Bruce Sterling's doing a public ongoing interview on the WELL.
You wanna read a real futurist, check out this blurb
I just wrote for Jules Verne's latest English-language
translation, INVASION OF THE SEA.
"Mr Verne's latest techno-thriller boldly confronts the menace of
Islamic terrorism. He has topnotch chops in technical accuracy, with
endearing dashes of broad humor and a keen eye for telling detail.
Let me be the first to predict this: someday this French novelist will be
And it's true, because Verne's book really *is* about Islamic terrorism,
specifically, French engineers versus fanatic desert saboteurs in
North Africa. Some "wars" are older than others. Bin Laden thinks
that war been going on since the 12th century, but, you know, how often
do the rest of us bother to notice?
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