About the author
David Brin’s novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, including New York Times Best-sellers that have won Hugo and Nebula awards. His latest, Existence, looks at the threats facing us forty years in the future. His 1989 thriller, Earth, foreshadowed cyber-warfare, the Web, and global warming. A 1998 Kevin Costner film was loosely adapted from the post-apocalyptic novel, The Postman.
This essay was reposted with permission from his Web site Contrary Brin.
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October 13, 2015 - My daughter was born with congenital heart disease. I've written about her complex heart lesion in the past. Because of it she has had to undergo three heart procedures. The first two were open heart. The third was minimally invasive using a catheter. All repaired the heart. The first two meant weeks of hospitalization and long recovery periods lasting months.
October 12, 2015 - It is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada and Columbus Day in the United States. We plan to sit down with family and friends this evening for a traditional turkey dinner.
October 10, 2015 - Readers ask me why I write so much about climate change and carbon. The answer I give them is this. There is no future in which we would want to live if we don't address the growing carbon imbalance in our atmosphere and oceans.
October 9, 2015 - The third-largest greenhouse gas emitting nation has set a series of target reductions that will mean 3.59 billion tons of carbo
October 8, 2015 - In the past five years 33% of all new medicines approved by the American Food and Drug Administration have focused on rare disorders often called "orphan diseases." A category that numbers approximately 7,000, "orphan diseases" impact 350 million people around the planet. The best known is cystic fibrosis.
October 7, 2015 - Small island nations are most vulnerable to fluctuating energy costs. They also are most vulnerable to climate change. It makes sense, therefore, that their governments take the lead in finding a path to a sustainable future that doesn't rely on fossil fuels.
October 5, 2015 - All the boxes have been unpacked. All the cupboards are stuffed to the gills. Finally I can begin to get back to what I like doing, writing about science, technology and the future.