The Future We Wish We Had

by Martin H. Greenberg, Rebecca Lickiss
The Future We Wish We Had - Martin H. Greenberg, Rebecca Lickiss N/A

Edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Rebecca Lickiss.

The future holds endless possibilities...

Here are 16 intriguing visions of tomorrow.

Features stories by:

  • Esther M. Friesner
  • Brenda Cooper
  • Kevin J. Anderson
  • P. R. Frost
  • Mike Resnick and James Patrick Kelly
  • Lisanne Norman
  • Dean Wesley Smith
  • Irene Radford
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch

And more.

For all of those who thought that by now that they'd be driving along the skyways in their own personal jet car, who assumed that humans would have established bases on the Moon and Mars, or that diseases would have been conqured, the aging process slowed to a crawl, and war eliminated along with social injustice – here are 16 stories of futures that might someday be reality.


  • Introduction by Rebecca Lickiss
  • Rose for Emily by Esther M. Friesner
  • Waiting for Juliette by Sarah A. Hoyt
  • Boys by Dave Freer
  • Trainer of Whales by Brenda Cooper
  • Good Old Days by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Kicking and Screaming Her Way to the Altar by Alan L. Lickiss
  • Alien Voices by Irene Radford (as by P. R. Frost)
  • Inside Job by Loren L. Coleman
  • Small Skirmish in the Culture War by Mike Resnick and James Patrick Kelly
  • Dark Wings by Lisanne Norman
  • My Father, the Popsicle by Annie Reed
  • Destiny by Julie Hyzy
  • Cold Comfort by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Stink of Reality by Irene Radford
  • Yellow Submarine by Rebecca Moesta
  • Good Genes by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Release date 2007
Details updated August 26, 2022
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