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The history of the future : images of the 21st century

Author: Christophe Canto; Odile Faliu; Francis Cowper
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, ©1993.
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Canto, Christophe.
History of the future.
Paris : Flammarion, ©1993
(OCoLC)653386212
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christophe Canto; Odile Faliu; Francis Cowper
ISBN: 2080135449 9782080135445
OCLC Number: 29230806
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction: The future as history. The Hidden Years. The Travellers. The Age of Revolution. The Scientific Novel. Thinking of the Future. A Popular Current. Amazing Stories. Prediction in the Hands of Humorists. The Closed World of the Utopias. Kaleidoscope. The Game of Conjecture. A Panorama of the Future. Fictional Chronologies. Historical Reference Points. A Science Fiction Emporium. Temporary Filters. One Mile High. Evening Comes --
Ch. 0. In the rear-view mirror. Diorama of War. To the Slaughterhouse. Operation Danger. Universal Energy. Leisure a Go-Go. Death to Books. An Ideal Society. The March of the Suffragettes. No Pedestrian Right of Way. Shivers --
Ch. 1. An ordinary day in the year 2000. A Life of Ease. Extrapolation: Bold Deductions. Catalogue of the Future. Operating Instructions for the Future. Futurist Cliches --
Ch. 2. A world of gears and cogs. Slaves of Steel. The Original Function. Amazing Things. Cross-sections and Descriptions. Ex Machina. Portable Pipe Dreams. A Hellish Logic. Reproduction Code. The Machine-World. Robots and Co. The Laws. Exegesis --
Ch. 3. The geometry of the future. Buzzing Aerocabs. An Enormous Garden. Cement, Steel and Clouds. Cubic Zoning. Space. Under the Dome. Structures Built of Greenish Borazon --
Ch. 4. Fear. Theatre of Horror. Evil. Mad Scientists. Creatures from Elsewhere. A Litany of Disasters. They Are Among Us. A Taylorisation of Time. Guinea Pigs in Test Tubes. Psychological Surgery. Underground Deviants --
Ch. 5. Stellar epilogue. Colonisers of Space. Time out of Joint. Contact. Life Under the Domes. Intergalactic University. Endgame Scenarios. Silence Reigns. The Extinction of the Sun. The Day After the End of the World. The Last Man. Fuel for the Stars. Very Far Away --
Wake me in a thousand years from now.
Other Titles: Futur antérieur.
Responsibility: Christophe Canto, Odile Faliu ; translated by Francis Cowper.

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