Science Fiction

Science Fiction

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Definition of the "Science Fiction Genre": The focus of this subgenre of fiction is science and technology, especially as they will possibly exist in a future time.  Some of the typical aspects of a Science Fiction ebook are time travel, future worlds with technology that may not even be contemplated at this point, aliens and other life forms, and travelling in space.  What separates the Science Fiction subgenre from the Fantasy subgenre of fiction is that the imagined or invented elements of a Science Fiction novel typically have more of a probability of existing.  They are based upon scientific principles, not principles of magic.

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Science Fiction genre are Frank Herbert (Dune), Isaac Asimov (Foundation), Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) and George Orwell (1984).  

Of Cinder and Bone

by Kyoko M


OF CINDER AND BONE is Ron Howard's Ransom meets Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park!


After centuries of being the most dangerous predators on the planet, dragons were hunted to extinction. That is, until Dr. Rhett “Jack” Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali cracked the code to bring them back. Through their research at MIT, they resurrected the first dragon anyone has seen alive since the 15th century.

There’s just one problem.

Someone stole it.

Caught between two ruthless yakuza clans who want to clone the dragon, Jack and Kamala brave the dangerous streets of Tokyo to steal their dragon back in a race against time before the world is taken over by mutated, bloodthirsty monsters that will raze it to ashes.

Of Cinder and Bone is an all-new sci-fi thriller from the author of the Amazon bestselling Black Parade novels. Don’t miss out on this explosive first-in-series! Fans of Westworld, I Robot, Pacific Rim, and Reign of Fire will fall in love with this mashup novel that opens up a whole new world of possibilities into what we know and love about dragons. Of Cinder and Bone was selected for the Top 30 books in Hugh Howey's 2021 Self-Published Science Fiction Contest.

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The Slime Mold Murder: An ecological thriller set in the dark woods of the Pacific Northwest

by Ellen King Rice


Kirkus Reviews says, “Characterization is Rice’s strength; she’s packed this volume with memorable characters, including a sexy sculptress, an elusive nature photographer, and a prickly visiting professor. As with her earlier works set in the Pacific Northwest, she effectively shines a spotlight on nature, in this case, slime molds. Helping to bring these little-known organisms to life are the striking illustrations by Sheffels. . . A whimsical whodunit both educational and entertaining.”

A Winner of the 2020 IPPY Gold Medal for best regional fiction, Ellen King Rice is back with a fourth biological adventure set in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, this time exploring the fascinating world of the Myxogastria slime molds.

At nineteen, Dylan’s brilliant mind is an asset as he struggles with severe ADHD and deteriorating living conditions. He’s one semester away from completing his college degree in ecology, but he’s out of cash, out of soap, and about to be evicted.

A post-pandemic opportunity to survey a rural property sounds like a lifeline. The owner of a creepy faux-chateau is ready to pay a handsome wage for a list of species found on the property. Dylan can’t believe his good luck. He’s about to be paid to wander in the woods. How hard can it be to make a plant list?

Dylan’s contract is threatened when a body is found in the woods. Dylan seeks the reason for the death, but his lightning-fast mind is constantly undermined by his poor executive functioning. He can discourse eloquently on the significance of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, but he can’t find his wallet. He longs to adopt an orphaned West Highland terrier, but he’s not sure he’d remember to feed a dog. He certainly can’t afford a bag of dog kibble, much less the repairs needed on his vintage Honda.

How can Dylan’s intuitive grasp of ecology and the complex life cycles of the Myxogastria help to expose a killer? And how does he protect his friends and a small, confused dog from those who eagerly embrace violence?

Ellen King Rice is a wildlife biologist who explores the woods while wearing leg braces. Her slow pace has provided opportunities to learn about the Northwest’s small and cryptic species. Her vivid adventures shine a spotlight on the richness found on the forest floor, augmented by crisp illustrations from Olympia artist, Duncan Sheffels. This award-winning pair have been charming woodland lovers since 2016.

