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Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future by [Ed Finn, Kathryn Cramer]

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"...Thought-provoking and fun."--Pacific Standard magazine

"This new anthology justly deserves to be ranked alongside the very best collections published within science fiction: Terry Carr's Universe, Damon Knight's Orbit, or Robert Silverberg's New Dimensions."--LA Review of Books

"[A]group of visionaries have banded together to offer stories that are more utopian, which they hope will contribute to a more positive future.... ...The stories still offer plenty of drama, death and destruction, but many have a sort of happy ending."--New York Times

"This collection could be the shot in the arm our imaginations need. It's an important book, and not just for the fiction."--Wall Street Journal --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Born of an initiative at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, this remarkable collection unites a diverse group of celebrated authors, prominent scientists, and creative visionaries who contributed works of "techno-optimism" that challenge us to imagine fully, think broadly, and do Big Stuff.

Inside this volume you will find a rich blend of science fiction stories, nonfiction essays, and illustrations. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future is a manifesto and a blueprint that sounds a clarion call to people everywhere to reclaim our future from grieving over what was and celebrate all that can be achieved.

Contributors include:

Charlie Jane Anders
Madeline Ashby
Elizabeth Bear
Gregory Benford
David Brin
James L. Cambias
Brenda Cooper
Paul Davies
Cory Doctorow
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Lee Konstantinou
Lawrence M. Krauss
Geoffrey A. Landis
Annalee Newitz
Rudy Rucker
Karl Schroeder
Vandana Singh
Neal Stephenson
Bruce Sterling

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Clara P. Lehn
1.0 out of 5 stars The first story was good. Then 3 tales about the woes of technology?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big Thinking!
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2.0 out of 5 stars I bought to book to support the idea of imagining a better future. So I'd say there is a failure ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hieroglyph
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Arthur P. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars very mixed bag
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5.0 out of 5 stars Optimism is the New Black
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Eston Melton
4.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this anthology
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M. Heiss
4.0 out of 5 stars Competently written, interesting ideas.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Stories and visions for a worst future?
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is a nice collection of sci-fi stories by both famous and (to ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It! If Only To Vote With Your Wallet
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5.0 out of 5 stars Science fiction as inspiration
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit dated now
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Davin Enigl
4.0 out of 5 stars Good technical science book, but really biased politically (offensive).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good writers, good reading
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