David Brin is a scientist, inventor, and New York Times bestselling author. With books translated 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.