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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sentinels: In Honor of Arthur C. Clarke

I'm glad to see this handsome book make its appearance, complete with an essay by little ol' me.

A collection of stories and essays by some of Clarke's many colleagues and friends who were influenced by his writings and thoughts about human possibilities, and who continue as his sentinels by the doors to the future that he opened... Stories and essays by: Isaac Asimov, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Russell Blackford, Damien Broderick, Pat Cadigan, Sheila Finch, James Gunn, Robert A. Heinlein, A.A. Jackson IV, Christopher McKitterick, Charles Pellegrino, Frederik Pohl, Pamela Sargent, Joan Slonczewski, Allen Steele, Howard Waldrop, Jack Williamson, George Zebrowski.

Kudos to editors Gregory Benford and George Zebrowski, and to the publisher, Hadley Rille Books. The line-up puts me in fine company, though it's a pity that Heinlein wasn't alive to write something new (it's not a ghost-written piece, as it were) - and likewise for Asimov.


Robert N Stephenson said...

just purchased a copy...

Russell Blackford said...

Good man!