Category Future

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

“A howling singer on the radio strummed a song about how everything that dies someday comes back.” – Cloud Atlas, The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish Cloud Atlas is unlike any other piece of literature, classic or modern. The novel is broken into six stories that take place in different eras and locations, and progressĀ in […]

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Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

“It was funny. The adults taking all this so seriously, and the children playing along, playing along, believing it too until suddenly the adults went too far, tried too hard, and the children could see through their game.” – Ender’s Game Ender is one of thousands of child prodigies engineered by the government whose sole […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen skirts that short on women. The skirts reach just below the knee and the legs come out from beneath them, nearly naked in their thin stockings, blatant, the high-heeled shoes with their straps attached to the feet like delicate instruments of torture. […] They wear lipstick, red, […]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

“What it must be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button? How would I spend the hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if it were easy to come by? What do they do all day, these people in the Capitol?” – […]

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

“Because in its lapidary transcription of the deepest despair short of total annihilation we may ever know, this book announces the triumph of language over nothingness.” – Chicago Tribune This is a book you read because you are in awe of the written word, not because you want to know what happens. In case you […]