Science fiction readers, rejoice. Twenty-five all-new stories of contemporary science fiction and fantasy bring bold visions of worlds past, present, and future. This first-rate collection, Full Spectrum, edited by Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy (New York: Bantrum Spectra, 480 pp., $4.95 paper). includes, short stories by REASON authors Gregory Benford and Norman Spinrad, as well as a host of other notable S.F. writers.
REASON author Jonathan Marshall joined forces with Peter Dale Scott and Jane Hunter to uncover behind-the-scene details of contemporary U.S. covert activity in The Iran Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era (Boston: South End Press, 313 pp., $11.00 paper).
Never one to pull punches, REASON contributing editor and economist Walter Williams combines wit with incisive analysis in a new collection of his syndicated columns. All It Takes Is Guts (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Gateway, 189 pp., $16.95) is Williams at his best. Says economist Thomas Sowell of the book, it "is a real antidote to the prevailing mush of our times."
Another antidote to murky thinking is The War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of Population Control (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 225 pp., $14.95 paper). Author Jacqueline Kasun criticizes prevailing population control policies, bringing to bear mountains of evidence about population trends and world economics.
Abraham Maslow's ideas about human psychology provide an important contribution to our understanding of individualism. In a new biography, The Right to Be Human (Los Angeles: Tarcher, 382 pp., $19.95), Edward Hoffman traces the career of this eminent founder of humanistic psychology.
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