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Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick, Sutin, L. London, Paladin Phillip K. Dick’s life was a long-running tragedy. From the early death of his twin sister and a difficult relationship with his parents to the last of his five marriages he experienced nearly every variety o... Read More

Evolution’s Edge: the Coming Collapse and Transformation of our World, New Society Pubs., BC, Canada, 2008. 308pp + xii Evolution’s Edge is a brave and inspiring book that deserves wide attention because it endeavours to tell the truth about a central fact of our time – a f... Read More

Greenhouse Fictions: The Sea and Summer, London, Faber, 1988 The president of the Queensland Chamber of Mines once referred to media interest in the greenhouse effect as ‘hokum.’ According to him, it’s all part of an elaborate scare campaign designed to boost Australia's co... Read More

What is the Future? John Urry, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2016, 226 pp. Futures studies has long been a paradoxical enterprise that has often made it vulnerable to misunderstanding and misuse. From time to time, however, a work appears that freshly reinterprets the current 'state o... Read More

Future Tense. Australia Beyond Election 1998. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1999. As the 20th century draws to a close, three questions, or rather three sets of questions arise. First, where have we come from? Second, where are we now? Third, where are we going? A veritable flood... Read More

Futures and the Young - Images in a Crystal Ball: World Futures in Novels for Young People,  211 pages, I9.50 sterling (Littleton, CO, Libraries Unlimited, 1981)   Stories set in future time can be immensely useful in a field which relies so heavily on plans, projections... Read More

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