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The Examined Life

Future shocks

By Joshua Glenn
Globe Columnist / March 28, 2004

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ALTHOUGH LARGELY forgotten now, the French writer Albert Robida was a pioneer of science fiction. This month, his 1882 roman d'anticipation "The Twentieth Century" -- a funny, sometimes cynical, frequently prophetic soap opera about a young woman who embarks upon a career search in the future world of 1952, gets caught up in a revolutionary struggle, and winds up having ... (Full Article: 171 Words)

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