I'm trying to ID a short story where the protagonist becomes unemployed in a world where once you lose your job you have no hope of getting another job and are therefor forced to accept marginal government assistance. Additional spoilerific details inside. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Feb 7, 2014 -
Looking for sci-fi writers' imaginings of gastronomy in the future, innovative cooking techniques, haute cuisine of the year 3000, that sort of thing. Descriptions can be mundane, fantastical or technojargony. Can include imaginary or extraterrestrial ingredients. Any medium is fine (film, TV, book, etc.). Adjacent genres such as fantasy would work too.
posted by duffell
on Jun 26, 2013 -
Science fiction that deals with people having the ability to download information directly to their brains? [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden
on Sep 27, 2012 -
I'm writing a series of time travel novels. Since my first one is scheduled to be published in November, I've been debating what my next one should be. One idea I have is for a young woman in San Francisco or Los Angeles to find herself 100 years in the future (in 2110 or so), but I need some help imagining a realistic future. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik
on Jun 14, 2012 -
I'm looking for good movies set in the future, especially the far future. Dystopian, post-apocalyptic or neither. Actually, especially neither, but no magic. I'm looking for interesting speculations on what happens by the year 2XXX, or 10,000, or whenever.
posted by BungaDunga
on Dec 5, 2010 -
What kinds of pranks and/or practical jokes could a time traveller pull on people from the past without changing history? [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Aug 8, 2010 -
Looking for a short sci-fi story that I read on the internet. It was about a police force who worked in the very risky highways of the future, where rocket cars zoomed around at hundreds of miles an hour. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller
on Nov 1, 2009 -
ID That Story: novel (novella? short story?) in which a man is standing in line. Pretty much the entire story is his experience while waiting in line. It's a future/dystopia story. The man is waiting in line to make a complaint. He falls in love with the girl in front of him, though she's not allowed to turn and look at him. It's a parable about overpopulation. It was probably written in the 60s or 70s. That's all I remember.
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 20, 2008 -
Is there a website that lists failed science fiction predictions, and successful ones? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Apr 13, 2006 -
My niece just called and asked about a book. Her description didn't strike any chords, so I thought I'd try the denizens of AskMe.
The theme is a future where noone has a name, only a number. Noone thinks in terms of individuality, and terms like "I" and "me" are not used. The protagonist of the book meets someone who is not bound by those strictures and learns to think like an individual. The last line of the book is something along the lines of "I am" or "I am (somename)".
Ring a bell with anyone?
posted by joaquim
on Jan 9, 2004 -