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San Diego Futurist Explores The Nature Of ‘Existence’

David Brin's newest science-fiction novel

Above: David Brin's newest science-fiction novel "Existence."

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The new science fiction novel by writer and futurist David Brin paints a complex picture of the world just 40 years from now. It's at once familiar and shockingly unraveled. Into this broken-down version of the planet, a new element is introduced from beyond our world. And it's left up to the reader to discover if that element saves, destroys, or transforms the earth.

The book is called "Existence."

"Existence" book trailer

"Existence" book trailer

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