The Smartest Mob: A Chapter from Existence

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David Brin By DavidBrin Updated 3 years ago

    
                    
    
                    
Although I've been writing science fiction for decades, the experience always seems fresh and new. Some authors are happy delivering the same package and set of emotions over and over again -- and their readers like it that way.  Mine keep telling me: "Take us someplace we've never been before. Let's explore unexpected ideas."
                                    
                                    And so I've bounced around from shipwrecking a hundred dolphins in their starship on a dangerous world to imagining a future when you'll routinely make a dozen copies of yourself, every day.  In EXISTENCE I try my hand yet again at the near future epic, exploring trends and portraying a world that lots of Wattpadders may live to see.  A complex mix of hope and cynicism, or brilliance and obstinacy.  And the strangest "first contact" story you are likely to read.
                                    
                                    I hope this excerpt - which stands completely by itself as a stand-alone story - intrigues you.
Although I've been writing science fiction for decades, the experience always seems fresh and new. Some authors are happy delivering the same package and set of emotions over and over again -- and their readers like it that way.  Mine keep telling me: "Take us someplace we've never been before. Let's explore unexpected ideas."
                                    
                                    And so I've bounced around from shipwrecking a hundred dolphins in their starship on a dangerous world to imagining a future when you'll routinely make a dozen copies of yourself, every day.  In EXISTENCE I try my hand yet again at the near future epic, exploring trends and portraying a world that lots of Wattpadders may live to see.  A complex mix of hope and cynicism, or brilliance and obstinacy.  And the strangest "first contact" story you are likely to read.
                                    
                                    I hope this excerpt - which stands completely by itself as a stand-alone story - intrigues you.