Writer’s History #6 – David Brin

Techno-thrillers are a surprisingly fuzzy category that sits at the border of sci-fi and suspense. In this episode, I give an overview of the subgenre and the different ways it can be classified. Book recommendation: Delta-v by Daniel Suarez Sam Boush on the categories of techno-thrillers. My review of Delta-v. Other books discussed: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
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  3. S2E6: Anime Science Fiction
  4. S2E5: Paul Frommer Interview
  5. S2E4: Catch-Up Episode #2: Monster Movies

In this episode, I interview David Brin, author of the Uplift Series, The Postman, Existence, and many more.

David Brin’s website.
Advice for new writers.
Sample chapters of many of Brin’s books.
Brin’s recommended reading list.
Brin on Robert Heinlein.
Recommended essay: “The World, the Flesh, and the Devil” by J. D. Bernal.

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About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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