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Visions of Tomorrow: Science Fiction Predictions that Came True

Visions of Tomorrow Science Fiction Predictions that Came True A fascinating collection of fiction turned reality tales Long before movies like Minority Report and The Matrix the world s writers have been recording the future as it might exist and as it turns ou

  • Title: Visions of Tomorrow: Science Fiction Predictions that Came True
  • Author: Thomas A. Easton Judith K. Dial Edgar Allan Poe H.G. Wells Cleve Cartmill Robert Sheckley Jeff Hecht Murray Leinster
  • ISBN: 9781602399983
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • A fascinating collection of fiction turned reality tales Long before movies like Minority Report and The Matrix, the world s writers have been recording the future as it might exist and as it turns out, they were right This bizarre anthology collects the most stunning predictions and imagined inventions here for the first time Visions of Tomorrow includes The Land IronA fascinating collection of fiction turned reality tales Long before movies like Minority Report and The Matrix, the world s writers have been recording the future as it might exist and as it turns out, they were right This bizarre anthology collects the most stunning predictions and imagined inventions here for the first time Visions of Tomorrow includes The Land Iron Clads by H G Wells, who described a military tank in 1903 long before it was ever a possibility The Yesterday House by Fritz Leiber, who writes about cloned humans Reason by Isaac Asimov, who predicted solar power could be harnessed by satellites and many In this stunning anthology of never before collected stories, our world s greatest science fiction writers demonstrate that the truth can be just as strange as fiction.

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    1. Man, there's some cool stuff in here. Maybe not a ton of FANTASTIC stories, but to see, you know, Google and the Internet conceived of in a story from the 50's is pretty neat. I also liked seeing how these writers wrote in how society changes as a result of these technology, and all the little fiddly bits that would go along with the advent of these new items.


    2. DNF 19% - Introduction was good, couldn't get into the first 3 stories, reading someone's talk about the stories was more interesting than reading them myself


    3. I felt like reading the information about the stories was more interesting than reading the stories themselves.


    4. Too many people think that science fiction's job is to predict the future. Of course, science fiction has no such requirement. But there have been a few times when a science fiction story has proved to be remarkably prescient of a future event or trend. This anthology is a collection of those stories. For example, were you aware that in May 1970, Gregory Benford wrote a story about a criminal who wrote a computer program that would copy itself to another computer, which would copy itself to anot [...]


    5. "Visions of Tomorrow" is a collection of science fiction stories which correctly predicted future developments, in some cases in a surprising fashion. Here are my opinions of each of the stories, along with the year in which they were originally printed.The Balloon Hoax by Edgar Allan Poe (1844) - 3 stars - This story was, apparently, originally printed in newspapers as a true story and only later exposed as a hoax. The idea of a manned balloon accidentally crossing the Atlantic Ocean in only 3 [...]


    6. After reading a couple of the stories, found that they weren't to my tastes, so moved on to other books that had to be read quickly because they were due back at the library. Nothing bad to say about this book, rather enjoyed the Foreword, just not enough time in the day to spend it forcing myself to read a book, especially when I have a pile of tbr's screaming 'read me' in my room. = )


    7. On my booklist for a course that I will be teaching in the Spring. It's about science fiction writing as prophecy (creative problem solving!)




    8. This was really good. There are some classic stories I've heard about but never before read. Only one of the stories I remembered (the one by Sheckley, since I do enjoy his short stories).


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