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The future…
Sometimes a wonderful land, sometimes a dystopia. Sometimes in the past, because if the book was written in the 60s but set in the 90s then it is both set in the future and the past, or at least that’s how I sees it, and this is my blog, so that’s the way it is.

After tomorrow by

After tomorrow

In the near future the economy has collapsed. Money is pretty much useless. Matt and his family have been lucky, they can grow some food and have been sensible, trading and bartering for what they need. But now the raids have started. Those with nothing are coming after those with something, no matter how small that “something” is. The only

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Oblivion [based on book by] by , dir. by

Oblivion

Jack is a drone repair man. Before his assignment on earth his memory, and that of his communications officer, was wiped, to protect the mission. 60 years ago, or so, the alien scavengers attacked. They destroyed the moon and forced the earth to deploy nuclear weapon. But in winning the war humanity lost the earth. Now only Jack and Victoria

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Looper dir. by

Looper

Its 2044 and time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in thirty years time it will be. And then promptly criminalised, which means of course that only the criminals use it, and mainly they use it to send people they want killed back in time. In the future there is no way of disposing a body, tracking and tags and

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White horse by

Alex Adams - White Horse

It is the end of the world as Zoe knows it. A mysterious plague came along, killed almost everyone. A small few survived, but were changed, mutated. Others were immune. But civilisation is gone. It is man eat man out there now as the survivors try to stay alive. Zoe isn’t just crossing the world in some random hope of

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Countdown by

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A Newsflesh novella. In 2014 Dr Wells was on his way to curing cancer. Tests are progressing well. At the same time Dr. Kellis is working on a cure for the common cause. Who would have thought that the two genetically modified cures would ever combine and almost end the world. This novella tells the story of how the dead

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Blackout by

Blackout by Mira Grant

Book three in the Newsflesh trilogy It is 2041. Three years have gone by since the first book in this series, and a lot has happened in this series. So much so that to say anything about the plot would really to give spoilers away. Well, apart from saying that there are zombies involved. And fear-mongering, and propaganda, and conspiracies.

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The Killables by

The Killables - Gemma Malley

Evil must be identified – Book one in the Killables trilogy In the future the only place of safety is The City. Ruled over by The Great Leader, with the system, overseen by The Brother, keeping track of everyone. Keeping them safe from the Evils outside the city, and the Evil inside them. It has been discovered that evil resides

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Real Steel [based on short story] by dir. by

Real Steel

Set in the not too distant future, Real Steel is all about Robot Boxing. Human boxing just couldn’t live with the public’s demand for yet more violence, and so robots were built to destroy one another. And this high tech violence led to the end of human violence as entertainment, it just wasn’t blood thirsty enough. Despite the fact that

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Wool series, 2 – 5 by

Wool 3

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. As I mentioned in my review of Wool, the first in this series, I came across this author through a post on metafilter. He has self-published this series of books, and some others, through amazon, mainly on the kindle, and become something of a hit.

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