David Brin’s bestselling SF novels have won Hugo, Nebula and other awards and have been translated into 20 languages. His 1989 thriller Earth foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and the Web. A 1998 movie was loosely adapted from his Campbell Award winner The Postman, while Foundation’s Triumph brought a grand finale to Isaac Asimov’s famed Foundation universe. Kiln People portrays people using “home copiers” to be in two places at once. David’s nonfiction book The Transparent Society deals with openness, security and liberty in the future; it won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.
Buffy vs. The Old-Fashioned “Hero”
By David Brin
from Seven Seasons of Buffy
This is one essay from the anthology Seven Seasons of Buffy
Science fiction and fantasy authors, typically immune to the appeal of television science fiction, cannot resist the charms of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
Seven Seasons of Buffy is a collection of fun, irreverent and surprising essays on “Buffy” by some of science fiction and fantasy’s most important authors, including David Brin, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jennifer Crusie.
About the Author
Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of several anthologies in the Smart Pop series, including The Anthology at the End of the Universe, Farscape Forever!, Five Seasons of Angel, Navigating the Golden Compass, Seven Seasons of Buffy, Taking the Red Pill and What Would Sipowitz Do? He lives in Dallas.