Future Washington

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If the twentieth century was the American Century, who will the next one belong to... and what will become of the nation's capital? Will Washington D.C. be drowned in the rising tides and its glory days forgotten, or will its residents rise to the challenge and remake the world in its image? In these stories you'll find as many questions as answers, but if assembled authors agree on anything, it's that we are destined to live in interesting times and more than that... ones that we will have a hand in creating. ...

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If the twentieth century was the American Century, who will the next one belong to... and what will become of the nation's capital? Will Washington D.C. be drowned in the rising tides and its glory days forgotten, or will its residents rise to the challenge and remake the world in its image? In these stories you'll find as many questions as answers, but if assembled authors agree on anything, it's that we are destined to live in interesting times and more than that... ones that we will have a hand in creating. Ask not what the future can do for you... with stories by Cory Doctorow, James Alan Gardner, Joe Haldeman, Sean McMullen, Kim Stanley Robinson, Allen M. Steele, and many more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780962172540
  • Publisher: Washington Science Fiction Association, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing Boing and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online, and Locus. He has won the Locus Award three times, been nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula, won the Campbell Award, and was named one of the Web’s twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He hopes you’ll use technology to change the world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Mr. Zmith Goes to Washington 3
Ignition 16
Indiana Wants Me 28
Primate in Forest 39
Hallowe'en Party 59
Hothouse 65
The Day of the RFIDs 86
Tigers in the Capitol 109
Agenda 123
A Well-Dressed Fear 136
Civil Disobedience 154
The Lone and Level Sands 164
The Empire of the Willing 186
Hail to the Chief 207
Human Readable 219
Shopping at the Mall 274
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