His Campbell Award winning novel The Postman was adapted as a feature film that starred Kevin Costner. His nonfiction book The Transparent Society won both the Freedom of Speech Award (from the American Library Association) and the McGannon Communication Award. Many of Brin's works focus on the impact on human society of technology humankind develops for itself, most noticeably in his novels The Practice Effect, Glory Season and Kiln People.
And, he's glad he's a scientist first. “There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction," he said. "And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.”
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