A celebrated American author of hard science fiction, David Brin has written several novels in the popular "Uplift" series, including the Hugo- and Nebula-winning Startide Rising (1983). His 1985 novel The Postman was adapted into a film by Kevin Costner. He is often consulted by government and business for his expertise in predicting future trends. High-tech futurist.
"I don't care for demigods or charismatics. As humans, we are at our best when we take a lot of individual passion and brilliance, and mix it in with lots of debate, science, accountability, more argument, and heaps of honest professional skill. This more mature process sounds less romantic than the Homeric image, but it gets more done."