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A Brief History of the Recent Future - A Dystopian Fantasy By David Manning
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David Manning wrote A Brief History of the Recent Future in the mid 1970s with the idea of satirizing the present by forecasting the most bizarre imaginable future. The result was a "verbally... More > animated cartoon" tracing the evolution of an apocalyptic conflict between proponents of ganic garbage vs those advocating ficial garbage as civilization's final energy resource. Along the way, the tale introduces such absurdities as a credit-system economy; the Bronx Sanitation Air Force; a 3,000-acre rubber-raft island named Carabia; a news toaster that burns headlines onto breakfast bread; and people metabolically transformed by Mango Tango, the core building block of the artificial ecosystem. Resurrected from the past, the book remains, after 35-plus years, a satiric fantasy, now looking back at the odd events nobody knows transpired but brought us to our increasingly dystopian state. Once the harbinger of a future too ridiculous to contemplate, the original bizarre predictions resonate more every day.< Less
The Ten Eyck Stories By Markus Nystrom
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The Ten Eyck Stories describe the sordid trajectory of a litter of abandoned kittens as they pass from hand to hand in defiance of New York's brutal privatized animal control bureaucracy, the Animal... More > Control Unit. The six intersecting narratives join into a bleak tapestry where life huddles in the margins of the burgeoning ACU empire—these aren't your granddaddy's dogcatchers. The book features a cast of heroes, villains, mooks, goons, thugs, sluts, squatters, entrepreneurs, harridans, degenerates, wastrels, hustlers big and small, not to mention snitches, toadies, hacks, drunks, cokeheads, Mayflower descendants, feral dogs and more than a few fish.< Less
The Ten Eyck Stories By Markus Nystrom
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The Ten Eyck Stories describe the sordid trajectory of a litter of abandoned kittens as they pass from hand to hand in defiance of New York's brutal privatized animal control bureaucracy, the Animal... More > Control Unit. The six intersecting narratives join into a bleak tapestry where life huddles in the margins of the burgeoning ACU empire—these aren't your granddaddy's dogcatchers. The book features a cast of heroes, villains, mooks, goons, thugs, sluts, squatters, entrepreneurs, harridans, degenerates, wastrels, hustlers big and small, not to mention snitches, toadies, hacks, drunks, cokeheads, Mayflower descendants, feral dogs and more than a few fish.< Less
A Brief History of the Recent Future By David Manning
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David Manning wrote A Brief History of the Recent Future in the mid 1970s with the idea of satirizing the present by forecasting the most bizarre imaginable future. The result was a "verbally... More > animated cartoon" tracing the evolution of an apocalyptic conflict between proponents of ganic garbage vs those advocating ficial garbage as civilization's final energy resource. Along the way, the tale introduces such absurdities as a credit-system economy; the Bronx Sanitation Air Force; a 3,000-acre rubber-raft island named Carabia; a news toaster that burns headlines onto breakfast bread; and people metabolically transformed by Mango Tango, the core building block of the artificial ecosystem. Resurrected from the past, the book remains, after 35-plus years, a satiric fantasy, now looking back at the odd events nobody knows transpired but brought us to our increasingly dystopian state. Once the harbinger of a future too ridiculous to contemplate, the original bizarre predictions resonate more every day.< Less
A Brief History of the Recent Future (Galley Edition) By David Manning
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(lower priced Galley Edition). A Brief History of the Recent Future was written in the mid 1970s with the idea of satirizing the present by forecasting the most bizarre imaginable future. The result... More > was a "verbally animated cartoon tracing the evolution of an apocalyptic conflict between proponents of ganic garbage vs ficial garbage as civilization's final energy resource. Along the way, the tale introduces such absurdities as a credit-system economy; the Bronx Sanitation Air Force; a 3,000-acre rubber-raft island named Carabia; a news toaster that burns headlines onto breakfast bread; and people metabolically transformed by Mango Tango, the core building block of the artificial ecosystem. Resurrected from the past, the book remains, after 35-plus years, a satiric fantasy, now looking back at the odd events nobody knows transpired but brought us to our increasingly dystopian state. Once the harbinger of a future too ridiculous to contemplate, the original bizarre predictions resonate more every day.< Less
Of The By The For The By Sampson Applebee
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A dialectical satire loosely based on global socio-political events; capturing salient snapshots of different personalities and nationalities to provide another dystopian perspective in the tradition... More > of Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's 1984. Download for free at www.sampsonapplebee.com< Less
Anthem By Ayn Rand
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Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and... More > socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "I" or "Ego" is punishable by death). The main character Equality 7-2521, writing in a tunnel under the earth, later revealed to be an ancient subway tunnel, explains his background, the society around him, and his emigration. His exclusive use of plural pronouns ("we", "our", "they") to refer to himself and others tells a tale of complete socialization and governmental control. The idea of the World Council was to eliminate all individualist ideas. He is eager to think and question, and unwilling to give up himself for others, which violates the principles upon which Anthem's society is founded.< Less
The Iron Heel By Jack London
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The Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London. Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian", it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the... More > United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 1970s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes. The novel is based on the (fictional) "Everhard Manuscript" written by Avis Everhard which she hid and which was subsequently found centuries later. In addition, this novel has an introduction and series of (often lengthy) footnotes written from the perspective of scholar Anthony Meredith. Meredith writes from around 2600 AD or 419 B.O.M. (the Brotherhood of Man).< Less
The Iron Heel By Jack London
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Generally considered to be "the earliest of the modern Dystopian," the Iron Heel chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. It is arguably the novel in which Jack... More > London's socialist views are most explicitly on display. A forerunner of soft science fiction novels and stories of the 1960s and 1970s, the book stresses future changes in society and politics while paying much less attention to technological changes.< Less
The Scarlet Plague By Jack London
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Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It’s 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the... More > planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons. Through his narrative, we learn how the plague spread throughout the world and of the struggles of the handful of survivors it left in its wake.< Less