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Brief about David Brin: By info that we know David Brin was born at 1950-10-06. And also David Brin is American Author.

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The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.

Tags: History, Making, Often

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.

Tags: Power, Said, True

Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry can perform well in democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Empowered, Vocal

Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past. It could happen to us.

Tags: Happen, Past, Talk

When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.

Tags: Else, Everyone, Themselves

One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people are going to be involved even in heroic events.

Tags: Normal, Rules, Try

Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product. The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones.

Tags: Another, Real, Simple

But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work, I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more often than physical science.

Tags: Often, Science, Work

But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens.

Tags: Challenge, Delightful, Try

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.

Tags: Age, Best, Change

Fortunately, human beings are remarkably diverse models to work from.

Tags: Human, Models, Work

I find humans tremendously interesting.

Tags: Humans

I would normally never set out to write a trilogy.

Tags: Normally, Trilogy, Write

My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.

Tags: Background, Education, Writing

My first duty to write a gripping yarn. Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel. Only third comes the idea.

Tags: Idea, Second, Write

We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it?

Tags: Enough, Getting, Time

Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?

Tags: Apologize, Late, Why

Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy... in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.

Tags: Fun, Nature, Sexy

I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring.

Tags: Feeling, Story, Writing

In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.

Tags: Enemy, Human, Selfish
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