A dazzling and imaginative combination of fiction and scholarship, this speculative history of the future is a memoir of postmodern times. This second edition shows how the events of 1989 and their aftermath reinforce Wagar's predictions of the future. "A breathtaking future history in the manner of Wells and Stapledon, unnerving in its mixture of facts, fiction, and personal perspectives."—George Zebrowski, New York Review of Science Fiction
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
In the tradition of H. G. Well's The Shape of Things to Come, W. Warren Wagar's A Short History of the Future is a memoir of postmodern times. Cast in the form of a history book, the narrative voice of the book's powerful vision is that of a far-future historian, Peter Jensen, who leaves this account of the world from the 1990's to the opening of the twenty-third century as a gift to his grand-daughter. A dazzling and imaginative combination of fiction and scholarship, Wagar's speculative history of the future alternates between descriptions of world events and intimate glimpses of his fictive historian's family through the ages.About the Author:
W. Warren Wagar is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York, Binghamton.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción University of Chicago Press, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110226869024
Descripción University of Chicago Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0226869024 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0055172