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The Case against Tomorrow

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Mass Market Paperback, 150 pages
Published October 1956 by Ballantine
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Scott Holstad
I thoroughly enjoyed this little collection of short stories by Frederik Pohl. It's hard to believe it was published in 1957, because it has a much newer feeling to it. Indeed, it seemed to me like Pohl had been reading some Philip K Dick, because there were some plot twists that reminded me of Dick in his own short stories. I loved Pohl's anticipation of a worl in the not too distant future, much like Dick, and of the robots that were so important in his work and their interactions with our wor ...more
1982 grade C
I picked this book out of a box that had been packed for quite a while. I had never read it but at this point it sounded interesting. The stories, though written long ago, still hold up. They are a unique look at what the world could be headed toward.

The consuming nature of the people in the first story was particularly intriguing, where you get to work only when your status rises.

Definitely recommend it if you can find it.
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Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor & fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited "Galaxy" magazine and its sister magazine "IF", winning the Hugo for "IF" three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
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