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By A. E. van Vogt / 1978
138 so called "linds" float above a "captured"
planet. In each lind there are one officer, who is the
boss, one technician, with limited rights and a servant.
The servants are hostages from the "captured"
planet, ensuring regular food supply from the surface
and good behaviour. One technician however doen't really
like the situation and decides to change it ...
A basic feature is "computer feedback awareness
of body reactions", transmitted by a computer directly
into your hearing system. So you know, when you get
angry and take action against it.
The Still Small Voice Inside:
By D. Langford / 1978
David Langford thinks several steps ahead of the aforementioned
"voice in your ear" and talks about different
uses like crime prevention etc. He predicts it to be
in everyones ear by the end of the 20th century. Well,
it didn't happen.
By I. Watson / 1978
Dreaming as a means to cure illnesses.
By J. Taylor / 1978
John Taylor examines the ideas behind Watsons story
and how, if at all, the mind could cure the body.
The Time Travellers:
By C. Evans and I. Asimov / 1978
An interview with Isaac Asimov. They talk about Astounding
and Amazing, John Campbell, Scientology, Foundation
and about the fact, that science-fiction"is the
only form of literature that gets people accustomed
to the inevitability of change".
By B. Shaw / 1978
A large, spherical space-city, with the habitats on
the inside of the shell. Gangs of youngsters in the
different, separated habitats who try to impress themselves,
the older kids and the those of the other gangs by bridgeing
the gap between the habitats, running "through
The Skytank Portfolio:
By C. Boyce / 1978
Boyce is taking Shaws idea of space-habitats into the
professional realm, by thinking up a whole set of economical
uses of habitats and how it would be possible to finance
and refinance the stuff ...
In Search of Professor Greatrex © 1978 (CM):
By M. Coney / 1978
A scientists claimed that the difference bewteen ethnic
groups and man/woman were genetical, and the human race
can only be made equal, if the ethnic groups were forced
to mix and mingle ...
Once More, With Feeling:
By S. Gooch / 1978
Stan Gooch dissembles the theories of Prof. Greatrex
and arrives at this: the difference between man and
woman is intellect and intuiton. Man is intellectual,
woman is intuitonal and both is equally valuable.
Woe, Blight, And In Heaven, Laughs: A Grim Household
By J. SAxton / 1978
Several lines of narrative blend into one story Here.
The live of the writer, her daydreams and the story
she is writing all interweave into a modern type of
The World As Text: The Post-literate World As Meta-narrative
© 1978 (CA):
By A. Carter / 1978
Carter says that "words are not the bricks of which
literature is built. Ideas expressed as images are the
bricks of which literature is built". She says
that a new form of narrative will be developed, which
is not necesserily composed of written or spoken word
or images. Actually, she is quite right, if we look
at computer games today. Narratives, that can be altered
and, as Carter put it "experienced".
Introduction To 'Foretelling The Future':
By D. Smith / 1978
Foretelling The Future:
By H. G. Wells / 1938