FUTURE POWER: A Science Fiction Anthology by Jack & Gardner Dozois--Eds. Dann

FUTURE POWER: A Science Fiction Anthology

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Seven originals plus two relative oldies: Damon Knight's justly familiar ""The Country of the Kind"" and A. K. Jorgensson's parable of the autoerotic society, ""Coming-of-Age Day."" The ""future"" theme doesn't really unify this slightly ragged collection, but there are some fine individual contributions. Particularly good: R. A. Lafferty (computer and its minions encounter the aboriginal substratum of the colonized universe); Felix C. Gotschalk (a very funny out-of-the-test-scores-of-babes intellectual meritocracy); George Alee Effinger (dictator-computer partnership crosses a final Rubicon). Other notable names: Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Gene Wolfe.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1976
Publisher: Random House