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Through stranger eyes : reviews, introductions, tributes & iconoclastic essays

Author: David Brin
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Nimble Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : U.S. and Western Hemisphere edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Reviews
Named Person: David Brin; David Brin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brin
ISBN: 9781934840399 1934840394
OCLC Number: 277232645
Description: 215 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Dreading tomorrow: exploring our nightmares through literature. George Orwell and the self-preventing prophecy --
The dream of Scipio, by Iain Pears --
The lord of the rings: J.R.R. Tolkien vs the modern age --
The sheep look up, by John Brunner --
Alas Babylon, by Pat Frank --
Tomorrow gets worse: cinematic "sci-fi" and the betrayal of confidence. The dark side: Star wars, mythology and ingratitude --
The matrix: tomorrow may be different --
The dour choice: authors who complain. The separation, by Christopher Priest --
The penal colony, by Richard Herley --
Daring to look higher: authors who strive. Stand on Zanzibar, by John Brunner --
Lord of light, by Roger Zelazny --
Journey to the centre of the earth, by Jules Verne --
The real world: notions of progress, science, and danger in nonfiction. The progress paradox, by Gregg Easterbrook --
Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed, by Jared Diamond --
River of shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild west, by Rebecca Solnit --
The pleasure of finding things out, by Richard P. Feynman --
Time travel in Einstein's universe, by J. Richard Gott --
The fifth essence, by Lawrence Krauss --
Fortune or failure: missed opportunities and chance discoveries, by Alexander Kohn --
The art of fiction, by Ayn Rand --
Reviews of memorable tales. Beyond thirty, by Edgar Rice Burroughs --
Guilty pleasures can be proud: or why Buffy goes --
Godspeed (or "Goodbye warp drive", by Charles Sheffield --
Rocket boys, by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. --
Ground zero, by Fred Gambino --
Paradise, purgatory & inferno, by Mike Resnick --
When heaven fell, by William Barton --
Biographical tributes. Jack Williamson, Poul Anderson, Harry Harrison, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford --
Micro tributes: Isaac Asimov, Jim Burns, Fred Gambino, Arthur C. Clarke --
Through stranger eyes: the odd profession of storytelling. How I do it--
and advice to new writers --
The uplift universe --
David Brin literary bibliography (distilled).
Responsibility: David Brin.

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