 

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First Strike: Rebellion Begins – Military Sci Fi and Space Opera Thriller (Galactic Rebels Book 1)

by J. T. Skye


He just wants to run space cargo. Alien warlords want him dead - with a billion credit price on his head. Now, everyone with a gun and a spaceship wants to cash in.

But, humans are not easy to kill, especially a battle hardened Marine warrior from Earth.

He is angry, frustrated and uncertain about where his life is going, but knows one thing - he absolutely hates the arrogance of the wealthy elite who paid the billion credit bounty.

And, he’ll make them pay with their precious, jewelry studded lives if it is the last thing he does.

They thought it should be easy. After all, he is just a human.

They didn’t send enough ships… not nearly enough ships.

An addictive, heart-stopping, time bending military science fiction and space opera thriller you just can’t put down, so, warn your family and friends you’ll be away in an alternate universe for the duration. . .

Grab your copy right now, put on your battle armor and web into your ship-couch as you join Captain Derek Hamilton and his warrior crew on the ride of a lifetime, culminating in the exciting conclusion for Book 1 and the perfect next step for this exciting series - Galactic Rebels.

 

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Into The Realms: The Realms Series Book 1

by Papa Sanchez


A thousand-year peace is about to be shattered…


When Kailo awakens in the Realms, he remembers nothing of his former life. With the help of a shopkeeper wizard and some new friends, he soon learns the King has chosen him to save and defend the Realms which are in grave danger. To carry out his objective he has been given the ability to use all the known magic in the Realms. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t know how to use any of it!

Thus starts his grand fantasy quest traveling from realm to realm to learn powerful magic. Each realm has its own special dangers and along the way he and his friends will face off against deadly creatures and dark mages.

Armed with his trusty staff and his increasing knowledge of magic, not even dragons will keep Kailo from trudging onward. But there are threats worse than dragons in the Realms and time is running out to save it. Completely outmatched and knowing little of this new and intriguing world, can he save the Realms before chaos consumes them completely?


Get ready for the most captivating young adult fantasy novel of the year. Featuring a male main character and plenty of adventure, minor romance, and sword and sorcery, delve into this epic series today!

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Apocalypse Earth: The Aliens Arrive

by J. T. Skye


Alien apocalyptic fiction, a hard fought survival journey with an unexpected romance. But keep the tissues handy… you’ll need them at the end.

The alien apocalypse crashed his world to take human slaves. He was middle-aged, overweight and alone. The aliens didn’t care, they came to harvest the human slaves for market. Any humans they couldn’t sell, they fed to their animals. And, people were being harvested by the millions.

His hard apocalyptic survival journey started a tough march to safety and ended with a journey to test his soul.

William Theodore Benson worked his way West toward a safe-zone and fought through incredibly hard lessons and attackers bent on killing him at every turn... until the final battle that will leave you stunned with surprise… and fulfillment.

Grab your copy of Apocalypse Earth now to join WTB on his tough physical and soul searching journey. Live with him through the riveting, unexpected and heart wrenching ending that brings the whole story… full circle. This apocalyptic fiction and survival romance has something for everyone.

 

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Black Water Sister

by Zen Cho


A finalist for the 2022 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
One of BookPage's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2021

One of Tor.com Reviewers' Choice Best Books of 2021
One of Book Riot's Best SFF Standalones of 2021

“Ghosts. Gods. Gangsters. Black Water Sister has it all…a wildly entertaining coming-of-age story for the twentysomething set, with a protagonist who is almost painfully relatable at times.”—Vulture

"A twisty, feminist, and enthralling page-turner."—BuzzFeed

"A sharp and bittersweet story of past and future, ghosts and gods and family."—Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselling author of A Deadly Education

A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.

  When Jessamyn Teoh starts hearing a voice in her head, she chalks it up to stress. Closeted, broke and jobless, she’s moving back to Malaysia with her parents – a country she last saw when she was a toddler.

She soon learns the new voice isn’t even hers, it’s the ghost of her estranged grandmother. In life, Ah Ma was a spirit medium, avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she’s determined to settle a score against a business magnate who has offended the god—and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it, whether Jess wants to or not.

Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business, but dealing with her grandmother is just as complicated. Especially when Ah Ma tries to spy on her personal life, threatens to spill her secrets to her family and uses her body to commit felonies.  As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she’ll also need to regain control of her body and destiny – or the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good.

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Rise of the New Crown: The Kingdoms' Oath, Book 1

by Shevy Castle


A broken pact. A disgraced kingdom.
War on the horizon.


Peace and prosperity once united the kingdoms of Pflanzatar, Amenschen, and Gemwaith. However, after centuries of Gemwaith’s perpetual betrayal, Pflanzatar and Amenschen shunned the third kingdom. A new threat rises as a result, placing three individuals in a precarious position.

Prince Andrew of Pflanzatar is arranged to marry Lady Debra of Amenschen in order to strengthen their kingdoms’ bonds. However, they both harbor the same secret: neither wants to go forth with the marriage. The Prince is in love with another woman and the Lady has no interest in royal politics. Meanwhile in Gemwaith, the hunter Casper is forced to wield the sword of an army he vehemently opposes. He wants only to return to his family but with war coming, fate has other plans.

As tensions between all three kingdoms escalate to even greater heights, the actions of these three people can either help turn the tide for better or for the worst. They are faced with the impossible choice: do they prioritize their respective kingdoms or put their own ambitions and families first? Is peace still attainable for the three kingdoms or will the lands be steeped in destruction and demise?

Read now to discover an enthralling high fantasy featuring multiple interlapping storylines in a huge fully fleshed out world. This vast young adult novel balances plenty of action/adventure with political intrigue, pitting virtuous characters in perilous settings, along with romance and enchantment.

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Cage of Souls: Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2020

by Adrian Tchaikovsky


Humanity clings to life on a dying Earth in an epic, far-future science fiction novel from an award-winning author.

The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity.

Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new is Stefan Advani: rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts; that transported him east down the river and imprisoned him in the verdant hell of the jungle's darkest heart; that led him deep into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will meet with monsters, madman, mutants.

The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?

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High Alert (Empire Protocol Book 2)

by Ell Leigh Clarke


They thought he was dead, but he was only getting started.


With the Zero Point Energy device still under enemy control, Jack is forced to put recent betrayals aside to save humanity.

In an uncomfortable alliance, the team heads out to the Gaia settlement, tracking the device that could end the world. Complications abound, bringing waves of violence and death to the settlement.

All hope is lost and the fate of the system is left on the shoulders of one man. Armageddon has arrived, and it must be stopped.

If you liked 
FireflyThe Ascension MythDeadlands DrifterThe Expanse, or Farscape, you will love this sci-fi adventure from USA Today Bestseller, Ell Leigh Clarke.

Please note: a version of this novel was previously published under Ell’s pen name “Oscar Andrews” and was titled: 
Empire Rising: Liberty Quest. It has undergone some rewrites.

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Deception: A Dystopian Teen Thriller

by Galen Micheal


“Ingenious plot, intense action”—New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant


The poison will kill his sister…
…unless James finds help.
But who can he trust?


Fifty years in the future, the ultra-rich live in luxury in heavily-protected cities. The rest of humanity eke out a living in a landscape destroyed by greed…
When five-year-old Rose is poisoned, the community of Sector 19 is resigned to her fate. The antidote lies in the city, beyond the reach of ordinary folk. Only her 17-year-old brother, James, refuses to give up hope.
When his bold plan to beat the border patrols fails, a mysterious woman offers to help. But he senses Amora is hiding something.
Can he trust her?
Will her plan succeed?
With his sister’s life in the balance, James has no choice but to find out.


Perfect for fans of Divergent or the Hunger Games, Deception is packed with action and brimming with suspense.

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RE-ROLL: An Epic Litrpg Fantasy (New Realm Online Book 1)

by Robyn Wideman


A game so real it hurts.


