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The Postman: The movie and the book

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Published on Oct 30, 2012

Author David Brin discusses his post-apocalyptic novel, The Postman -- and compares it with the 1997 movie by Kevin Costner.

The Postman tells the tale of 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. The Postman is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.

The message of the book is about civilization and the things we would miss if civilization were to fall apart.

For more information about the book, see: http://www.davidbrin.com/postman.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidBrin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AUTHORDAVIDBRIN

The Postman is available from Bantam Books in the U.S. and Orbit Books in the U.K.

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