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Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Future

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What if …

* machines looked and acted like people?
* we were able to change our bodies as we now change our clothes?
* a nuclear attack were launched—accidentally?
* intelligent life were discovered on other planets?
* we were able to create a perfect world?

The authors of the selections in this Anthology consider these and other questions as they look at the world of tomorrow.
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published 1973 by Scholastic
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Tfitoby
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
An old high school English reader found in an op-shop bin for 10c I just couldn't allow myself to leave it there. A collection of various styles of writing on the theme of what the future might hold (for the teens of 1973) with the idea of making the reader "get in to the habit of looking around and asking What if...?," taking in both fiction and non-fiction, straight predictions from Isaac Asimov and even some poetry. It was the predictions of Grandmaster Asimov and the name Richard Brautigan o ...more
Ben Babcock
I’m pretty sure that if there isn’t already a sport that involves mocking what people of the past predicted our society would be like, then we need to invent it. Right now. Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Future has some gems. It opens with a piece by Isaac Asimov, who begins:

Predicting the future is a hopeless, thankless task, with ridicule to begin with and, all too often, scorn to end with. Still, since I have been writing science fiction for over a quarter of a century, such prediction is
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This is like a visit to Future World at Epcot Center in book form. I read most of it; there are very entertaining pieces by Bradbury, Asimov, Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, and a script from "Night Gallery" by Rod Serling, plus a couple poems by Faulkner and Brautigan. And some other things I tried to read but couldn't get into.
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