David Brin
Dr. David Brin is an American author of science fiction novels and stories. He is the creator of the Uplift universe. Brin graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in astrophysics and also got his M.S. in applied physics and Ph.D in space science from the University of California, San Diego. As an author of hard science fiction, most of his stories are plausible, to the point that there is a website that keeps track of his predictions. He is a Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula award winner. David lives in Southern California with his wife and children.

David Brin became a published novelist in 1980 with the novel Sundiver, which began his Uplift universe. Below is a list of David Brin’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Uplift Saga Books

Sundiver (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Startide Rising (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Uplift War (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brightness Reef (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infinity's Shore (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heaven's Reach (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gorilla, My Dreams (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A story from this is in the anthology The Space Opera Renaissance

Publication Order of Uplift Non-Fiction Books

Contacting Aliens (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of David Brin's High Horizon Books

Colony High (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Castaways of New Mojave (With: Jeff Carlson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of David Brin's Out Of Time Books

Yanked! (With: Nancy Kress) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tiger in the Sky (With: Sheila Finch) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Game of Worlds (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Archimedes Gambit (By: Patrick Freivald) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Kiln Books

Kiln People / Kil'n People (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kil'n Time (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Colony High Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dr. Pak's Preschool (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Piecework (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crystal Spheres (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Loom of Thessaly (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stones of Significance (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thor Meets Captain America (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reality Check (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Giving Plague (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tank Farm Dynamo (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The River of Time (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Otherness (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tomorrow Happens (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of David Brin (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Life Eaters (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Graphic Novels

Forgiveness (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gorn Crisis (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of David Brin Game Books

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Transparent Society (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Extraterrestrial Civilization (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
King Kong Is Back! An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape! (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Through Stranger Eyes (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Side (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
George Orwell and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lord of the Rings (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Matrix (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Disputation Arenas (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Second Foundation Trilogy Books

Foundation's Fear (By: Gregory Benford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foundation and Chaos (By: Greg Bear) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foundation's Triumph (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Smart Pop Books

What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue (By: Glenn Yeffeth,Shanna Caughey) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (By: Glenn Yeffeth) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies And SD-6 (By: Tracy S. Morris) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets (By: Glenn Yeffeth) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles (By: Shanna Caughey) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman (By: Glenn Yeffeth) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (By: Leah Wilson,Glenn Yeffeth) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Investigating CSI: Inside the Crime Labs of Las Vegas, Miami and New York (By: Leah Wilson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica (By: Peter B. Lloyd,Richard Hatch) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Literary Cash: Unauthorized Writings Inspired by the Legendary Johnny Cash (By: Bob Batchelor) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Webslinger: Unauthorized Essays On Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man (By: Leah Wilson,Gerry Conway) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time (By: Glenn Yeffeth,Jennifer Thomason) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ring of Fire Anthology Books

Ring of Fire I (By: Mercedes Lackey,Eric Flint,Dave Freer,K.D. Wentworth,S.L. Viehl,Mike Turner) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1634: The Ram Rebellion (By: Eric Flint,Virginia DeMarce) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ring of Fire II (By: Eric Flint,Dave Freer,K.D. Wentworth,Andrew Dennis,David Carrico) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1635: The Tangled Web (By: Eric Flint,Virginia DeMarce) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ring of Fire III (By: Mercedes Lackey,Eric Flint,Charles E. Gannon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1635: Music and Murder (By: David Carrico) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1636: Seas of Fortune (By: Iver P. Cooper) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1636: The Barbie Consortium (By: Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ring of Fire IV (With: Eric Flint,Charles E. Gannon,Virginia DeMarce,David Carrico) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1635: The Wars for the Rhine (By: Anette Pedersen) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1636: Flight of the Nightingale (By: David Carrico) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1637: The Coast of Chaos (By: Eric Flint,Gorg Huff,Paula Goodlett) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF Books

(with Joe R. Lansdale, Sharon Lee, Brendan DuBois, David Weber, David Drake, Sarah Pinsker, Brad R. Torgersen, David Afsharirad)

The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF 2015 (With: Joe R. Lansdale,Brendan DuBois,David Weber,David Drake,Seth Dickinson,Brian Dolton,Sarah Pinsker,Brad R. Torgersen,Hank Davis,David Afsharirad,Claudine Griggs,Andrea M. Pawley,Eric Leif Davin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mississippi Review 47 / 48(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amazing Stories, March 1990(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tomorrow's Voices(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murasaki(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Horizons(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 4(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Age of Wonders: Tales from the Near Future(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Have This Nifty Idea(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Live Without a Net(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Analog, January/February 2005(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Space Cadets(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Wars on Trial(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This Is My Funniest(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of the New Sun(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Multiverse(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hieroglyph(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Visions of the Future(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Future Visions(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worst Contact(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ring of Fire IV(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF 2015(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Futurescapes(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Heart of the Comet was co-authored by Gregory Benford. Star Wars on Trial was edited with Matthew Stover. Project Solar Sail was edited with Arthur C. Clarke. Extraterrestrial Civilization was written with Thomas B.H. Kuiper. Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin’s Uplift Universe was written with Kevin Lenagh. The David Brin’s Out of Time series was created by Brin, written by authors Nancy Kress, Sheila Finch and Roger MacBride Allen.

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David Brin Synopsis: Dr. Pak’s Preschool is a 33-page short story by David Brin. If children could be taught in the womb, would babies become brilliant? Would they become monsters? Or a combination of the two?

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