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Title:
Tomorrow happens
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Framinghap, MA : NESFA Press, 2003.
ISBN:
9781886778436

9781886778443
Physical Description:
219 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction / by Aficionado (fiction) / Probing the near future (essay) / Stones of significance (fiction) / Go ahead, stand on my shoulders! (essay) / Reality check (fiction) / future keeps surprising us (essay) / Paris conquers all (with Gregory Benford) (fiction) / Self-preventing prophecy (essay)/ Fortitude (fiction) / Do we really want immortality? (essay) / Diplomacy guild (fiction) / Goodbye, Mir! (Sniff!) (essay) / open-ended Science fiction story (essay + fiction) / News from 2025 (fiction) / Seeking a new fulcrum (essay) / professor at Harvard (fiction) / robots and foundation universe (essay) / ever-reddening glow (fiction) / We Hobbits are a merry folk (essay) / other side of the hill (fiction)
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Booklist Review

This gathering of mostly previously published essays and short fiction also includes "The Open-Ended Science Fiction Story: A Challenge to New Colleagues," which is based on a writing-group exercise, and the previously unpublished beginning of a novel. The stories range from an unnerving meditation on the nature and the reliability of reality in "Stones of Significance" to a clever collaboration with Gregory Benford, "Paris Conquers All," that envisions the City of Light's triumph over the Martians of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Brin's essays raise a number of interesting questions about such matters as the social responsibility to increase human maturity of attitude in tandem with rapidly advancing technology; the works of J. R. R. Tolkien; and the effects of proficient amateurs on various creative endeavors. An admirable showcase of Brin's multifaceted writing personality, one that, in fiction and nonfiction, enjoys raising difficult questions without claiming to have all the answers to them. --Regina Schroeder


Booklist Review

This gathering of mostly previously published essays and short fiction also includes "The Open-Ended Science Fiction Story: A Challenge to New Colleagues," which is based on a writing-group exercise, and the previously unpublished beginning of a novel. The stories range from an unnerving meditation on the nature and the reliability of reality in "Stones of Significance" to a clever collaboration with Gregory Benford, "Paris Conquers All," that envisions the City of Light's triumph over the Martians of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Brin's essays raise a number of interesting questions about such matters as the social responsibility to increase human maturity of attitude in tandem with rapidly advancing technology; the works of J. R. R. Tolkien; and the effects of proficient amateurs on various creative endeavors. An admirable showcase of Brin's multifaceted writing personality, one that, in fiction and nonfiction, enjoys raising difficult questions without claiming to have all the answers to them. --Regina Schroeder