The Way the Future Was

Author: Pierre Comtois

ISBN 978-1-60264-241-6 (softcover)


464 pages

Once upon a time, the year 2000 had held a fascination for young people of the 1950s and 60s as the point beyond which the future predicted by decades of science fiction writers would arrive. Unfortunately, that future never happened and what we ended up with has been the somewhat disappointing present.


Luckily, however, our imaginations are as sharp and bright as they ever were so that we can continue to look forward to a superfuture made up of flying cars, monorails, moving sidewalks, and space liners heading to Ganymede. It is in keeping with those dreams that the stories in this collection were written hopefully to recapture the spirit of optimism young people had for the future at a time when World War II was not that far removed from living memory and American heroes were square jawed soldiers or God fearing scientists who were as comfortable in the cockpit of a jet as they were in a laboratory.

So if you are one of those SF fans who are still looking to the future for personal spacecraft, ruined Martian cities, or high speed rail service on Venus, then look no farther than these fables of a time that may yet come to pass!



Pierre Comtois was born and currently resides in Lowell, Massachusetts, a city best known as the birthplace of another author, Jack Kerouac. Comtois attended nearby Salem State College receiving a BA in English and Communications. Currently a freelance writer, Comtois has had dozens of articles and short stories appear in such magazines as diverse as Nocturn and The Horror Show, Military History, Civil War Magazine, Comic Book Marketplace, and Comics Source and books such as The Ithaqua Cycle, Book of the Dead, and Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth. A reporter for local daily and weekly newspapers as well as a long time comic book collector, Comtois has written about the history of Marvel Comics in the forthcoming Marvel Comics in the 1960s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon. Also forthcoming is an anthology of Comtois' non-SF short stories entitled Autumnal Tales.


Category: Fiction, Science Fiction

Type: books

Vendor: Pierre Comtois

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