This time, we were asked about books we recommend that are set in the future. For those who read classic novels, often the "future" of the turn of the twentieth, nineteenth, and even eighteenth centuries would be now... I can recall reading a short story from the year 1989 entitled "School In The Year 2000", which described a scenario that sounded more like an episode of The Jetsons!
Sometimes, an author's premonition of the future can happen very close to reality. Sometimes, an author might choose to project the story into a future date, to experiment with settings, concepts, theories, and technology that just aren't available today. Sometimes these stories can serve as a caution to ambitious minds: "Here's what might happen if this is too ardently pursued!"
Check out the answers below to hear about some books we'd recommend that are set in a time period beyond our present!
Leslie Conzatti (Me!)
I am slowly reading the J.D. Robb In Death series. It is set in 2059. They are currently 50 books and I have only been able to read the first 10. I can only get to them about one per month. Recently Edelweiss sent me the last two, and each month I grab one from my library or Audible. It is a crime fiction or mystery/thriller series with a detective married to a billionaire and they are madly in love despite her troublesome past and her difficulty in believing that a man as wonderful as he could accept her and her line of work.
Another favorite set in the future would have to be Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The story takes place in a world where people constantly watch television to dull their minds, while books are burned. The main character is a fireman, Montag. A classic and a cautionary tale about thinking critically!
How about you? What books set in the future would you recommend? Share with us in the comments! See below for a full list of post topics for the month!