Ryan Rosa has had a run of bad luck, but when he receives a VIP package for the newest and hottest game to come out in years his luck takes a turn for the better. But his good luck ends when he's stabbed in the back by a guild of players who betray him for a unique weapon he possesses. Ryan contemplates doing the one thing every player hates doing, re-rolling his unique character and starting over. But even starting over won't save Ryan in New Realm Online. He'll have to work smarter to avoid using his last re-roll.

This book contains the classic LITRPG elements of leveling, dungeons, terrifying killer bunnies, crafting, and community building.

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Station Eleven: A novel

by Emily St. John Mandel


NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
• NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FINALIST • Set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse—the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. • Now an original series on HBO Max. • Over one million copies sold!

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of 
King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.

Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.


Look for Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling new novel, Sea of Tranquility!

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Spaced (Empire Protocol Book 1)

by Ell Leigh Clarke


War is looming and Captain Jack Klingerman answers the call.


Teamed up with Ally, a human consciousness in a concierge bot-body, he heads out to New Atlantia in the Federation's boondocks where he finds two sides ready to blow each other off the face of the planet.

Standing in the way of a peaceful resolution is a little matter of a kidnapped scientist and a stolen zero-point energy generator: a piece of tech which, in the wrong hands, is capable of ripping a hole in the universe.

Jack's only chance at saving the entire space-time continuum as we know it is to unravel a sinister plot, track the kidnappers, and take down an endless stream of covert delta forces and black ops teams as he planet-hops in pursuit of the device.

All of which is making it harder to maintain a cease-fire back at New Atlantia.

He's going to have to pull out the stops to save the peace, the Federation, and a healthy chunk of the universe.

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Ether War: The Complete Series (John Walker Box Sets)

by John Walker


A Resource as Precious as Life


Ether. It revolutionized human technology. Made faster than light travel possible. With this new form of energy, people expanded beyond Earth to distant stars in other galaxies across the cosmos. After years of conflicts, a rebellion, and countless skirmishes, the Human Confederacy is a thriving government, a beacon of civilization.

Until an ether facility is destroyed out of the blue with no one taking credit for the destruction. Enter the Morrigan, a state of the art ship with a brilliant but inexperienced crew. Their captain Noah Markel is no stranger to battle and he believes this may not be as simple as an act of terrorism but rather an incursion. Their first contact with an alien race. One bent on crippling human space travel in preparation for something far worse than a border dispute.

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Maverick Gambit (Maverick Space Adventures Book 1)

by Marjorie King


Knox defends his own.

Space is a deadly business, a truth Knox has experienced first hand. That's why he's so protective of his ship and family. So when pirates plunder an impoverished town--a town that's earned Knox's guarded friendship--he's going to do something about it.

Knox knows the pillagers will be back for more, so his town needs protection from any and all pirates, for years to come. Only one way to do that. His friends need shields to keep their town and children safe, and Knox will get those shields. Even if he has to steal them.

Knox devises a carefully crafted plan and hires the perfect crew. He’ll “borrow” from Caravan Suppliers—the Goliath of space shipping—a company that can afford to lose an expensive shield generator. No one will know he was there. Unfortunately, no plan survives contact with the enemy.

Caravan Suppliers has a dirty slave habit, and they’ll kill to keep it secret. When Knox stumbles onto it, he endangers his crew and his family. Will this mission cost Knox more than he’s willing to pay?

From debut author Marjorie King, Maverick Gambit is the first book in the Maverick Universe. With a layered galaxy full of rich characters, twists, and space battles, it’s perfect for fans of Timothy Zahn and Isaac Asimov. Scroll up and get your copy today!

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Myth Agent

by L.A. MacFadden


It's 1945, soon after VJ Day. Odessa Shatto, an antiques dealer, is pierced in the side by a prehistoric bone. The next morning she awakens, horrified to see a hideous green slime creeping over her, hardening into a cocoon that quickly entombs her in darkness and leaves her fearing for her life. Each time it happens, she remembers feeling a sense of being thrown hard, as though from the hand of a giant. And the last time, she remembers her trajectory crossing with that of her fiancé, a soldier who has been injured in the Pacific in World War Two. They may think of their paths crossing as a gift, but in reality it will produce agonizing results.


