David Brin Otherness

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From Hugo and Nebula winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays about the near and distant future, as humans and other intelligences encounter the secrets of the cosmos - and of their own existence. 

In The Giving Plague, a virus, transmitted by blood donation, begins to change humanity. In Dr. Pak's Preschool, a woman discovers that her baby has been called to work while still in the womb. In Natulife, a married couple finds their relationship threatened by the wonders of virtual reality. In Sshhh... the arrival of benevolent aliens on Earth leads to frenzied madness as humans rush to conceal their secret 'talent.' In Bubbles, a sentient starcraft reaches the limits of the universe - and dares to go beyond. What happens when an urban archaeologist discovers a terrible secret under the landfills of Los Angeles? Will there still be a purpose for "biologicals" when cybernetic humans become mighty and smart? Come explore these and another dozen startling and provocative tomorrows with a modern master of science fiction. 

Table of Contents 

The Giving Plague 
Myth Number 21 
Dr. Pak's Preschool 
Detritus Affected 
The Dogma of Otherness 
Piecework 
Natulife 
Science vs. Magic 
Sshhh... 
Those Eyes 
What to Say to a UFO 
Bonding to Genji 
The Warm Space 
Whose Millennium? 
Bubbles 
Ambiguity 
What Continues...And What Fails... 
The New Meme

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From multiple award-winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays of the near and distant future, as humans and aliens encounter the secrets of the cosmos--and of their own existence. In "Dr. Pak's Preschool" a woman discovers that her baby has been called upon to work while still in the womb. In "NatuLife" a married couple finds their relationship threatened by the wonders of sex by simulation. In "Sshhh . . . " the arrival of benevolent aliens on Earth leads to frenzy, madness . . . and unimaginable joy. In "Bubbles" a sentient starcraft reaches the limits of the universe--and dares to go beyond. These are but a few of the challenging speculations in Otherness, from the pen of an author whose urgent and compelling imaginative fiction challenges us to wonder at the shape and the nature of the universe--as well as at its future.

About the Author:

David Brin is a physicist, futurist, and science fiction author. His books include The Postman, Earth, Existence, Startide Rising, The Uplift War and Kiln People, as well as the short story collection, River of Time. His nonfiction book, The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? explores issues of secrecy and accountability in the modern world.

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