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A Brief History of the Recent Future

A Brief History of the Recent Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Manning, David

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David Manning wrote A Brief History of the Recent Future in the mid 1970s with the idea of satirizing the present by forecasting the most bizarre imaginable future. The result was a verbally animated cartoon tracing the evolution of an apocalyptic conflict between proponents of g...anic garbage vs those advocating ficial garbage as civilization's final energy resource. Along the way, the tale introduces such absurdities as a credit-system economy; the Bronx Sanitation Air Force; a 3,000-acre rubber-raft island named Carabia; a news toaster that burns headlines onto breakfast bread; and people metabolically transformed by Mango Tango, the core building block of the artificial ecosystem. Resurrected from the past, the book remains, after 35-plus years, a satiric fantasy, now looking back at the odd events nobody knows transpired but brought us to our increasingly dystopian state. Once the harbinger of a future too ridiculous to contemplate, the original bizarre predictions resonate more every day.
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ISBN 9781105575792
Released AU 14 Mar 2012
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781105575792
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Lulu.com
Released 14 Mar 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Manning, David
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 506g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade