“In the early 1970s, eight science-fiction writers tried to imagine what the far-flung year of 2020 would look like. They ended up being both wrong and right.
“Who, perusing a rack of science-fiction paperbacks in the 1970s, could resist the come-on?: “Eight fascinating studies of life in the year 2020.” If the premise wasn’t intriguing enough, the names should have sealed the deal. These tales of the distant future would be coming from writers like Harlan Ellison, Larry Niven and Ben Bova. If they couldn’t offer hints about what lay ahead, who could?”