Quick review for a quirky little book: I read Paul Milo’s Your Flying Car Awaits: Robot Butlers, Lunar Vacations, and Other Dead-Wrong Predictions of the Twentieth Centuryfor an assignment, and it’s packed cover to cover with tidbits that continue to make me a fountain of worthless information — like why we don’t drive flying cars even though we can technically make them; how hoverboats are accepted but hoverboards are not; and why doomsday scenarios haven’t come to be (unless you are getting all your food via algae pills).

The book doesn’t come out until December, but if you have a friend who’s a science nut, put it on your holiday list. It’s spot on.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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