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Reflections on the Future:
Collected Essays

by Sylvia Engdahl


I've recently published an ebook containing 27 of my essays, including two autobiographies illustrated with photos--the one from Contemporary Authors plus a newer one. Most but not all of these essays are also at this website, but as some are quite long, you may prefer to read them in Kindle, epub, or pdf format. Here's a list of the contents.

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PART ONE: OUTLOOK TOWARD SPACE

1. Space and Human Survival (1994)
2. Confronting the Universe in the Twenty-First Century (2012)
3. Update on the Critical Stage: The Far Side of Evil’s Relevance Today (2017)
4. Reflections on Enchantress from the Stars (2017)
5. A Response to Some Reactions to Journey Between Worlds (2015)
6. Faith as the Focus of Children of the Star (1972, 2017)
7. Space Colonization, Faith, and Pascal's Wager (2017)
8. From the Journal of an Alien Observer (1970)
9. Tragedy in Space (1986)

Google Play PDF edition is in paperback format

If you don't already read ebooks and don't want to try reading them on your computer with the free software available, you may prefer the PDF edition, which is formatted with pages just like a print edition. In fact, the PDF editions of my books that have paperback editions are the actual files from which those editions were printed, and you can print the pages yourself if you want to. These digital editons can be obtained only at Google Play, where their format is called "original pages" rather than PDF. (Smashwords also sells PDF versions, which are produced by automation and are formatted as manuscript pages instead of books.)
PART TWO: MYTHOLOGY OF THE SPACE AGE

10. The Mythic Role of Space Fiction (1990)
11. Space Age Mythology Revisited (2017)
12. Religious Aspects of Popular Science Fiction Films (1995)
13. The Mythopoeic Nature of Speculation About ETs (1974, 2017)
14. The Significance of Belief in UFOs (1995)
15. The Meaning of Gaia in Space Age Mythology (1995)

PART THREE: BEING HUMAN

16. Perspective on the Future: The Quest of Space Age Young People (1971)
17. The Relevance of Roots (1990)
18. The Worship of Medical Authority (1995)
19. The Role of Psi in Human Affairs (2017)
20. Transhumanism Is a Dead End (2003, 2017)
21. Christianity as Metaphor (1969)
22. The Shape of the Distant Future (2017)

PART FOUR: MY WRITING AND MY LIFE

23. Why My Flame Novels Aren't Suitable for Kids (2017)
24. The Curse of Categorization (2010, 2011)
25. What It Takes to Write a Novel (2003)
26. My Autobiography from Contemporary Authors (1988, 2001)
27. Looking Back from My Eighties (2017)