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Free Read Earth - by David Brin - Earth, Earth TIME IS RUNNING OUT Decades from now an artificial black hole has fallen into the Earth s core As scientists frantically work to prevent the ultimate disaster they discover that the entire planet co
  • Title: Earth
  • Author: David Brin
  • ISBN: 9780553290240
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback

Free Read Earth - by David Brin, Free Read Earth - by David Brin - Earth, Earth TIME IS RUNNING OUT Decades from now an artificial black hole has fallen into the Earth s core As scientists frantically work to prevent the ultimate disaster they discover that the entire planet co

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  1. David Brin says:
    David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world known author His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards At least a dozen have been translated into than twenty languages Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near future trends such as the World Wide Web A movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on his post apocalyptic novel, The Postman Startide Rising won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel The Uplift War also won the Hugo Award His non fiction book The Transparent Society Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy deals with secrecy in the modern world It won the Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association Brin serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security, astronomy and space exploration, SETI, nanotechnology, and philanthropy David appears frequently on TV, including The Universe and on the History Channel s Life After People Full and updated at davidbrin biographym

Comment 725 on “Earth

  1. Apatt says:
    This is not an easy read in spite of the well written, accessible prose, some good characterization, and some exciting scenes The difficulty is due to the ambitious scope of the book which seems to necessitate numerous plot strands, myriad characters, and frequent expositions and infodumps Personally I am not wired for reading nonfiction, I am always grateful to novelists who manage to impart some new knowledge to me packaged in their fiction Indeed, I am also grateful to David Brin for the bits [...]

  2. Bill says:
    Great novel, well deserving of the 1991 Hugo, though it lost to Bujold s The Vor Game It lost the SF Chronicle award and the Locus to Simmon s The Fall of Hyperion All of these are great SF and I d be hard pressed to chose among them I give Earth 9 of 10 stars, very good, not perfect.50 years in the future an extinction level event threatens the Earth Noble laureate Alex and his many cronies have to figure out how to save us all using hard science, Maori mysticism, primate social behavior and mu [...]

  3. Ben Babcock says:
    The Large Hadron Collider is doing pretty well this early into its life It has already produced compelling evidence for the existence of a Higgs boson And it hasn t produced a microscopic black hole that would sink into the centre of the Earth and devour us all Yet.David Brin wrote Earth around the same time I was born, long before the LHC was being built and its doomsayers were crying disaster Even then, however, the idea of experimental physics creating a world swallowing black hole was a pote [...]

  4. Kate says:
    It s the year 2038, and Earth ain t doin so well The planet is overheated and overpopulated Economies have failed income inequality is rampant And somewhere, deep inside the earth, a technological innovation has gone awry as an artificial black hole may eat the planet from the inside out.Hard Sci Fi in a NutshellEarth was published in 1990, and it s set in 2038 This dates the book occasionally, but, as with all aging science fiction, it s interesting to see what the author was and wasn t able to [...]

  5. Megan Baxter says:
    I was trying to describe this book to people at my book club last night, and as I went through all the things it tried to incorporate, one person asked if this was a humourous book It is not, but I can see how the hodge podge I was listing might make it sound like a book where piling all these themes and technologies were be used to highlight absurdity.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the [...]

  6. Sven says:
    This was the second time I read this book, and I liked it better this round.It s fast paced action with a strong ecological message Although it was published pre internet 1990 , it anticipates much of the immediacy of instant communications Unfortunately, the situation with the environment hasn t gotten better, and we ll have to face many of the challenges this book portrays.I especially liked the author s explanation of the assumptions he made and the points he exaggerated He s a great storytel [...]

  7. Charles says:
    This is a long book that is rich with ideas and concepts It s set about fifty years into the future from 1990 and you can already see a number of his predictions come true It s not a page turner The pace is slow, leisurely It s a thoughtful book It took me a long time to read it because I typically didn t read than a few pages at a time I also frequently remarked on passages to my wife because Brin s ideas on things seem to match mine pretty well.

