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ISBN 10: 0962172553 / ISBN 13: 9780962172557
Published by WSFA Press., Beltsville, MD:, 2005
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Original anthology of 16 stories by Kim Stanley Robinson, Joe Haldeman, Jack McDevitt, Cory Doctorow and others. Of 1200 copies printed, this is one of 200 hardcover copies. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24660

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Publisher: WSFA Press., Beltsville, MD:

Publication Date: 2005

Edition: 1st edition.

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Future Washington is a collection of stories by noted science fiction writers from around the world, and the political spectrum, which looks at possible futures for the US capitol. Throughout the collection, Washington is faced with challenge after challenge, leading novelist and futurist Bruce Sterling to comment:

" sure was interesting that Washington is wrecked, drowned or comprehensively destroyed in practically every story in your collection."

But that’s not really surprising, because the future (and any good stories) is expected to be full of challenge. The important thing to take away from these stories is how the residents rise to meet those challenges, be they the rise of theocracy or the waters of the Potomac.

Colleen Cahill (Recommending Officer for Science Fiction and Fantasy at the Library of Congress) wrote:

"(these) stories take us to a D.C. that might be, with visions both light and dark, containing destruction, growth, humor and serious thought...whether the US government is alive and well, transformed by time or a distant memory, all the stories include a hint of the D.C. of today, making this a book for those of us who have lived or currently live in or near the city. It is the great writing and interesting visions of the future that make this a work for any who enjoying good reading."

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A Word about WSFA

The Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) was started in 1947 by seven science fiction fans who met at that year’s Philadelphia Worldcon.

The association holds an annual convention, Capclave, held in the capitol area. Capclave 2005 will be held October 14-16 at the Hilton Washington Silver Spring with guests of honor Howard Waldrop, Patrick Nielson Hayden, and Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

You can visit our website and come by in October for Capclave...if you happen to be in Washington in the future.

Other books by WSFA Press: The Father of Stones by Lucius Shepard Through Darkest Resnick with Gun and Camera by Mike Resnick The Edges of Things by Lewis Shiner Home by the Sea by Pat Cadigan Jacket art by Mike Clarke Jacket design by Paul Haggerty and Ernest Lilley WSFA Press Washington Science Fiction Association, Inc., 10404 43rd Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705 .

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