The original edition of Minds, Machines, & Evolution, published by Bantam Books in June, 1988,
produced some enthusiastic responses, and readers were still tracking me down to ask how they could
obtain a copy long after it had gone out of print. So, when, early in 1996, Jim Baen decided to put
together a second, similar collection, Rockets, Redheads, & Revolution, we thought it would be a good
idea to reissue the first also as a companion volume.