Looking Backward, From The Year 2000

Looking Backward, From The Year 2000

Mack Reynolds / Jan 24, 2020

Looking Backward From The Year None

  • Title: Looking Backward, From The Year 2000
  • Author: Mack Reynolds
  • ISBN: 9780705700665
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About "Mack Reynolds"

      • Mack Reynolds

        Dallas McCord Mack Reynolds was an American science fiction writer His pen names included Clark Collins, Mark Mallory, Guy McCord, Dallas Ross and Maxine Reynolds Many of his stories were published in Galaxy Magazine and Worlds of If Magazine He was quite popular in the 1960s, but most of his work subsequently went out of print.He was an active supporter of the Socialist Labor Party his father, Verne Reynolds, was twice the SLP s Presidential candidate, in 1928 and 1932 Many of MR s stories use SLP jargon such as Industrial Feudalism and most deal with economic issues in some wayMany of Reynolds stories took place in Utopian societies, and many of which fulfilled L L Zamenhof s dream of Esperanto used worldwide as a universal second language His novels predicted much that has come to pass, including pocket computers and a world wide computer network with information available at one s fingertips.Many of his novels were written within the context of a highly mobile society in which few people maintained a fixed residence, leading to mobile voting laws which allowed someone living out of the equivalent of a motor home to vote when and where they chose.


    1. I read a soft cover edition of this book. It was the worst editing I've ever seen. There were unrelated sentence fragments in the middle of paragraphs in a few different sections, and some thoughts ended mid sentence without any follow up. That being said, the predictions the author had for the future were kinda cool. Some things were suprisingly accurate (the idea of blogging is discussed at length, but not of course labeled as such) Other ideas wern't nearly as sucessful (we haven't done away [...]

    2. ‘They put him into a hypnotic trance in a sealed room to cure him. Then the house burnt down and he was forgottenUntil he awoke forty years later and could not – dared not – believe what he saw.’Blurb from the 1973 Ace paperback editionNot so much a posthumous sequel as a ‘reimagining’, Reynolds takes the concept of Edward Bellamy’s 1888 novel ‘Looking Backward’ and updates it for the Twentieth Century, even keeping the name of Bellamy’s protagonist, Julian West.In his forewo [...]

    3. LOOKING BACKWARD FROM THE YEAR 2000 and EQUALITY IN THE YEAR 2000 offer a utopian version of America in 2000 written from a liberal perspective. The main character is a rather conservative fellow thrust almost magically into the alternate world presented by the author. Reynolds is primarily concerned with political and economic issues in his books. The reader wonders how America could have possibly made the drastic political and economic changes depicted in just a few decades. There is also the [...]

    4. I loved many of the futuristic concepts in this book, but the quality of writing sometimes detracted from the experience.

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