Everything Belongs to the Future

Author(s): Laurie Penny

Fiction

Time is a weapon wielded by the rich, who have excess of it, against the rest, who must trade every breath of it against the promise of another day's food and shelter. What kind of world have we made, where human beings can live centuries if only they can afford the fix? What kind of creatures have we become? The same as we always were, but keener.

In the ancient heart of Oxford University, the ultra-rich celebrate their vastly extended lifespans. But a few surprises are in store for them. From Nina and Alex, Margo and Fidget, scruffy anarchists sharing living space with an ever-shifting cast of crusty punks and lost kids. And also from the scientist who invented the longevity treatment in the first place.

Everything Belongs to the Future is a bloody-minded tale of time, betrayal, desperation, and hope that could only have been told by the inimitable Laurie Penny.

"The scariest, most enduring dystopias walk a fine line between parable and prediction. Penny erases that line. In this made-up story, the rich speciate from the poor; in our real world, working class lifespans are declining as the one percent live ever longer lives at ever-greater removes from the rest of us. This is no mere literary device. This is a pitiless allegory, calculated to enrage and terrify its readers." -- Cory Doctorow

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"The scariest, most enduring dystopias walk a fine line between parable and prediction. Penny erases that line. In this made-up story, the rich speciate from the poor; in our real world, working class lifespans are declining as the one percent live ever longer lives at ever-greater removes from the rest of us. This is no mere literary device. This is a pitiless allegory, calculated to enrage and terrify its readers." Cory Doctorow

"Original and unflinching in its realistic portrayal of a utopia gone wrong, Everything Belongs to the Future is science fiction at its thought provoking finest." Geek Syndicate

"I very much loved [this book]. 8/10" Kirkus Reviews

"A skilfully told story doing what SF does best examining the social consequences of scientific discoveries." SFX Magazine

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Laurie Penny is a contributing editor and columnist for the New Statesman and a frequent writer on social justice, pop culture, gender issues, and digital politics for the Guardian, the New Inquiry, Salon, the Nation, Vice, the New York Times, and many other publications. Her blog Penny Red was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2010. In 2012, Britain s Tatler magazine described her as one of the top 100 people who matter. Her nonfiction book Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies, and Revolution was published by Bloomsbury (2014)."

General Fields

  • : 9780765388285
  • : St. Martins Press-3pl
  • : St. Martins Press-3pl
  • : October 2016
  • : 201mm X 124mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laurie Penny
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : black & white illustrations