  8. Natalie says:
    Author David Brin just posted a link to a video where he does a reading from Earth But, this is not just a talking head video image error Brin s bookshelves and some kitchen appliances are visible in the background, but they will not distract because the reading is illustrated w fade ins to terrific astronomical spacescape photography and art, and not randomly either, but in synch with the passage Brin reads Brilliant, fun, and much better than those origins of earth and the universe films you r [...]

  9. Jennifer Perez says:
    Reading this book was wonderful But then you get to the ending And eh So read it, by all means read it It definitely makes you think He strikes a cord when he describes these silent forests And, living in the suburbs, I know what he means about these perfectly planted trees Just be prepared to be disappointed by the ending Just make up your own, and pretend like the written ending isn t real.

  10. Rod says:
    This book is a treasure It drastically changed my worldview and made me come to see the urgency of some of the issues facing our generation One of Brin s concepts has actually become a major piece of my belief system Besides all of this serious stuffis is a damn fun book to read that you will not put down until you are finished

  11. Stephen Gallup says:
    Dang those profligate TwenCen forebears of ours They went and burned off the ozone layer and depleted the water tables and used up all the petroleum, and consequently just a few decades later people lead stunted lives, devoid of privacy and required by law to maintain a near zero environmental footprint Those who are smart wear goggles to protect their vision from sleeting ultraviolet radiation and also to record, and to upload if they wish, whatever they see That s the background situation But [...]

  12. Michael Havens says:
    David Brin is one of those hard Science Fiction writers who know the art of writing stories He has characters that are flesh and blood he gives good details of the scene before us without causing anemia in the telling One irritation of many books, especially many found in the New York Times Best Seller List, is that the story and characters are so skeleton, if you were to blow on the page, perhaps the words themselves would float away in the wind for what little story and art there is between th [...]

  13. Chris Gager says:
    Started this last night as a break from War and Peace We ll see how it goes Already there s a potential disaster caused by a super collider thingee People have been protesting the existence of those dubious contraptions There was one in Angels and Demons as I recall Moving in a bit after last night As with War and Peace there are several plot trains running here As is common with sci fi, especially so called hard sci fi, the ideas are interesting while the writing is merely functional In other w [...]

  14. Gary says:
    Sad to say, this book was a clunker It looked promising in the beginning like it was going to be a parable about the dark side of technological progress And it might have worked, had Brin kept his story on a smaller scale, focusing on the effect an abused planet was having on a few people Unfortunately, he decided to attempt writing an epic, with the result that there were too many characters involved in too many subplots that I couldn t very invested in.Given the fact that the book was publishe [...]

  15. Ryan says:
    Once again, I find that several of the interesting ideas percolating through my own brain have already been developed and published by some famous author a long time ago At least David Brin had the courtesy to only beat me to print by a couple of decades, unlike those damned Pre SocraticsBut in all seriousness, this is a great book, and it has weathered the last twenty years far better than its ilk usually have any right to expect It s a sweeping, grand, thrilling story that starts out as hard s [...]

  16. Chris says:
    This one was a book group read I picked it up on Sunday morning, saw it was 600 pages and cursed I flew threw it and finished it by Thursday I can say I didn t actually hate it until the last 100 pages or so.Quick spoiler filled recap It s the near future and earth has evolved into a hot, overpopulated crapsack world Then one of our main characters through some fantasy physics creates a black hole and drops it into Earths core So far so good Then we discover the other black hole put there by ali [...]

  17. Travis says:
    Just awful I loved Brin s first three Uplift books Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War , thought the next three in that series the Jijo books were ok, and liked The Postman, but Earth is so bad on so many levels I m surprised I finished it I think I didn t bail out early because often his style is to have several seemingly unrelated stories going on at the same time, and as the book goes on it all makes sense in a surprising and or enjoyable way But in Earth they didn t really come tog [...]

  18. Ed says:
    Truly just awful There are 150 interesting pages here, intermixed with 400 mind numbingly boring pages Despite Brin s reputation as a hard SF author not one scientific element if the story is believable His insight that environmentalism leads to mysticism, collectivism, and ultimately totalitarianism is undercut by his apparent approval of this outcome He claims to be an optimist but his future is the most depressing imaginable If you see this book, run away like you are being chased by ravenous [...]

