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Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042 : A Four-Part Invention

Bova, Ben; Pohl, Frederik; Pournelle, Jerry; Sheffield, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0380718863 / ISBN 13: 9780380718863
Verlag: Avon Books (Mm), 1995
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Softcover
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0380718863 ABOUT THE BOOK Future Quartet FROM THE PUBLISHER What awaits our children and grandchildren half a century hence? Will their America be a paradise of plenty - a crime and pollution-free high-tech Eden? Or will the greed and shortsighted excess of our present time beget misery and despair - dooming future generations for centuries to come? These are the questions posed to four of our most respected and prescient speculators on the future-possible - the award-winning giants in the field of science fiction: Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, and Charles Sheffield. Basing his projections on current technological, scientific, environmental and biomedical forecasts, each author offers a unique, startling and eminently probable overview of tomorrow - and then brings his posited world to remarkable life in a related masterwork of short fiction. From the utopian to the dystopian - from the guardedly optimistic to the pessimistically hopeful - here are four radically different, yet equally viable visions of the near-future. Stroll with an aimless vagabond through Frederik Pohl's terrifying Third World America - and into a rich man's impossible dream of space flight. Get a taste of the good life from Charles Sheffield - while learning the tragically high cost of civilization. Experience the grim realities of day-to-day living in Ben Bova's crumbling city of disposable people - and take a grand tour through "Higher Education".with reservations. A dream, a nightmare.or a combination of the two, the future will be whatever we make of it. And now you hold that future in your hands. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BN1204

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Titel: Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042 : A ...

Verlag: Avon Books (Mm)

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Fine

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Basing their projections on technological, scientific, environmental, and biomedical forecasts, four leading science fiction authors--Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, and Charles Sheffield--offer unique, vastly different views of the future. Reprint.

About the Author:

Dr. Ben Bova has not only helped to write about the future, he helped create it. The author of more than one hundred futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has been involved in science and advanced technology since the very beginnings of the space program. President Emeritus of the National Space Society, Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television, and a widely popular lecturer. He has also been an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry.

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