Existence - David Brin

Existence

By David Brin

  • Release Date - Published: 2012-06-19
  • Book Genre: Science Fiction
  • Author: David Brin
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 189 Ratings)

Existence David Brin read online review & book description:

Bestselling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence.

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there's something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn't on the decades' old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth's infomesh about an "alien artifact."

Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer. A message in a bottle; an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.

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Posted Reviews

  • Gets better

    4
    By Zhukov1945
    The novel has a slow start but once the various pieces begin falling into place (about 1/4 of the book later) the novel becomes quite good. Thought provoking, original and eventually a page turner though not at the start. Some characters are a bit cliched at times.
  • Existence

    5
    By Keydoggy
    Absolutely wonderful. Exciting and imaginative. Brings a wide range of ideas and adventure. At times quite beautiful. A classic.
  • Existence

    2
    By Big Bad Bookworm
    I have read every one of Mr. Brin's books and loved them all until this one. While the premise was interesting and intriguing, the execution left much to be desired. I felt like Mr. Brin was having a conversation in his head and the reader was expected to be a mind reader..... Confusing, disappointing and ultimately a major let down.
  • Cyberspeak naming too distracting

    1
    By Toohey2
    I really liked the idea and description of the "garbage collector", but then the story moved to the Earth. Brin completely lost me with the names he's created for future devices and concepts. He's extrapolated current "i" and "ai" naming trends to distraction. His names bring me back to 2012 people and places and add nothing to the world he's trying to create. I stopped reading. I've loved his other books, and I'm very disappointed by this one.
  • Marvelous and inspiring.

    5
    By Haven Allen
    Every time I set this book down, I started thinking. A lot. Not just about the book, but about life and humanity. This book is not one you want to miss, a must read in my opinion.
  • Existence

    3
    By DizzyTaco2
    Could have been a very good story but, it was way too wordy for my tastes.
  • Thought provoking

    5
    By Bayloc
    Certainly not a page turner, except in parts. This book has way too much thought provoking material from so many angles to allow the reader to blow through pages. For all the nay saying Luddites out there, this is a read that should cause you to question your beliefs. For the rest of us, this book points out lots of directions for us to go.
  • Fabulous!

    5
    By Mikoday
    A marvelous SF story with more great ideas per page than most books.

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