Future City: Edited by Roger Elwood

Future City

The cover on this science fiction collection is gorgeous, big sky, futuristic architecture and stylistic typeface. The actual content of the book, rather than the dreamy utopian vision, fits with a lot of the ideas on how cities will develop in science fiction books of this period. The short stories are very dystopian, and many of them thought provoking, whether a measurement of the city itself or more the human response to overpopulation, pollution, natural disaster or machinery. It’s worth getting this book for these stories alone, definitely a read which makes you think about where we are going;

Meanwhile, We Eliminate, Andrew J. Offutt

The World as Will and Wallpaper, R. A. Lafferty

Death of a City, Frank Herbert

Getting Across, Robert Silverberg

Revolution, Robin Schaeffer