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The Turning Place: Stories of a Future Past

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Nine short stories reveal various aspects of future life on Earth and other planets.
220 pages
Published (first published March 31st 1976)
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Terence
Apr 22, 2009 Terence rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA SF readers
Really 2.5 stars but it's a sentimental favorite.

I first read this collection of young-adult SF stories sometime in my middle-school or early high-school tenure. Recently, I reread the stories, and (as an adult with a more critical, less innocent eye) they're really not 4-star good. The heart is there but the writing is amateurish. I can see, though, how my initial enjoyment of the book fed into the development of reading preferences. With the exception of the first few stories, Karl can't gener
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Sam Musher
My favorite part is the conceit that it’s “Stories of a Future Past.” These stories are meant to be historical fiction, written from the point of view of a far-future galactic utopia. There are “Notes on Sources” at the end, little write-ups of what is known about each time period, given the surviving records or lack thereof. Nothing says “hope” like the idea that happy, fulfilled humans are telling the story of an apocalypse from far in the future. “It’s going to be rough for a while, guys, but ...more
Karen Brennan
I always loved this book. I was totally amazed by this book the first time I read it, and always enjoy reading it. I love most of the stories in it and like the rest. My favorite is Catabilid Conquest.
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