Many love it, a few hate it, but everybody has something to say
about Our Molecular Future:
Morning News August 18, 2002 This review errs by describing
today's dirt repellents as tomorrow's technology, and wrongly
says that the book makes predictions for thousands of years from
now...which it doesn't.
- Publisher's Weekly - see review
on the Amazon.com site. Unfortunately, this review contains
inaccurate statements about the book's content. Most notably it
says the book presents a singular view of the future, when in
fact the book focuses on just the opposite: diverging views. Moreover,
Amazon.com customers who've read the book disagree with the reviewer
and give the book high marks.
Reviews that pan the book share a common denominator: each glosses
over the theme: adapting to extreme environmental phenomena, and
instead looks disbelievingly on some of the potential technology
Intriguing, but weird...
Here's an excerpt from Choice: Current Reviews for Academic
Libraries January 2003:
"Books that speculate on the future of science
are frequently disappointing, as writers start with reasonable premises
and quickly go into flights of fantasy. This is not the case with
Our Molecular Future. Mulhall provides a realistic glimpse into
the potentials of various futures.carefully separating science fact
from science fiction."
Library Journal May 15, 2002 wrote: "...its
subject is certainly timely, and many of the author's ideas are
worth debate...this book is recommended for popular science collections
in public libraries; general academic libraries may want to purchase."
See also: Note for Reviewers
Comparison with other books