Over the dystopia already
January 29, 2012 4:09 AM Subscribe
Where are all the books about the future that are NOT dystopian? I'm not looking for utopian books, but just something that's not so depressing.
posted by Zaire to society & culture (31 answers total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
I've just finished reading A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan and was really p'd off by (spoiler alert) the last chapter where she has the arrogance to present the future (10-15 years from now) as a time when people won't even appreciate live, unplugged music *bangs head*
I'm not going to say that we're not already experiencing a somewhat Orwellian existence, but I'm so tired of books where the only possible future for the human race is one of complete governmental mind control, robots have taken over, humans are completely disconnected from humanity and only relate through technology and the planet is a complete wasteland.
Has anyone actually written a book where humans have risen to the challenges of our day and actually presents a positive future for the human race and the planet? I want to read something that reflects my hope for humankind, not just the same old "lessons" over and over.