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Title: Where Futures End
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads):
One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.
Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors’ colony.
Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.”
Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard.
And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.
Five people, divided by time, will determine the fate of us all. These are stories of a world bent on destroying itself, and of the alternate world that might be its savior–unless it’s too late.
Prepare to have your mind blown with the incredible stories in Parker Peevyhouse’s Where Futures End! This fascinating and unique book contains short stories that are all connected and all set in different years in the future. The variety of settings and plots will make a science fiction fan out of anyone.
Where Futures End consists of a whole bunch of short stories that are all connected. What is really interesting is the fact that at first, the stories all seem very different. This book is actually really difficult to explain, since there are many complex concepts, but trust me, it is incredible! Once you discover what links all the characters, the shock of what is happening will have your head spinning!
Also, the variety of settings in the novel adds to its amazing effect. Each short story in Where Futures End takes place in a different point in the future. The book begins in the near future, a year from now, and progresses to a hundred years in the future. It is really enjoyable reading about Parker Peevyhouse’s interpretation of what technology might be like in a few years. It actually makes one think about what the future holds for us.
The Sci-fi genre is one that has its die-hard followers and Where Futures End will absolutely speak to this cult, but the appeal of Peevyhouse’s writing speaks to everyone. The variation in the stories really makes this the perfect book for anyone. There are concepts ranging from social media that streams your every move and pays you for it to real life video games. These tales are all interconnected and fit together so amazingly, making this book the ultimate for sci-fi fans.
Where Futures End is an intriguing book of short stories that are all connected. Each story is set in a different year in the future, which makes this a very thought-provoking read. If you are a sci-fi lover, this is a must-read!