David Brin is a scientist, inventor, and New York Times bestselling author. With books ranslated into 25 languages, he has won multiple Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. A film directed by Kevin Costner was based on David’s novel The Postman. Other works have been optioned by Paramount and Warner Bros. One of them – Kiln People – has been called a book of ideas disguised as a fast-moving and fun noir detective story, set in a vividly original future; while a hardcover graphic novel – The Life Eaters – explored alternate outcomes to World War II. David’s science-fictional Uplift Universe explores a future when humans genetically engineer higher animals, like dolphins, to speak.
As a “scientist/futurist,” David is seen frequently on television shows such as The ArchiTechs, Universe, and Life After People (the most popular show ever, on the History Channel) – along with many appearances on PBS and NPR. He is also much in-demand to speak about future trends, keynoting for IBM, Google, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Microsoft, Qualcomm, the Mauldin Group, and Casey Research, all the way to think tanks, Homeland Security, and the CIA.
With degrees from Caltech and the University of California-San Diego, David serves serves on advisory panels ranging from astronomy, space exploration, nanotech, and SETI to national defense and technological ethics. His nonfiction book The Transparent Society explores the dangers of secrecy and loss of privacy in our modern world. It garnered the prestigious Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association.
For a list of more than 200 past speaking engagements, for government, industry and professional groups ranging from Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Google and Qualcomm to CIA, the Library of Congress and the American Psychological Society, see http://www.davidbrin.com/speaker.html