The average rating for You Call This the Future?: The Greatest Inventions Sci-Fi Imagined and Science Promised based on 2 reviews is 2 stars.
|Review # 1 was written on 2008-08-08 00:00:00|
Cool concept, pretty simple execution.
|Review # 2 was written on 2014-09-01 00:00:00|
Useful in the vast scope of its information; Stith works to be inclusive of a large number of cultures, focusing the first half of the book on Indo-European folklore, and the second half on the folklore of "primitive" cultures (e.g., Native American). This text is a reflection of the 1940s school of folklore studies, which makes it pretty dated. It's purpose is to function as a laundry list of folklore tropes in different parts of the world, naming and categorizing each one for the benefit of a Western audience, and it serves that purpose quite well. It does not, however, seek to explore the cultural context of the tropes and what they mean to the cultures that use them. If you have a casual, nonacademic interest in general folklore, this book will probably fulfill your needs.
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