  19. Zak says:
    This book, although not likely to be an award winning piece of English literature, wonderfully exemplifies how good sci fi is a field of social commentary, thought experiments, and moral ruminations I read this at a young age, and it was mind opening Perhaps the glasses of youth led to a different view from that which I might have now and that the disappointment in the poor ending has faded , but I would still definitely or defo in proper Australian recommend.

  20. Dennis Swanger says:
    Lousy book Too long and too many characters who don t further the story If author had cut out all the extraneous people and story lines, the book would have been half as long and better Brin is usually pretty good, but not this time.

  21. Rob says:
    Despite the many numerous poor reviews, I found this to be quite an enjoyable novel and, at the very least, gave me plenty of things to consider in my own view of my place in the grand scheme of things.

  22. Todd Martin says:
    A few years ago I read David Brin s The Postman and was rather unimpressed by the silly plot line and story Then, a few months ago, I got a chance to hear Brin speak and found his talk quite interesting It was clear that he had thought quite a bit about the near future next 50 years and possible scenarios that may arise given a continuation of current trends His discussion touched on the future of the security state, animal rights, evolution and technology as well as the societal issues that may [...]

  23. Jim says:
    3.5 Stars There is much to admire about this 1990 vintage panorama of Earth in the 50 year future at the time of writing From our vantage point, 20 years into that predicted future, many of the deeply disturbing trends are playing out along very similar lines as those predicted in the book Equally important, a lot of mostly positive trends are also falling or less into place In many ways, the predictive power of this book is quite remarkable.I was also impressed by the ambitious scope of the wo [...]

  24. Atheshya says:
    There s a lot of things about this book that make it, frankly, awesome The first is probably the most obvious it s written in some attempt to predict the future, or to at least be close to the ball park of what the future might be And from my vantage point of about 20 years after it was written, an amazing amount turns out to seem pretty familiar While we haven t yet had a literal war with banks and bankers in the real world, for instance, that sure reminds me of some things that have been in th [...]

  25. Tomislav says:
    I enjoyed this much than I think I did when I first read it 16 years ago While the purpose of science fiction is not typically to predict the future with accuracy, I was quite impressed with the accuracy of David Brin s predictions in this book, as well with his synthesis of multiple scientific disciplines I found one of his fictional reference passages, to be very interesting Nations are often likened to living bodies And so, oldtime state socialism may be said to have turned many a body polit [...]

  26. Brittany says:
    I just reread this as an exercise in revisiting books I loved when I was younger Earth didn t really hold up It was fun to read, but Brin has a problem with exclamation marks He uses so many of them that it causes you to want to ex them out with a little red pen and go around showing people who didn t ask that The glacier exploded, is SO much dramatic and effective than The glacier exploded I was interested in Brin s take on consciousness and the Gaia Hypothesis which I think is the high point [...]

  27. Jerri says:
    I did not care for the change of viewpoint, the sweeping preachy nature of the book Just did not do it for me I am looking for story with character development, not a history of the creation and evolution of the universe.


  28. Luis Fernández says:
    A book that starts very slowly and boring but that whose interest increases as you turn the pages.Planet Earth in a not so distant future where it was massacred but an Helvetian War Where people belong to different cults, some of them Gaian A physicist that loses a singularity on Earth s interior and who recruites the help from other physicists, geologists and millionaires to find it secretly and, in doing so, they discover another singularity in Earth s core that turns to be dangerous The firs [...]

  29. Paul says:
    I think this book suffers a bit from an excess of ambition There are shades of The Peace War and at the end some shades of Neuromancer including an explicit reference, actually , but for some reason, it lacks something of ther grand world building of those other books, and sorta jumps around with the ensemble cast.I think this was certainly a noble effort, and maybe someone deeply interested in the subject matter would like it, but I found the plot was a bit incoherent and then view spoiler the [...]

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