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Speculative September – Michael Pryor – Ten Futures

This is a collection of 10 short stories, featuring the same two characters (Sam and Tara) in 10 future time zones/dystopias.  The first story ‘2100’ was very reminiscent of the Bicentennial Man movie and even Sci Fi classics like ‘The fun they had’ (Isaac Asimov) and ‘There will come soft rains’ (Ray Bradbury). Indeed, Pryor … Continue reading

Speculative September – Brian Falkner

As part of Action and Adventure August I read Brian Falkner’s Brainjack which because of its future and computers- take- over –the- world focus would also fit quite nicely into this month’s reading.  So I thought I would explore more of Falkner’s work for this month.  I had mixed success. The Tomorrow Code is widely … Continue reading

Misery March (or should that be Mutilation March) Uglies series continued

Pretties and Specials (number 2 and 3 in Uglies trilogy) There is always a danger in reading a whole series in a few days, there is not that fresh excitement or anticipation that occurs when you are waiting for a publisher/author to release the next in the series and characters/events can get somewhat predictable. The … Continue reading

Misery March – Review of Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)

Uglies Scott Westerfeld 2005, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0-689-86538-5 This book was on my reading list as it has been mentioned by many as one of the keystones of dystopian fiction.  It is the first of a trilogy set in a futuristic world where life in the city is not only sanitised, emotion free and … Continue reading

Dystopian December or is it Mad or Misery March

I know I am late for December or is it early?  But my recent fascination for this genre is what got me thinking about doing a blog….. maybe it could be Mad March (as in it is a Mad world!) or Misery March (see definition below) defines dystopia as: a society characterized by human misery, … Continue reading

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