DAVID BRIN is a scientist, speaker, technical consultant, and the well-known author of Existence, The Uplift War, and The Transparent Society. His novels have been New York Times bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards among others. Brin lives near San Diego, California.STEPHEN W. POTTS is a professor in the Department of Literature at the University of California at San Diego specializing in twentieth-century fiction and popular culture.
Praise for Chasing Shadows Entertaining and provocative, and piercingly relevant for our own time. --Toronto Star This anthology satisfies on many levels. . . . If we enter the transparent world with any kind of foreknowledge, it will be due to well-conceived and well-executed projects such as this one. --Locus Praise for David Brin's The Transparent Society As you follow his argument for two-way social transparency, you realize your only hope is that he is right. --George B. Dyson, author of Darwin Among the Machines Brin expounds upon his belief that people need to keep watch on snooping governments, employers, insurance companies, and so on. . . . In assessing the current state of affairs, Brin divulges a barrage of ways and means of monitoring electronic transmissions. --Science News If enough people read Brin's book . . . then it may turn into a self-negating prophecy: a warning of dystopia that by virtue of the horror it paints helps avoid that horror. That was the function of George Orwell's 1984. That is an honorable role for anyone's book. --J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley David Brin's nonfiction marvel, The Transparent Society, is what Lewis Mumford or Thorstein Veblen might write, could they contemplate our increasingly webbed world and its prospects for social change. . . . Brin's book is full of imaginative, far-sighted concern for how fluid information is going to transform our civil society. --William H. Calvin, neurophysiologist and author of How Brains Think