The Postman

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 6, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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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You've heard "don't judge a book by it's cover"? Well I say don't judge a book by the movie. The movie based on this book was a very loose adaptation. The book takes a completely different turn. Some ... Read full review

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The kevin Costner movie doesn't even resemble this book. At best, you could say that the movie could possibly take place in the same world as Brin's book, UT that's about it. The book is a masterpiece of post apocalyptic fiction. Read full review

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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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