David Brin | Closer to Truth


Glen David Brin, PhD is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction. He has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula Awards.

Brin graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in astrophysics. He followed this with a Master of Science in Applied Physics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Space Science, both from the University of California, San Diego. He is a 2010 fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Brin's body of science fiction, when taken as a whole, is normally categorized as hard science fiction. About half of Brin's works are in his Uplift Universe. These have won a large following in the SF community, twice winning the international Science Fiction Achievement Award (Hugo Award) in the Best Novel category. He has additionally written a number of stand-alone novels.

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.