Tomorrowland (book)

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Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact
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Cover for Tomorrowland
Author Steven Kotler
Subject popular science, emerging technologies
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Amazon Publishing (Little A and New Harvest)
Publication date
May 12, 2015
ISBN 978-0-544-45621-1

Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact is a 2015 non-fiction book by science journalist Steven Kotler and published by Amazon Publishing.



The book is composed of a series of essay articles that were published by Kotler in various online news publications, including The New York Times , The Atlantic , and Discover . There are sixteen chapters made up of the same number of articles, each dealing with a different topic of technological innovation in a variety of fields. [1]

Critical reception

Kirkus Reviews praised Kotler for not just presenting the technological innovations themselves, but also focusing on the "obsessive people behind the science" and how his insight into their work encompasses a "range from humane and gripping stories of redemption to indifferent research scientists unsure if their developments will even make the world a better place". [2] Library Journal reviewer Talea Anderson also noted the introduction of each essay and discussed technology focusing on "presenting the array of often quirky inventors and early adopters who have engaged with it" and ultimately recommended the book for readers of popular science. [3] In a separate review in Library Journal of the audiobook, reviewer Lisa Youngblood recommended the book and its look at not only the technology, but also the "social and moral questions that arise" from the potential ramifications of the emerging technologies. [4]

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  1. Constant, Paul (May 23, 2015). "'Tomorrowland' (The Book) And the Heartbreak of Prediction". Re/code . Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  2. "Tomorrowland". Kirkus Reviews . March 5, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  3. Anderson, Talea (April 15, 2015). "Review: Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact" . Library Journal . Media Source Inc. 140 (7): 113–114. ISSN   0363-0277 . Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  4. Youngblood, Lisa (August 1, 2015). "Media Review: Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact" . Library Journal . Media Source Inc. 140 (13): 49. ISSN   0363-0277 . Retrieved April 12, 2016.