Brin, David

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Brin, David Gender: M
Glen David Brin
born on 6 October 1950 at 18:48 (= 6:48 PM )
Place Glendale (Los Angeles County), California, 34n09, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Treindl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°16' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°34 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 12°14'

David Brin (2005)
photo: Glogger, license gfdl


American scientist and author of science fiction. He has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula Awards. His novel The Postman was adapted as a feature film and starred Kevin Costner in 1997. Brin's nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association and the McGannon Communication Award.

He graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in astronomy, in 1973. At the University of California, San Diego, he earned a Master of Science in applied physics in 1978 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in space science in 1981. From 1983 to 1986 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Space Institute, of the University of California, at the San Diego campus in La Jolla.

Brin is a 2010 fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He helped establish the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination (UCSD). He serves on the advisory board of NASA's Innovative and Advanced Concepts group and frequently does futurist consulting for corporations and government agencies.

Brin currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife and children.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

When asked for his time of birth, he replied by email: "To answer your question... 6:48 pm."


  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror (SF)