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Futures: Four Novellas

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This collection of four novellas of humanity's struggle for survival in the far future features "Watching Trees Grow" by Peter F. Hamilton; "Reality Dust" by Stephen Baxter; "Making History" by Paul McAuley; and "Tendeleo's Story" by Ian McDonald.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Aspect
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Aug 09, 2013 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kniha “Budoucnosti“ je antologií zahrnující čtyři velice kvalitní povídky z hlav čtyř renomovaných autorů současné hard sci-fi.
První z nich, “Prach reality“ od Stephena Baxtera, která si mě získala možná nejvíce, bych se odvážil označit za takový mix space opery a postkyberpunku. Jedná se o opravdu těžkotonážní, velice abstraktní povídku s citlivým aspektem humanismu, která snad potěší každého milovníka vědecké sci-fi.
Druhý kousek s názvem “Jak rostou stromy“ z pera Petera Hamiltona je povídko
Oct 31, 2010 Karina marked it as to-read
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I'm currently reading the first of these novellas. It seems to be an alternate history. A world where murder is almost unheard of. I still haven't figured out why that is so. Another feature of the world are the families: it seems that certain cities belong to particular families (those of the same last name), and the families stick up for their members, but are in a bit of opposition to other families.

I finished the first of the novellas, still 2 to go. The first one was okay. Possible spoiler
Kristýna Obrdlíková
Četla jsem ji pro McDonalda a ten mě nezklamal. Ostatní tři povídky mi moc neřekly.
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Only read the first story and didn't really like the idea of it much. So didn't read the other 3.
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Peter Crowther, born in 1949, is a journalist, anthologist, and the author of many short stories and novels. He is the co-founder of PS Publishing and the editor of Postscripts.
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