dystopia, dystopian, near-future, review, Ruth Nestvold, short story collection, The Future Imperfect
The Future, Imperfect
by Ruth Nestvold
The Future, Imperfect is a collection of near future, dystopian short stories by Ruth Nestvold. Environmental changes — slow in some regions, catastrophic in others — have had a major effect on our world, not for the better. While water wars and pandemics have devastated the Mediterrean region, and a major earthquake and the resulting destruction of nuclear power plants and sensitive research facilities have made much of California a wasteland, corporate-sponsored enclaves defend themselves from the have-nots. What can any one individual do to make a difference is such a world? These are the stories both of those who tried and those who failed.
The Future, Imperfect is a superb collection of short stories. Even if you don’t own a Kindle I would recommend buying this to read on your computer (Kindle for PC is free). I bought this from Amazon during a free promotion. What convinced me to give it a chance? The collection is described as near-future dystopian and its author, Ruth Nestvold, is Hugo Nominated. The free promotion is over but The Future, Imperfect is only $2.99.
Each story takes place in the same future world, one ravaged my environmental problems, advances in technology (that are not necessarily for the best), and a massive gap between the privileged and under-privileged. Corporations control everything. If you aren’t with them, you’re against them.
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Sounds great Amanda … I spend enough time at the computer at work that I don’t really want to add to it, but it is wonderful that you follow e-books, kindle, what have you. I like hearing what is going on in the larger world of the book. And I will quote you, if I ever get the opportunity, because I like trust your taste, etc. Thanks Pal. 😀
Amanda Makepeace said:
You’re welcome! It really was a great collection. I wish Nestvold had more in this same vain.
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