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Future Crime

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  75 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
No matter what strange forms the future takes, says Ben Bova in his introduction, crime and criminals will always be with us--and with them, the need for law enforcement. Included with many other stories are the full-length novel City of Darkness and Brillo--the famous collaboration between Bova and Harlan Ellison.
Paperback, 374 pages
Published August 1st 1990 by Tor Books (first published July 1990)
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Jim Prevott
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
for the Audiobook versionn. A good collection of short stories about crime, covering it from both sides, before and after the acts and consequences. Stories contain a wonderful mix of futuristic and anachronistic elements. But the stories themselves are very thought provoking. Some of stories about the publication of each short are entertaining as well
Interesting collection of some of Bova's novella length stories. He stretched the theme a bit.
A good read.
Dec 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Many things may change in the future, but one thing is certain - the nature of man will not, and all our sins will still be with us.

An outstanding anthology of future crimes from theft to genocide, which includes the incredible "Stars, Won't You Hide Me?"
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Gdyby nie to, że ze 2-3 opowiadania kompletnie nie zrobiły na mnie wrażenia, dałabym pewnie 5 gwiazdek; sama idea poszczególnych tekstów, przesłanie i fabuła były świetne. Dokładnie ten rodzaj s-f który uwielbiam.
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it
It's fun to go back to old sci-fi and see how they saw the future. The 50s were so optimistic but the 60s and 70s saw dystopian bleak futures. Some of these stories show the civil rights concerns and didn't see them ending well. I think we've done better than anticipated in this set of stories.
Jeff J.
Feb 25, 2016 rated it liked it
A collection of SF stories by Ben Bova on the subject of crime and punishment. Few are dated, some are prescient, but the overall quality is mixed. Included are stories featuring Sam Gunn and Kinsman.
Gary Ludwig
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing what criminals are doing with cybercrime
Matthew Rich
Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Old science fiction. Clean plastic futures. Highly entertaining--but not a collection of spectacular stories.
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Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1953, while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter. He would later divorce Rosa in 1974. In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.

Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett's fencing club. He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.

Bova was a technical writer fo
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