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Reading List

Read 3 books by David Brin since Jan '03

See also: Books I'm Reading, Books I've Read and Books I want to read

November 2016
Brightness Reef (Uplift book 1) by David BrinWas recommended to me at a book group, interesting premise. I was reading some other stuff, but it still took quite a while for me to get through. I enjoyed it, the other alien species were all pretty unique and interestingly described. I was kinda hoping for much more to happen though. Maybe I should read the rest of the trilogy.
December 2008
Earth by David BrinI enjoyed this. Not quite sure I was happy with the last quarter of the novel nor the final resolution, but it has some interesting ideas. Not to mention the whole 'World Data Net', Brin describes this wonderfully, it was a pretty accurate prediction of the current state of our internet.
April 2008
The Postman by David BrinI enjoyed this, the idea behind the postman is fascinatingly complex. I'll get around to watching the movie soon I think.

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