Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction.
Life and Works
He was born, raised, and educated in California and attended Caltech. Brin's nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association and the McGannon Communication Award. He is a futurist, but also supports learning lessons of the past and accepting government. Besides being a science fiction writer, he is a critic of Star Wars, particularly the diminutive Yoda, and considers himself like millions of others a social media influence. Perhaps most fascinatingly, Brin is a Jewish author, and in his works, secularizes the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam (that all men have a duty to improve the world) to mean that he should increase the world's knowledge as though this always improves it.