>It was, as far as I'm concerned, very up-to-date for something that
>was already twenty years old. For a genre that's supposed to be about
>the future, it's often struck me as ironic that SF very quickly seems
>outdated in both topic and language.
Sort of unrelated, but I'm reading A Scanner Darkly, which was written
in the 70s but supposed to take place in 1994, and the main character
notes that regular gas costs $1.04. Oh no, over a dollar? If only.