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Adapting the form of an ‘Exquisite Corpse’ (a Surrealist technique in which collaborators draw in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it so that only a fragment remains visible, then pass it on to the next collaborator who improvises a new drawing), the four authors of this book have each described a possible planet and imagined the life forms that could have developed there, according to the laws of evolution.
The writers goal can be briefly summarised: to place himself at different key European dates during the twentieth-century, to assume that we dont know the future, and then to imagine other conceivable historical outcomes starting with those dates. For the anticipator, the future is not determined. It is the complex product of necessity, chance and will. Lesourne has re-examined about 20 historical events from the perspective of a retro-forecaster, casting a new, unexpected light on the past century: for example, July 1914, Saint Petersburg in 1917, Versailles in 1919.... Jacques Lesourne is a former publisher of the French daily Le Monde.
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