"Whatever happened to the World of Tomorrow? , the long-awaited follow-up to Mom's Cancer, tells the story of a boy's relationship with his father. Spanning the period from the 1939 World's Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975, it depicts an optimistic and ambitious era fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, middle-class pop culture, and the atom bomb...A lively trip through a half century of technological evolution, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? is also a perceptive look at the changing moods of our nation - and the enduring promise of the future." - from back cover.