***Which Way To the Future?
Selected Essays from ‘Analog Science Fiction
by Stanley Schmidt
Tor Books, New York, 2001. 255 pages.
I like essays. This should come as no surprise, since book reviews
are one form of essays. Science fiction explores big ideas, and so
do these essays. The author is obviously highly intelligent and has
interesting and insightful things to say on a wide range of topics.
Among other things, he covers government, education, technology, space exploration,
and even what it means to be human.
When I first picked up this book, I found myself reading far longer
than I intended to. I expected to be able to read one essay at a
time, but the intriguing ideas kept me going. This book is entertaining,
intriguing, and thought-provoking.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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