Insistence Of Vision by David BrinInsistence Of Vision by David Brin

Insistence Of Vision

byDavid Brin

Hardcover | March 22, 2016

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What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen eye and colorful pen of David Brin, a modern master of speculative fiction. Visit a chillingly plausible tomorrow, when prisoners may be sent to asteroidal gulags. Or might prisons vanish and felons roam, seeing only what society allows? Suppose, amid lavish success, we gain the superpower to fly! Will we even appreciate it... or will we find new reasons to complain? In "Mars Opposition," you'll experience an alien invasion like no other, confronting humanity with a stark and terrible choice... followed by several more tales of conquest from beyond, each of them wildly different. On the other hand, might fantastically potent new beings emerge out of ourselves, as revealed in "Chrysalis"? Featuring guest appearances by Gregory Benford, Jules Verne, and Galileo, this adventure takes you beyond the very singularity in "Stones of Significance," pondering what could happen after humans are like gods. And "Reality Check" asks one of you readers - just one of you - to wake up! Tomorrow awaits. We can face it and prevail. So long as our stance is brave INSISTENCE OF VISION.
David Brin is a scientist, New York Times bestselling author, and tech-futurist. His novels include EARTH, THE POSTMAN (filmed in 1997) and Hugo Award winners STARTIDE RISING and THE UPLIFT WAR. A leading commentator and speaker on modern trends, his nonfiction book THE TRANSPARENT SOCIETY won the Freedom of Speech Award of the America...
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Title:Insistence Of VisionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:374 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.21 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:The Story PlantLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611882206

ISBN - 13:9781611882209

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Vernor Vinge - 11 The Heresy of Science Fiction - 16 WHAT WE MAY BECOME Insistence of Vision - 29 Transition Generation - 36 Chrysalis - 48 Stones of Significance - 68 News From 2035: A Glitch in Medicine Cabinet 3.5 - 99 HOW WE'LL ENDURE The Logs - 105 The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss - 119 Eloquent Elepents Pine Away for the Moon's Crystal Forests - 156 WHEN WE OVERCOME Mars Opposition - 171 A Professor at Harvard - 200 I Could've Done Better - 213 Paris Conquers All - 228 A Retrospective by Jules Verne - 247 WHO WE'LL MEET Fortitude - 253 An Ever-Reddening Glow - 264 The Diplomacy Guild - 270 The Other Side of the Hill - 288 WHERE WE WILL GO Temptation - 299 Avalon Probes - 352 Six-Word Tales - 355 Reality Check - 357 WHY WE'LL PERSEVERE Waging War with Reality - 365 Afterword & Book Notes - 371 Acknowledgments - 372 Publication History - 373

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"Brin is not only prolific, but thoughtful and highly original."