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Washington DC: A Conversation with Sci-Fi Author David Brin (BS '73)
Regular price $ 10.00

About the Event

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What Caltech Taught Me about Self-Education

Join us for a special conversation with Hugo award winning and New York Times bestselling science fiction author David Brin (BS ’73). Brin will speak about how his experience at Caltech prepared him for a three decade career at the intersection of science and imagination.


  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Reception with sandwiches, soft drinks,
    sweets, and coffee

  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.- Lecture with Q&A

  • 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.- Coffee and discussion


About David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, speaker, technical consultant, and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages. Some of his best-known novels include Earth, The Postman (filmed in 1997), and Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. A leading commentator and speaker on modern trends, his nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association. Brin serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security, astronomy and space exploration, SETI and nanotechnology, future/prediction and philanthropy. He has served since 2010 on the council of external advisers for NASA’s Innovative and Advanced Concepts group (NIAC), which supports the most inventive and potentially ground-breaking new endeavors. In 2013, David Brin helped to establish the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UCSD, where he was honored as a “distinguished alumnus” and where he was thereafter a Visiting Scholar in Residence.

Brin’s newest novel Existence explores the ultimate question: billions of planets are ripe for life. So where is Everybody? David’s main thread: how will we shape the days and years ahead – and how will tomorrow shape us? 

"Thrive till then." - David Brin


Additional Details

  • Bring a copy of INSISTENCE OF VISION for David to sign and get extra signed bookplates!
  • Have a look at the amazing video preview-trailer for Existence, with incredible art by Patrick Farley!




Questions? Contact: : zwschen@gmail.com

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