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August 1st, 2008

Booklust fulfilled!

After several years of looking for a copy, I have finally acquired future histories, the much recommended, but oh-so-hard-to-find, SF and essay anthology Nokia commissioned back in 1997. The idea behind the book was to explore the future of communications, something it did very well indeed. In fact it got at least two stories into that year's Gardner Dozois Best SF of the Year anthology (including Nancy Kress' "Steamship Soldier on the Information Front"), and several others into the recommended reading list.

With stories by many of my favourite writers, among them Steven Baxter, Pat Cadigan and David Marusek, along with essays by Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, it fills a very nice hole in my collection...

Time for a small "w00t!".