Books by Samuel C. Florman

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"Succeeds in demystifying the world of large-scale urban contracting, but will probably have more emotional resonance for older readers, in and out of the field."
A valedictory account of a life spent in large-building construction in New York City. Read full book review >
THE AFTERMATH by Samuel C. Florman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 11, 2001

"Contrived and dry, but resoundingly upbeat."
Can a few thousand well-intentioned engineers and scientists help 25,000 hearty, well-intentioned South Africans put the world back together after a comet wipes out most of the planet? You bet! Read full book review >
THE INTROSPECTIVE ENGINEER by Samuel C. Florman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 1996

"Thus his contention that more engineers should involve themselves in political processes and policy discussions, unfortunately, self-destructs."
More soothing technological reassurances from writer-engineer Florman (Blaming Technology, 1981, etc.), here maintaining that we need more and better technological ``fixes,'' not fewer, and pleading for more engineers to become involved in running things. Read full book review >