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An evening with Sci fi writer David Brin

Join us for a lively chat with famous Sci-FI writer David Brin on the theme Is Science Fiction the Science of the Future?
Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction. He has received the Hugo,[1][2] Locus,[3][4][5] Campbell[6] and Nebula Awards.[7] His Campbell Award winning novel The Postman was adapted as a feature film and starred Kevin Costner in 1997. Brin's nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association and the McGannon Communication Award.
Brin is a 2010 fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.[10] He helped establish the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination (UCSD). He serves on the advisory board of NASA's Innovative and Advanced Concepts group and frequently does futurist consulting for corporations and government agencies.

Brin consults and speaks for a wide variety of groups interested in the future, ranging from Defense Department agencies and the CIA to Procter & Gamble, SAP, Google and other major corporations. He has also been a participant in discussions at the Philanthropy Roundtable and other groups seeking innovative problem solving approaches.

Brin has a very active side career in public speaking and consultation. He appears frequently on science or future related television shows such as "The Universe," "Life After People," "Alien Encounters," "Worlds of Tomorrow," and many others. He briefly was a regular on the challenge design show "The Architechs" in which "five geniuses" were challenged to solve a major problem (e.g. new ways in and out of burning buildings) in 48 hours.

He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Museum of Science Fiction.

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  • Dan A.

    David was great as usual , very provative and the turnout was great!!!

    1 · October 18, 2015

  • Les

    I came a bit late but it was a great event. thanks so much for putting this together

    October 12, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking very much forward to this evenings event - as was happy that it lined up with my two week visit to NYC. As a long time science fiction (Vernor Vinge, Neal Stephenson, etc. ) and passionate about the development of society I sure it will be very interesting to hear David Brin on these subjects.

    If anybody is interested in grabbing some food and having a chat before send me a text as I will be in the area (but no internet access): [masked]

    October 12, 2015

    • Dan A.

      Look forward to meeting you there

      October 12, 2015

    • Eleanor Elizabeth F.

      Would someone please ask David Brin if he has a message for my friend Tom Wisker, a military historian and former host of WBAI's WEAPONRY program, SF reader, and former postman, who has loved several copies of THE POSTMAN to death, rereading it? I envy you all, and would come get a copy signed for him, but it's just too far.

      October 12, 2015

  • S. H. J.

    I'm getting emails about this being a near sold out event. Am I supposed to buy a ticket?

    1 · October 10, 2015

    • Dan A.

      Event is free

      October 12, 2015

  • Dan A.

    No , Event is free.

    October 10, 2015

  • Linda

    Try Union Hall in Brooklyn (Park Slope) - the Empiricist League meets here, there's a meeting hall in the basement

    September 26, 2015

    • Dan A.

      Thanks, we will be holding it at TRS Studios

      October 6, 2015

  • Dan A.

    The meetup will take place at TRS Studios 40 Exchange Place / 27 William ST.Third Floor/ Studio 2


    Near Wall St. David
    will begin his talk around 730pm. Doors open at 7pm
    Any questions feel free to email me.


    1 · October 4, 2015

  • Lynn

    What's the speaking topic

    September 21, 2015

    • Dan A.

      Is Science Fiction the Science of the Future?

      September 21, 2015

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