Happy Tuesday! This week’s top 5 Tuesday topic may have me stumped, but we’ll see what I can come up with.
This week’s topic is “book set in the future” which immediately makes me think of science fiction, which I don’t read very often. Nevertheless, off I go to try and think of five books I’ve read that are set in the “not yet” times.
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
I read this as part of a fantasy and science fiction book club I joined with my friend back in my Cincinnati days. It’s science fiction, set in the future, and I’m fairly confident I never finished it. The premise is that there’s a war on, and we have the technology to make old people young again—but only if they agree to fight in the war. Naturally, this feels like a fair trade off to some people. Apparently this is the first book in a series.
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle
One presumes most dystopian, end of the world fiction takes place in the future (or an alternate reality). I can’t recall if a specific year is mentioned, but this book feels very “if America keeps up the capitalism, here we will be.” I loved this one.
That’s all I’ve got. I scrolled so far back into my Goodreads that I found the time when I first joined and tried to add a bunch of the books I read when I was younger so it would be an accurate portrayal of my reading life. It turns out, I just don’t read too many books that are explicitly set in the future.
Can you think of any, book friends?