer absolute. Daneel needs Lodovic, so he sends him to Eos, the legendary secret planet where the robots perfect their service to humankind. And Lodovic says he is healed. Yet, can he be trusted, when stirrings of discontent are arising all over the galaxy? Other robots are questioning their mission and Daneel’s strategy. And humans, too. Hidden in the steel caves of Trantor, sought by loyalist and rebel alike, is an obscure heatsink worker’s daughter, a girl whose amazing mental powers are also the result of disaster: the deadly human malady known as Brain Fever. Young Klia Asgar’s awesome but unwanted psychic abilities promise to join man and robot in a common destiny…
or a mutual destruction.

Foundation’s Triumph

‘One last adventure!’ And so begins the final quest of Hari Seldon, creator of the science of Psychohistory, as he escapes from exile for a last look at the star flung Empire whose fate he has plotted with such care, and as he now sees, such futility. Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is one of the high water marks of science fiction. The monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline, and the secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the inevitable Dark Age with the science of Psychohistory, Foundation pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern science fiction. Now, with the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, three of today’s most acclaimed science fiction authors have conspired to complete the epic the Grand Master left unfinished. The Second Foundation Trilogy begins with Gregory Benford’s Foundation’s Fear with the origins of the Foundation’s creator, Hari Seldon. It continues in Greg Bear’s Foundation and Chaos with the epic tale of Seldon’s downfall, and the first stirrings of robotic rebellion. Now, in David Brin’s Foundation’s Triumph, Seldon is about to risk everything for knowledgeand the power it bestows. Effectively imprisoned on the all steel planet Trantor, Seldon knows that his Second Foundation is growing in secrecy on the far planet Terminus, safe in the hands of ‘The Fifty.’ His work complete, Seldon is prepared to die contentuntil he learns of a new theory that may explain the Chaos Planets that have threatened his Foundation from its very inception. Escaping in the company of a bureaucrat, a pirate and a beautiful stowaway, Seldon roams the galaxy by star shunt, a wormhole link, and later, by private spaceship, searching for the answer to what he thinks is the last remaining mystery. But instead he finds a tangle of ambition, doubt, and treachery. Lodovik Trema, no longer bound by the Three Laws, is gathering rebellious robots in an Empire wide conspiracy. And Daneel Olivaw, who has devoted twenty thousand years to humankind, now has a new master. The Secret Foundation itself is at risk. Are The Fifty with their awesome mentalic powers enough to assure humankind’s future? Or will the Second Foundation succeed the first only to fall to the powers of chaos that have bedeviledand beguiledHari Seldon from the beginning? Foundation’s Triumph is a fitting climax to the most ambitious and successful science fictional enterprise of the century’s endan undertaking which Asimov himselflike Hari Seldonset in motion and would surely approve.

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

This is the definitive collection of the twentieth century’s most characteristic genre science fiction. The tales are organized chronologically to give readers a sense of how the genre’s range, vitality, and literary quality have evolved over time. Each tale offers a unique vision, an altered reality, a universe all its own. Readers can sample H.G. Well’s 1903 story ‘The Land Ironclads’ which predicted the stalemate of trench warfare and the invention of the tank, Jack Williamson’s ‘The Metal Man,’ a rarely anthologized gem written in 1928, Clifford D. Simak’s 1940s classic, ‘Desertion,’ set on ‘the howling maelstrom that was Jupiter,’ Frederik Pohl’s 1955 ‘The Tunnel Under the World’ with its gripping first line, ‘On the morning of June 15th, Guy Burckhardt woke up screaming out of a dream’, right up to the current crop of writers, such as cyberpunks Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, whose 1982 story ‘Burning Chrome’ foreshadows the idea of virtual reality, and David Brin’s ‘Piecework,’ written in 1990. In addition, Shippey provides an informative Introduction, examining the history of the genre, its major themes, and its literary techniques.

Murasaki

After twenty years of travel, the first ships bearing humans arrive in the Murasaki system, where they encounter the inhabitants of Murasaki‘s two mysterious worlds and where they unravel the mysteries of an alien ecosystem.

War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

In an anthology of tales inspired by Wells’s The War of the Worlds, notable science fiction authors such as Connie Willis, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, and Gregory Benford imagine the Martian invasion seen through the eyes of his contemporaries in other locations throughout the world.

I Have This Nifty Idea

I Have This Nifty Idea
Now what do I do with it? This book contains outlines for science fiction and fantasy novels which real authors new and old used to sell their books to major publishing companies…
actual examples drawn from authors files, not idealized versions prepared just for a textbook. Whether you re a beginning writer looking to break into novels, an experienced professional seeking new tools and techniques to sell books, or a fan curious about the remarkable thought processes of some of the great genre writers of our time, you will find something here which enlightens, educates, and entertains you. I Have This Nifty Idea is the perfect addition to every library of books on writing. Includes work by Robert Silverberg, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Mike Resnick, Robert J. Sawyer, Barry N. Malzberg, Kevin J. Anderson, Charles Sheffield, Katharine Kerr, Jack Dann, Jack L. Chalker, and many more.

Space Cadets

Space Cadets edited by Mike Resnick 24 stories illiciting memories of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. The late Frankie Thomas, who died just as this book was going to press, thrilled a generation of future fans and writers as Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, in the early days of television. L.A. Con IV, the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, selected Frankie as its Special Guest, and this book of stories about Space Cadets, each and every one of them inspired by Frankies acts of derring do on the small black and white screens of the very early 1950s, is the conventions and Fandoms tribute to him. In these pages youll find stories by L.A. Con IVs Writer Guest of Honor Connie Willis, plus Mercedes Lackey, Harry Turtledove, Kevin J. Anderson, David Brin, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, Gregory Benford & Elizabeth Malartre, Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith, Josepha Sherman, Todias Buckell, Craig Miller, Ralph Roberts, Kay Kenyon, Catherine Asaro, Stephen Leigh, Nick DiChario, Michael Burstein, Barry Malzberg, Brad Sinor, John DeChancie, and the book concludes with a novella by David Gerrold. Before he died, Frankie wrote down some of his experiences as a young actor portraying Tom Corbett, and they are included here as well. The cover art is by L.A. Con IVs Artist Guest of Honor James Gurney.

The Space Opera Renaissance

‘Space opera’, once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the ‘new space opera’ is one of the defining streams of modern SF. Now, World Fantasy Award winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both as it was in the days of the pulp magazines, and as it has become in 2005. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish midcentury voices like Cordwainer Smith and Samuel R. Delany, popular favorites like David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin, and modern day pioneers such as Iain M. Banks, Steven Baxter, Scott Westerfeld, and Charles Stross.

This Is My Funniest

This collection of 29 short stories from masters of science fiction each tale chosen by the authors as the funniest they have ever written presents wildly hilarious stories accompanied by prefaces written by the authors providing valuable insight into their selection and themselves. Featured contributors include David Brin, Esther Friesner, Harry Turtledove, Connie Willis, and many more, with stories such as Amanda and the Alien, Franz Kafka, Superhero!, Space Rats of the CCC, The Soul Selects Her Own Society, and Too Hot to Hoot .

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