Ruttledge Rosenbaugh, a professor of science devoted to his students at Hensley University, has spent years learning from his mentor, whose mantra was that time travelers are constantly around and unnoticed. But nothing Ruttledge has ever heard or read on time travel prepares him for what he witnesses in his secret laboratory in 1910. After recuperating from the ordeal, he spends years trying to prove the existence of time travel, while a jealous rogue from his past lies in wait, hoping to debunk any time travel theory the professor develops--no matter the cost.

Myth Agent is a time travel tale, woven of the fantastic, and interspersed with traces of historical fiction.

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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

by Neil Gaiman


First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

A storm is coming . . .

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.

Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.

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Violent Graduation: Jack Foster Space Opera Series

by John Hindmarsh


Violent Graduation is the first book in a brand new series. It has a serial format - there are cliff hangers!


It’s easy to ignore dangerous issues while you’re studying at the Royal Space Navy’s academy, until a sniper attempts to assassinate you.


The scar across the side of Jack’s head is the visible price. The risk to his friends at the academy is the hidden price. His challenge is how to balance the risks.

The final stage of his training is a shakedown cruise on an old minesweeper, barely able to achieve FTL entry and exit.
Midway through their cruise, the minesweeper collides with an ancient alien wreck, ripping the sides off the starship. Jack’s team of bots help seal the combined wreck to prevent air loss. Ghost, a nanolife form from the alien wreck, provides assistance.

Jack and his girlfriend, Sofia, are the only survivors, and air, food, and supplies are critical.

The countdown of days to survive is ticking.

No wonder the Royal Family are angry.

And there’s still a price on Jack’s head.


An epic space opera story from an established and best selling Amazon writer.

Note: 
Like a number of SF writers, I invent words to represent aspects of the future - e.g., ecar = electrical car. Likewise spokesbot - well, spokesperson wouldn't suit for a bot, would it? I also purposefully mis-spell words to indicate a dialect or uneducated speech pattern - orright? Enjoy!

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Scorpion’s Fury: Mechanized Warfare on a Galactic Scale (Metal Legion Book 1)

by Craig Martelle


Who kicks off the battle? Cannon fodder. Soften up the enemy. The Metal Legion. Old mechs crewed by former prisoners with nowhere else to go. They bear the brunt of the pain.

But they don't want to die. Never fight fair when fighting for your life. This is the motto of the Metal Legion. They fight to win.

The mechs stand tall, or crawl, or run, or scamper. A dozen different designs, held together by rough welds and sheer willpower. But the soldiers within, like Xi Bao who refuses to give up.

Taking her armor underground, she finds the enemy, in numbers far greater than she was told. Knee deep in the war, her crew gives their old mech new vigor for one last chance at glory.

Victory or death! Fight to survive.

Metal Legion - climb the ramp and come along for the ride. Fire the mains and enjoy the company of the crew as they live for each other, as they fight for all humanity. Join the Metal Legion today.

 
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Email from the Future: Notes from 2084

by Michael Rogers


What would the world look like if we did everything right for the next 50 years?

“A compelling series of speculations about what the next century will be like…Not only readable, but deeply thought-provoking.”

Kirkus Reviews

It’s 2084, and Aldus, an elderly robot repairman, is writing the history of the 21st century for his grandson, Luca. Born in 2010, Aldus lived through it all—the War on the Warming, the repair of the planet, the rise of true artificial intelligence, automation everywhere and much more. “I was but a foot soldier,” Aldus tells his grandson, “but there is value in that perspective.”

Aldus also fears his time is short. Unlucky members of his generation sometimes experience long-delayed side effects from childhood infection with COVID. Aldus could be among them, and so his writing may have a literal deadline.

Heartfelt, hopeful, and often humorous—a utopian novel in the truest sense—Email From the Future blends fact and fiction to spin a detailed picture of the future. From climate change, education, space travel, and religion to sex, food, crime, politics and even gaming, acclaimed futurist Michael Rogers describes the world of 2084. And more importantly, how we can survive long enough to actually get there.

 

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