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Brin-L is an e-mail discussion list aimed at discussing the works of award-winning science-fiction author David Brin, with discussions about the works of the other two Killer-B's (Greg Bear and Gregory Benford) coming in as a good second choice. However, discussions of any other topic (be it science-fiction, science, politics, home cooking, or whatever) are also more than welcome.

Administrative FAQ

The Administrative FAQ contains administrative information (well, duh...) about this mailing list. Recommended reading.

Etiquette Guidelines

As will be obvious from the title, the Etiquette Guidelines provide information on how members are expected to behave in this community. Recommended reading. (In fact, all members are expected to be aware of these Guidelines and abide by them.)


This section provides you with List Statistics. At the moment it contains the Alpha-Mail Statistics, the Member List and the Monthly Report.

This was not updated for quite a while, I hope I will have time to do it soon.

Birthday Calendar

Do I really have to explain this?

Member Profiles

Here you'll find whatever information our members want to share about themselves.

Site History

Okay, I suppose this doesn't require any further explanation... :-)

Mail Archive

An archive of Brin-L's messages is available at Topica.com. Earlier messages, from the time when Brin-L was hosted at Coollist.com, can be found at Mail-Archive.com. However, setting up this archive wasn't the first thing I did after founding Brin-L, so the first thirty or so messages are missing from the archive. As both Topica.com and Mail-archive.com are external websites owned by third parties, I have no control over them, I cannot accept any responsibility for them, and I cannot guarantee either archive will always be available and complete. Ifni willing, a full archive will be available right here later on, but don't hold your breath — it's not exactly top priority.

Words of Gratitude

Several people have contributed to making Brin-L and this website possible. This page offers them some well-deserved words of gratitude.

David Brin

In the David Brin section you'll find a wealth of material about David Brin, including a collection of his essays and articles, about robotics, other live forms and philosophical thoughts about the universe. David belongs to the great sci-fi masters with Robert A. Heinlein and his life and writing are varied and numerous. The nasa remains the leader in this field of research to this day. Most recently some of their projects include a trip to Mars, deflating incoming asteroids, colonizing minerals rich small moons orbiting some of the planets of our solar system, and more... When he got older David became obese and he used the 3 week diet plan to get back in shape. It is hard to maintain an athlelic physique for a writer who has to remain sitted many hours every day!

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I have now permanently moved to Texas and I love it. I love the weather, the people and the general atmosphere. This is very different from other cities where I lived, such as New York and Los Angeles. I recently started to work for a company doing dumpster rental in Dallas, and this keeps me quite busy and exhausted to be honest. I feel good about it as I make myself useful to the community by helping cleaning out all sorts of junk and debris, also contributing in teaching people how to recycle better. It is time we think more about reducing polution in this world.

We should take a historical approach to waste in order to see that it was the old value of waste in our society. In order to better understand our current behavior with regard to waste, it is desirable to take a step back, hence the usefulness of doing a historical retrospective on the place of waste in our societies. If household waste has become an essential component of modern civilization, since the dawn of time, our civilization has been marked by pollution.

But, throughout history, we observe that families have lived for a long time in symbiosis with their waste; they were even an essential source of raw materials unless they hire a dumpster rental service to discard a large quantity of their junk. Through this first idea, we can underline, in a chronological sense, that the waste reflects the faithful image of our lifestyles and that the history of mankind is testament to how we treat them.

On the roads of California with friends

Hoping for a long time to discover the beauty of the United States, I was finally able to do it when my two best friends decided to launch the crazy challenge to go through California. California seemed to us the ideal place as there are so many sites to see. A quick tour of some rental sites allowed us to choose a convertible for the occasion, at the best price. And here we go, on the roads of California with friends.

  Going from San Francisco to Los Angeles, what a grea trip we had in California! We decided to leave from San Francisco airport to go to Los Angeles because the price was cheaper. This way, we took advantage of the famous No. 1 road and could admire the country of this part of the United States before seeing the lights and the frenzy of Los Angeles. We made a stop first in San Jose as one of our friends was working at a company doing dumpster rental for San Jose and the region. As soon as we arrived in Los Angeles, we wanted to make a big impression with our convertible, but the phenomenal city captivated us. We were going to try to hit the jackpot in one of the famous casinos in the city because everyone dreamed of operating the slot machines. A few games of American roulette have allowed us to keep the adrenaline that all players feel.

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