New Futurist Bookshelf
The special insert you'll find in the center of this issue of THE
FUTURIST features an expanded edition of the regular Futurist Bookshelf column. In it,
you'll find succinct descriptions of not just "new and noteworthy" books, but
also a collection of recent titles in futures-relevant categories--business, values and
lifestyles, science and technology, world affairs, and more.
This special edition of Futurist Bookshelf serves also to familiarize
readers with the World Future Society's recently renovated online book center. The front
page of Futurist Bookshelf online now features current book reviews and links to new
Under the leadership of our Webmaster, Sarah Warner, the site now
makes it easy for you to find the information you need about future-oriented books--and to
order them swiftly and securely through the Society's partnership with Amazon. Although
the Society no longer offers member discounts on these books, you'll save money (and time)
thanks to Amazon's excellent service and discount programs.
Members will continue to receive discounts on all books published by the
Society--and this year there are two important new books to look forward to: 21st
Century Opportunities and Challenges: An Age of Destruction or An Age of Transformation,
edited by Howard F. Didsbury Jr. in conjunction with the 2003 annual meeting, and Futuring:
The Exploration of the Future by Society President Edward Cornish. For a sneak
preview of Futuring, see the article on wild cards on page 18 of this issue.
Other articles in this issue draw from books by authors Theodore J.
Gordon, Storm Cunningham, and Howard Youth. If these articles inspire you to
seek out more information, you need only visit the Futurist Bookshelf online (www.wfs.org/bkshelf.htm) to find their
books--and much, much more.