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It is the essence of technology fiction to chart the chances of the long run, however it takes the hand of a grasp to catch the farthest reaches of time--futures virtually unimaginably far-off. The Furthest Horizon collects seventeen of the main artistic and audacious visions of the longer term via many acclaimed writers, including:

* Brian Aldiss * Paul Anderson * Avram Davidson * Joe Haldeman * Alexander Jablokov * Paul J. McAuley * Ian McDonald * Michael Moorcock * Frederik Pohl * Robert Reed * Keith Roberts * Robert Silverberg * Cordwainer Smith * James Tiptree, Jr. * Jack Vance * Walter Jon Williams * Gene Wolfe

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