by David Brin


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Otherness by David Brin

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
Science vs. Magic
Those Eyes
What to Say to a UFO
Bonding to Genji
The Warm Space
Whose Millennium?
What Continues...And What Fails...
The New Meme

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502540423
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 860,633
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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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Otherness 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
argyriou on LibraryThing 5 days ago
An interesting collection of short stories on the nature of humanity. It could have been titled "(m)otherness", because many of the stories are extensive meditations on the process and meaning of motherhood.
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