A groundbreaking, mind-blowingly ambitious new science fiction novel from the multiple award-winning classic author David Brin.
Our continued existence was never a given.
We've always wanted to know our destiny. But when the end seems in sight, how will the world react?
An alien artefact plucked from Earth's orbit throws the world into chaos with both warning and a promise. For the prophet who dreams of new world order, survival means putting an end to democracy. For the movie mogul with a talent for spinning facts, the public doesn't know what's best for them. And for the reporter determined to discover the truth, the world needs to know what's at stake.
All are determined to hold off Armageddon. All will play their part in what's to come.
Both brilliant and terrifying, David Brin's novel of the near future is a tour de force of storytelling. It is the work of a modern master of science fiction.
A masterpiece of rock-hard SF - SUN
Cleverly argued and uncomfortably plausible - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Brin tackles a plethora of cutting-edge concepts... with the skill of a visionary futurologist ... [conveying] the depth and breadth of his startling future. Existence is Brin's first novel in 10 years, and it's been well worth the wait - GUARDIAN
Existence is bursting with ideas, including near-future tech, first contact with aliens, and the exploration of what it means to be human - io9.com
EXISTENCE may be Brin's masterwork - LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
An impressive introduction to one of SF's major talents - Publishers Weekly
The seriously clever Brin has spent a lot of time thinking about big questions - and has devised a highly original yet plausible version of alien contact - BBC Sky at Night
In Existence, David Brin takes on one of the fundamental themes in science fiction - and what is also one of the fundamental questions humanity faces in this century. Since Brin is both a great storyteller and one of the most imaginative writers around, Existence is not to be missed - Vernor Vinge