An American astrophysicist and writer, he’s most widely known for his Uplift science fiction series. His award-winning book, The Postman, was modified right into a 1997 film starring Kevin Costner. He received a health care provider of Idea in space research from the College or university of California, NORTH PARK and subsequently proved helpful for NASA being a advisor. His 1998 nonfiction function, The Transparent Culture, received both McGannon Communication Award as well as the American Library Association’s Independence of Speech Award. He and his wife, Cheryl Brigham, got three children jointly. He and Gordon R. Dickson both received the Nebula Award.