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Science Against Man
Science Against Man
Author: Anthony Cheetham (Editor)
Science Against Man ed. Anthony Cheetham (Avon 380-02374-075, Dec ?70, 75?, 221pp, pb) — * 7 ? Introduction ? Anthony Cheetham — * 9 ? The Lost Continent ? Norman Spinrad — * 57 ? In the Beginning [Urban Monad] ? Robert Silverberg — * 77 ? The Hunter at His Ease ? Brian W. Aldiss — * 97 ? Man?s Estate ? Paul Ableman — * 109 ? Harold Wilson at the Cosm...  more »
ISBN: 49211
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 221
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* 7 Introduction Anthony Cheetham

* 9 The Lost Continent Norman Spinrad
Really excellent story that explores the (very pertinent today) dynamic between a tour guide from an economically backward country and the rich tourists he depends on for his living... In this case the "backward" country is a post-environmental collapse USA, and the tourists a wealthy Africans.

* 57 In the Beginning [Urban Monad] Robert Silverberg
Dystopian vision of a religious, overpopulated future where people are desperate to breed more, afraid to leave their little area of their apartment building, controlled psychologically... but they think their world is wonderful... good.

* 77 The Hunter at His Ease Brian W. Aldiss
Interesting, challenging piece about two military men who are scouting an island for a tactical base... and the native people who are hostile to their intentions. Nice contrast in attitudes between the sympathetic and non-sympathetic individuals - and a good point point about how, maybe, it makes no difference... And really good background details, about how the more wealthy countries justify aggrwssion by trying to say it's all for the long-term good of the enemy...

* 97 Mans Estate Paul Ableman
Bleah. Incomprehensible 70's stuff.
In the future, computer-dependent man is weak and pathetic - and doesn't realize it.

* 109 Harold Wilson at the Cosmic Cocktail Party Bob Shaw
Light-hearted piece about how to convince personalities preserved in a computer-like tank to cooperate with people out in the "real" world..

* 131 Statisticians Day James Blish
In the future, to control the population, we might not just need birth control - we might need "death control."

* 141 The Invisible Idiot John Brunner
A medical doctor meets his most unusual patient yet... and gets a free trip to space out of the deal!

* 175 Small Mouth, Bad Taste Piers Anthony
Anthony muses on the possible catalyst for the birth of human civilization. Oh, and almost writes a story about an elderly anthropologist and her assistant searching for clues to such...

* 175 The Ever-Branching Tree Harry Harrison
Harrison muses on the possible catalyst for the birth of human civilization. And makes a comment about "kids tomorrow..." Sigh... kids... they just don't get it, do they... rolleyes.gif

* 187 Sea Wolves [Jerry Cornelius] Michael Moorcock
Jerry Cornelius (an incarnation of the Eternal Champion) wanders about somewhere where computers are takijng over and fighting humans. Funny excepts from computer ads from 1969... much funnier now than when this story was published! Can you believe it?! A computer in a briefcase! No way!

* 205 The Penultimate Trip Andrew Travers
A VERY 60s-70s trippy piece about a prisoner caught in an eternal 703rd day of his imprisonment... Actually works quite well.. better than a lot of similar stuff...


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