TOMORROW'S CHILDREN by Isaac Asimov
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TOMORROW'S CHILDREN

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Today's young adults should certainly respond to Tomorrow's Children. There are lots of little characters in this collection of eighteen stories. Robert Sheckley's lad becomes involved in a vocational dispute with his parents who are determined to make a proper Wizard out of him; he is determined to become The Accountant. Lewis Padgett demonstrates what happens When the Bough Breaks and a couple are pushed past the point of patience with their super-child. Zenna Henderson is at her shining best with Gilead from her The People series, and Jerome Bixby fathers a shocking little horror named Anthony in It's a Good Life. Ray Bradbury gets at the heart of the thoughtlessness and conscious cruelty of childhood in his All Summer in a Day and editor Asimov rounds off these efforts with his own superb The Ugly Little Boy who just happens to be a Neanderthal. The Go-Go generation will stop long enough to read this one.
Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1966
ISBN: 0385056990
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1966




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