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Reflections on the Future: Collected Essays

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Why is the colonization of space important? Why has the general public lost interest in space since the Apollo era? What does pop-culture science fiction reveal about our society's attutudes toward space? And what other future developments, such as growing understanding of "paranormal" human abilities, will represent major evolutionary advances for our species?

These are some of the questions discussed by Sylvia Engdahl in this collection of often-controversial essays, many of which are available at her website but which because of their length will be easier to read in ebook form. Her views on the current issues she raises will stimulate debate among readers, whether or not they are familiar with any of her novels.

While Engdahl is best known for her award-winning Young Adult novel Enchantress from the Stars, she is the author of nine other science fiction novels--four of them for adults and five more enjoyed by both teens and adults--as well as the nonfiction book The Planet-Girded Suns: The Long History of Belief in Exoplanets. Also popular are the space section of her website and her page But as this collection reveals, space is not the only topic about which she has strong feelings.

The book contains 25 essays, previously-published or new, among them one listing her opinions about various common predictions. In addition it includes two illustrated autobiographical essays and a complete bibliography of her work.

Reflections on the Future: Collected Essays
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Essays
  • Published: Sep 10, 2017
  • Publisher: Ad Stellae Books
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 496 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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