The Postman (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 6, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
23 Reviews
This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.  A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction.

He was a survivor--a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war.  Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold.  The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery.


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User Review  - Eric Allen - Goodreads

The Postman By David Brin A Retroview by Eric Allen Some people may be aware of the movie adaptation of The Postman with Kevin Costner. If you haven't seen it. I would probably recommend skipping it ... Read full review

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Christmas 2010: I realised that I had got stuck in a rut. I was re-reading old favourites again and again, waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works. Something had to be done. On the spur ... Read full review

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Cover
Curtin
Eugene
Harrisburg
Dena
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

David Brin has degrees in astronomy and applied physics but has been a full-time science fiction writer for many years. He has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Uplift War and Startide Rising, which also won the Nebula Award. He has also won the Hugo Award for short story. His novel The Postman was recently made into a feature film starring Kevin Costner. He lives near San Diego, California, with his wife and children.

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