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David Brin

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BC: Brin, David. "David Brin's Official Web Site." David Brin's Official Web Site. 2001. Web. 03 May 2011. . | Brin, David. DSC_0003.jpg. Digital image. Contrary Brin. David Brin. Web. 10 May 2011. . | Brin, Ph.D., David. "My Biography." David Brin's Official Web Site. David Brin. Web. 04 May 2011. .

FC: David Brin | Research Project by Cody Tate

1: David Brin was born in Glendale, California, in 1950. | His father was Herb Brin.

2: David went to college at California Tech, and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor's in Science. | From 1973 to 1977, David worked as a research engineer in semiconductors and CCDs for Hughs Aircraft Research Labs.

3: He also went to the University of California in San Diego from 1975 to 1977 to achieve his Masters Degree in Optics.

4: David was the managing editor for the Journal of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition at UCSD from 1980 to 1981. | In 1981 he then went back to UCSD and got his Doctorate in in Philosophy, he majored in Space Physics.

5: He taught Physics and Writing at San Diego State University from 1982 to 1985, as well as working as an Associate/Post-Doctoral Fellow at the California Space Institute at UCSD in La Jolla, California.

6: In 1988 David worked as a visiting scholar for the Center for Study of Evolution of Life, as well as working in the Jet Propulsion Lab and being a NASA NSCORT for Exobiology, and worked in these places until 1990.

7: From 1990 and on he has been a Keynote speaker and consultant for over a hundred government and corporate groups.

8: David has published over 13 novels, most of them being Science Fiction. | His most popular ones are in the Uplift saga.

9: One of his novels, The Postman, was turned into a movie. Kevin Costner had directed the film. Fans of the novel did not seem to think that it represented the book well.

10: Exerpt from Startide Rising: "Jacob shook his head and grunted. "Oderint Dum Metuant." Let them hate, so long as they fear. So what if a person has lived in a town his entire life. If he hasn't got the vote, he's got to move out of the way when progress comes along. Tijuana, Honolulu, Oslo, and half a dozen other cities were to be included when the E.T. Reserves expanded again. Fifty or sixty thousand Probationers, both permanent and temporary, would have to move to make those cities "safe" for perhaps a thousand aliens. The actual hardship would be small, of course. Most of Earth was still barred to E.T.'s, and non-Citizens still had plenty of room. The government offered large reparations as well. But once again there were refugees on Earth."

12: David has been given many awards for his novels, most of them being Nebula awards and Hugo awards. | A lot of his books have become New York Times Bestsellers as well.

13: When he isn't publishing novels, David likes to go onto radio broadcasts and tv shows, and state his opinion on aliens. He has a thing for the possibility of other life being out there.

14: What makes David Brin so unique, is that he adds an ounce of realism into his fiction novels. Another thing is that he likes to add a bit of humor in what he's talking about, especially when he is on TV or radio.

15: David currently keeps track of his blog site, Contrary Brin, quite often. He posts a new article from what I've seen as at least once a week.

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