The Postman
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The Postman

by David Brin
Release date: 1985
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction
Tags: locus award

John W. Campbell Memorial Award: Best Novel winner (1986). Hugo Award: Best Novel nominee (1986). Nebula Award: Best Novel nominee (1986).

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.

(updated 2015-01-08)

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