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Forward in Time: A Science Fiction Story Collection
Forward in Time A Science Fiction Story Collection Author:Ben Bova Here are ten stories of the future by the editor of Analog Science Fiction-Science Fact magazine; ten glimpses of tomorrows that are very different, disturbing, and very real. — The stories in this collection represent several different futures, reports from the tomorrowland that lie ahead of the human race. The first story could happen next wee... more »k--or perhaps it has already happened. Each subsequent story takes place further ahead in the future than the previous one. The time scale is logarithmic: the jumps in time grow larger between each story as they spin further and further outward in time and space--out to the very end of the universe itself--and to the ultimate truth of human experience.
-- Here is a computer that runs the Pentagon, and destroys every military officer who uses it.
-- A mathematician who can make pinpoint predictions of earthquakes and who argues against his own predictions--while living on the San Andreas Fault.
-- The tough leader of a youth gang who is rehabilitated by modern behaviorist techniques--in to a world conqueror.
-- A trio of stories about an Air Force astronaut who finds love and death in space.
-- The story of men and women who pit their skills against the mightiest storms that nature can hurl at them.
-- A whacky colony on the moon that gets shot up by "Men of Good Will."
-- A strange machine that allows people to share their dreams and fight duels to the death in their joint imaginations.
-- A tale of a man fleeing across the universe to escape the final fate of all mankind.
So welcome to many different tomorrows. As you go forward in time in this brief but accelerated journey, you will visit the moon, the heart of a hurricane, the ultimate end of the universe.
Fasten your seat belt and have a pleasant trip!« less