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Approaching Oblivion
Approaching Oblivion
Author: Harlan Ellison
ISBN-13: 9780802755414
ISBN-10: 0802755410
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 238
Rating:
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3.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Walker Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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Troubling visions of a dark future from a troubled mind.
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Have you ever wondered where our world is headed in that still far-off but rapidly nearing future? Do you have the courage to really want to find out? Then take a deep breath and brace yourselves for these eleven prophet's-eye- views of that fateful tomorrow shen we will finally reap such whirlwinds. Hardcover with dustjacket. 1974 book club edition.
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The first book I have ever read with a warning on the very first page. The warning tells the reader that these are very depressing stories and should not be read all at once. Wow. The stories themselves are dark, depressing, and wonderful. Some feel a bit dated, this was written in 1974, but what I was most surprised by is how prescient the author was about the future. The story I like most is "Knox," a tale about a woman with an extraordinary gift, who desperately wants to get rid of it, and those around her are all to willing to take it from her.