Dena rated it liked it Apr 30, Bova was the science advisor for the failed television series The Starlost, leaving in disgust after the airing of the first episode. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. There are a lot of other books by Bova, the Orion series, Voyager, etc. It reads similar to a pulp fiction but I thought the author was clever in how he handled potential reactions to e-readers.

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An interesting look at the potential future of publishing. Please enter a number less than or equal to 0.

Select a valid country. Along the way Bova mentions many things that have not [yet] come to pass, more sophisticated robots and software, pheromones, portable x-ray devices, etc. I tried, I really did; it’s a great, forward-thinking concept–electronic book readers FTW, 20 years before they actually appeared on the market.

It portrays the publishing world almost like an alternate reality, with rules that seem to defy conventional logic, and where books succeed or fail not because they are good or bad, but because they are expected to succeed or fail.

Feb 09, Ben mcclung rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No additional import charges on delivery. Aug 25, Paul Mclaughlan rated it liked it. There are 0 items available. Now, inonly 14 years later, it became a widespread reality, with deviation in only tiny details.


He said digital books would be cheap — and it came true. Oh, and there’s a serial-murder mystery woven throughout. A wry, slightly absurd book about the invention of the e-book. This item will post to United Statesbut the seller hasn’t specified postage options.

Then he sighed a very heavy sigh. He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.


Learn More – opens in a new window esay tab. Playwr mocks New York, satirizes the publishing industry, and involves a belly-dancing editor, an agoraphobic CEO, plenty of plastic surgery, and a weapon wielding writer.

Hollywood has started to take an interest in Bova’s works once again, in addition to his wealth of knowledge about science and what the future may look like. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The most cybdrbook books there are will cost less than a dollar! Jun 20, Laura Guill rated it it was ok Shelves: Funny that this isn’t available as an eBook! But in many ways, the projections here are less about trying to predict the future as they seem to be about providing social commentary, and in that sense they work well, lampooning society and culture right along with the publishing industry.

The characters are one dimensional and the plot is by the numbers but it is unexpected I picked up this book for free a week playerr Christmas and low and behold on Christmas Payer, my partner and I receive a Kindle as a joint present.

What is a stretch is how his world reacts to the reader, and the assumptions of what it would do.


But it is easy to eaay how e-readers and the internet have cut into the Now that we exist in a world where electronic books fyberbook the devices to read them have become widely available and used, it is cyberbook to look back at what the reaction of the publishing industry might have been to the very idea of paperless books.

You can definitely tell that this was one of his early works. Some phrases in the book jump at the reader, demanding a comment, a rebuttal, or an agreement. Open Preview See a Problem? The book may have been meant as a commentary on the publishing business circa the s and so it suffers from jokes falling flat It’s amazing this book came out in and to see that many of the concerns and enthusiasms on both sides of the ebook debate are still going strong, years later.

You’re left wondering “What is the point of this character? Estimated delivery within working days Seller ships within 2 days after receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. He knows an editor, Lori, a former classmate, and has gotten an interview with Bunker Books. Over all, fine book, a little bit too silly for my tastes.