David Brin Papers


Located in: Special Collections & University Archives

Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and multi-awarding winning author of science fiction and nonfiction. For his science fiction novels, he has won the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula Awards; his nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association and the McGannon Communication Award.

Brin is arguably best known for his literary works set in his Uplift Universe: Sundiver (1980); Startide Rising (1983), which won Nebula Award in 1983 and the Hugo and Locus SF Awards in 1984; The Uplift War (1987), which won the Hugo and Locus SF Awards in 1988 and was a Nebula Award nominee in 1987; and the three books that comprise the Uplift Trilogy: Brightness Reef (1995), a nominee for both the Hugo and Locus SF Awards in 1996; Infinity's Shore (1996); and Heaven's Reach (1998).

His novel The Postman was adapted as a feature film and starred Kevin Costner in 1997.

The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other material regarding David Brin's career as a science fiction author and scientist. Included are manuscripts of The Uplift War, Man-Kzin Wars, Heart of the Comet, and Sun Diver as well as their respective correspondence and legal documents.