David Brin Existence (Kiln Books)

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Existence (Kiln Books)

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Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence.

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there's something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn't on the decades' old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth's infomesh about an "alien artifact."

Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer. A message in a bottle; an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.

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"Take a world soaked in near-future strangeness and complexity... Add a beautiful alien artifact that turns out to be the spearpoint of a very dangerous, very ancient invasion... Hotwire with wisdom and wonder... "Existence "is as urgent and as relevant as anything by Stross or Doctorow, but with the cosmic vision of Bear or Benford. Brin is back."
--Stephen Baxter, bestselling author of "Ark" and "The Time Ships"
"In "Existence," David Brin takes on one of the fundamental themes in science fiction--and what is also one of the fundamental questions humanity faces in this century. Since Brin is both a great storyteller and one of the most imaginative writers around, "Existence "is not to be missed."
--Vernor Vinge, bestselling author of "Fire Upon the Deep" and "The Children of the Sky"

""Existence "is a book that makes you think deeply about both the future and life's most important issues. I found it fascinating and could not put it down."
--Temple Grandin, author of "Thinking in Pictures"

"Existence "is a book that makes you think deeply about both the future and life's most important issues. I found it fascinating and could not put it down.--Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures

Take a world soaked in near-future strangeness and complexity... Add a beautiful alien artifact that turns out to be the spearpoint of a very dangerous, very ancient invasion... Hotwire with wisdom and wonder... "Existence "is as urgent and as relevant as anything by Stross or Doctorow, but with the cosmic vision of Bear or Benford. Brin is back. "Stephen Baxter, bestselling author of Ark and The Time Ships"

In "Existence," David Brin takes on one of the fundamental themes in science fiction--and what is also one of the fundamental questions humanity faces in this century. Since Brin is both a great storyteller and one of the most imaginative writers around, "Existence "is not to be missed. "Vernor Vinge, bestselling author of Fire Upon the Deep and The Children of the Sky"

"Existence "is a book that makes you think deeply about both the future and life's most important issues. I found it fascinating and could not put it down. Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures"

"Take a world soaked in near-future strangeness and complexity... Add a beautiful alien artifact that turns out to be the spearpoint of a very dangerous, very ancient invasion... Hotwire with wisdom and wonder... Existence is as urgent and as relevant as anything by Stross or Doctorow, but with the cosmic vision of Bear or Benford. Brin is back." --Stephen Baxter, bestselling author of Ark and The Time Ships

"In Existence, David Brin takes on one of the fundamental themes in science fiction--and what is also one of the fundamental questions humanity faces in this century. Since Brin is both a great storyteller and one of the most imaginative writers around, Existence is not to be missed." --Vernor Vinge, bestselling author of Fire Upon the Deep and The Children of the Sky

"Existence is a book that makes you think deeply about both the future and life's most important issues. I found it fascinating and could not put it down." --Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures

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A groundbreaking, mind-blowingly ambitious new science fiction novel from the multiple award-winning classic author David Brin. LIMITED EDITION 3D COVER

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