Our Own Devices

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Petra Books, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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Mid-century retro speculative fiction. Nine new stories and three essays on our obsession and entanglement with technology, based on historical fact, in the Zeitgeist of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. With 31 archival pictures. Gilles Messier was born in Winnipeg in 1989. As an aerospace engineer, his interests concern the use and misuse of technology in war, nuclear energy and space exploration.

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User Review  - Archivist13 - LibraryThing

I recieved this Ebook free through LibraryThing Early Reviewers in exchange for an honest review. At the heart of Our Own Devices is the authors desire to focus on the impact of technology on our ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Hoogkamer - LibraryThing

Nine thought-provoking stories in three powerful sections: WWII, Nuclear Power and Space exploration. Three parts of our species's history, that have shaped the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s as very few ... Read full review


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Aerospace engineering graduate, Gilles is based in Ottawa and Winnipeg, Canada.

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