David Brin Quotes

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Born: 1950-10-06, Glendale, California, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Novelist, NASA consultant, Scientist, Science Fiction

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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.
- David Brin

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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.
- David Brin

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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.
- David Brin

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My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.
- David Brin

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Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
- David Brin

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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.
- David Brin

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There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.
- David Brin

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