Michael Marien

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"Michael Marien founded and edited Future Survey, a 24-page monthly guide to futures-relevant books, reports, and articles, published by the World Future Society (Bethesda MD) in the 1979-2008 period. During its successful 30-year run, more than 21,000 abstracts were published in FS. Marien earned a Ph.D. in social science and national planning studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and has published some 100 articles in futures-relevant journals and magazines. He lectures and consults occasionally." [1]

But Future Survey covered only about a third of current affairs books that deserved notice, and in a less-than-timely fashion. And it ignored the massive shift to free web-based information. A thorough re-thinking was needed to do justice to some 1,000 books published every year on futures-relevant and policy-relevant matters. And thus Global Foresight Books was developed in late 2009 and early 2010, as an experimental website independent of WFS, providing multi-faceted access to a far broader range of important books, and offering an ongoing list of recommended and paradigm-breaking titles, available to all. [1]

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  1. Cadmus Journal Editorial Board, organizational web page, accessed April 14, 2018.