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Audrey Harper

I will definitely be picking up a copy!

Brett Lundmark

Umm, not to burst your bubble or anything, but this book already exists. It's called "Where's my Jetpack", by Daniel H. Wilson. Which is a better title by the way, but I suppose you couldn't actually copy his book exactly.

Nick Sagan

Brett, don't worry, you haven't burst my bubble. A few points:

1.) Work on "You Call This The Future?" began long before Daniel H. Wilson's "Where's My Jetpack?" ever hit bookstands. While working on this book, I never read Dan's, much less "copied" it, and by the time I was even aware of its existence the bulk of my contributions to "You Call This The Future?" had already been made.

2.) Since working on "You Call This The Future?" I've had a chance to pick up "Where's My Jetpack?" and I think it's an excellent book, very funny and well researched. My hat's off to Dan Wilson.

3.) That said, I don't buy the argument that one book on potential future technology means other books on potential future technology can't or shouldn't be written.

4.) "You Call This The Future?" explores a variety of technologies that Dan's book doesn't, including cloning, terraforming, force fields, the hypnopedia, genetic engineering, bionics, wetware, etc. We have 50 inventions in all, which is almost twice the technologies explored in "Where's My Jetpack?"

5.) Sorry you don't like "You Call This The Future?" as a title. Others have told me they think it's a great title, but what amuses one may leave another cold, and there's simply no pleasing everybody.



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Idlewild Trilogy

  • i d l e w i l d

    "Sagan has a ferocious imagination."
    -- Stephen Baxter

  • e d e n b o r n

    "One of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read."
    -- SFX Magazine

  • e v e r f r e e

    "Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion."
    -- Kirkus Reviews


  • Aristeia Rising

    "An intense and intelligent story partnered with art that makes your eyes drool."
    -- Ain't It Cool News

  • Hubris

    "Lord, this is epic. If you thought the first volume of the Shrapnel series was intense, brutal, and dark, just wait until you get your hands on its follow up."
    -- Comics Bulletin


  • Future Proof

    "A delightful 'expedition in search of the future,' providing clear explanations of today's cutting-edge technologies to find where science fiction has become reality."
    -- Publishers Weekly

Star Trek

  • Voyager: Season 5

    "Year five of Star Trek: Voyager is the greatest achievement in its seven year run. This is Voyager in its prime, and in its absolute top form."
    -- DVD Answers

  • TNG: Season 7

    "One of Next Generation's best seasons ever... The series was at the top of its game, consistently turning out episodic sci-fi hours that felt fresh and captured the imagination."
    -- SciFi.com

Computer Games

  • Zork Nemesis

    "The story is dark and gripping. Numerous subplots and twists are heightened by a surprise climactic revelation. Character developments are complex. The portrayals of the dark side of mankind in these characters are chilling."
    -- The Adventure Collective




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