HARRISON, Harry, editor.
Title THE YEAR 2000.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1970.
Seller ID 445
Science Fiction is always thought of as the fiction of "looking ahead." In this anthology set thirty years before its time, editor Harry Harrison gave his writers the following dictum: ". . . speculate about the future and give me a story set in the year 2000." Of the thirteen writers (including the editor) who contributed, only four lived to see their future millenium realized; Silverberg, Aldiss, Masson, and Harrison; and of those four, only Robert Silverberg and Brian Aldiss are still alive; Naomi Mitchison nearly made it, passing away in 1999, age 101. The stories are - AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Leiber, RACE RELATIONS by Harrison, PROMETHEUS REBOUND by Galouye, FAR FROM THIS EAR by Chad Oliver, AFTER THE ACCIDENT by Naomi Mitchison, JUDAS FISH by Disch, TO BE A MAN by J.J. Coupling, THE LAWGIVER by Laumer, TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT by Masson, BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL by Silverberg, UTOPIAN by Mack Reynolds, ORGY OF THE LIVING AND THE DYING by Aldiss, and SEA CHANGE by Bertram Chandler. Nice tight virtually unread copy; two corners bumped with dusty page edges; aging to spine & rear edges of d.j. A v.g.-, copy in like d.j.