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The Postman

A Novel

David Brin


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Digital Audiobook (3/8/2021)
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Mass Market Paperback (10/1/1986)
Compact Disc, Abridged (3/9/2021)


NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “A moving experience . . . a powerful cautionary tale.”—Whitley Strieber

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.

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.

The Postman will keep you engrossed until you’ve finished the last page.”—Chicago Tribune

Praise For The Postman: A Novel

“A moving experience . . . a powerful cautionary tale.”—Whitley Strieber

The Postman will keep you engrossed until you’ve finished the last page.”Chicago Tribune

Spectra, 9780553278743, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 1997

About the Author

David Brin is a scientist and the bestselling author of Sundiver, The Uplift War, Startide Rising, The Practice Effect, The Postman, Heart of the Comet (with Gregory Benford), Earth, Glory Season, Brightness Reef, and Infinity's Shore, as well as the short-story collections The River of Time and Otherness. He has a doctorate in astrophysics and has been a NASA consultant and a physics professor.