The Future Perfect

 

The story of the world to come.

 

THE FUTURE PERFECT
A super-imaginative, fantastic, funny, provocative look at the future.
What reviewers are saying
The Future Perfect is a wild ride into the future, unknown like anything I have ever envisioned. Mustard’s imagination is remarkable, knowing no boundaries and yet holding this reader within his genius virtual reality. The characters are likable, funny, determined and yet quirky… Romance, suspense, competitive science and excellent writing, The Future Perfect is genius! I totally enjoyed it! – Minding Spot
“Science fiction isn’t fiction. It potential reality in search of a good scientist.”
“Idiots are underrated. They always end up in charge of geniuses.”
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This book is so well written. It has wit, it’s smart, cynical, human, scary, and plain old laugh aloud funny. Any fan of Vonnegut will probably be like my husband and I. Torn between being unwilling to put it down and want to delay the last page. If you are reading this review and deciding to pick this little gem up…. how I envy you! I wish I were beginning it again for the first time.
Book A. Holicon

Amazon Review

In a future where fantasy trumps reality, anything is possible and almost nothing is real. If you like your sci-fi quirky and off the wall, you can’t go wrong with this one. You’ll never guess what’s coming next. As I drew near the end, I found myself eager to see how it all turns out, but dreading the end of the adventure. And that ending? Near perfect. A laugh out loud parge-turner.
LRockyB

Amazon Review

WOW! If this is the future it should be awesome and terrifying at the same time. The author understands human nature well enough to know that “we” aren’t going to change much no matter how many generations go by. All  the foibles, quirks, virtues and vices of human character are still with us…let’s just say it’s HUMANS 2.0. Jurassic Park + K-pax + Futurama = The Future Perfect.

The plot is a little convoluted, but fun. You’ll not always be able to figure out/know the next plot twist. There are things that you’ll think “Man, I’d love to see/try that.”…or…”Man, I cannot believe we would do that. Didn’t we learn our lesson the first time around.” Even though there are characters you’ll hope will get knocked off, you can’t get away from them because they will go “NOPHY” (non-physical).

For a good time visit the Future (Perfect).
Bluesgirlon

Amazon Review

…very comical…great writing…I enjoyed every page…I give it five stars and recommend it to anyone looking for a whimsical take on the future of man.

Sift Book Reviews

I hate that this book remains so unknown to most. Unfortunately it suffers from terrible marketing, as I’ve found it with several titles at this point. Yes, the title certainly demands that people see it but, as far as the very realistic, honest, funny, sad, beautiful, and ugly world that this book takes place in, the title makes perfect sense. There are so many themes in this book its hard for me to really pick which one its primarily about, which is a problem one wants to have in good science fiction I think, but if I had to guess I think it could be best summed up as; The mass hysteria that technological advancement can create within a hyperconsumerism based world that has tackled mortality but you know….funny. Does any of that trigger your itch you’ve had for a good science fiction/utopian novel? Buy this book. It’s the same price as a double cheeseburger, man. My only gripe is Who the hell is Kirk Mustard? Is it a pen name? I refuse to believe that a book of this magnitude was wrote by someone who only coauthored one other book. This isn’t rhetorical by the way, if you can direct me to who this person is, please do so.
Rusty Shacklefurd

Amazon Review

This is, one of the best sci-fi book I have ever read. It has a great plot, actually, it has an amazing plot. I especially love the ending, you can’t predict the end at all. I give this book 5 stars.
Mom2Four

Amazon Review

I hate that this book remains so unknown to most. Unfortunately it suffers from terrible marketing, as I’ve found it with several titles at this point. Yes, the title certainly demands that people see it but, as far as the very realistic, honest, funny, sad, beautiful, and ugly world that this book takes place in, the title makes perfect sense. There are so many themes in this book its hard for me to really pick which one its primarily about, which is a problem one wants to have in good science fiction I think, but if I had to guess I think it could be best summed up as; The mass hysteria that technological advancement can create within a hyperconsumerism based world that has tackled mortality but you know….funny. Does any of that trigger your itch you’ve had for a good science fiction/utopian novel? Buy this book. It’s the same price as a double cheeseburger, man. My only gripe is Who the hell is Kirk Mustard? Is it a pen name? I refuse to believe that a book of this magnitude was wrote by someone who only coauthored one other book. This isn’t rhetorical by the way, if you can direct me to who this person is, please do so.
Rusty Shacklefurd

Amazon Review

As a big fan of A. Huxley’s Brave New World, I thought I’d give this book a try when I ran across it. I was intrigued from the first page, where a man’s dead cousin gives him a call. The fast-paced society in this book is only a few short steps away from the society in which we now live: ridiculously high standard of living, more information available to people than ever before, and a complete failure of the human race to acknowledge anything other than its own entertainment and comfort.

It has a little of everything:
Moral dilemmas about human identity and simulated reality. Humanity’s obsession with creating gods for itself, and ultimately being controlled by the technology it created to serve itself. A life in which computer simulations mediate everything from business deals and job interviews to sex and the afterlife.

If you like dystopian literature, this is the book for you. It is the finest and most terrifying example of humanity’s celebration of its own destruction written in the last 10 years. Truly written in the spirit of Brave New World, The Future Perfect will make you laugh and then realize with horror that it describes exactly the world for which modern society is striving.
eDaveon

Amazon Review

 

I bought this based purely on the title. I am a huge fan of Adams and a growing fan of Vonnegut, so it would be interesting to see how Kirk Mustard melded these two styles.

I was not disappointed.

This is an interesting novel, looking at how society could develop when driven by marketing at all cost. I will not describe the plot but rather say that there are some great characterizations, and several different perspectives to identify with. I will say that the title does do the novel justice. The book is an easy read with with some great ideas. If you think 2012 is a time of short attention span then think again! I can only hope we don’t get here.
The concept of generating an immortal electronic existence in “nophy” is also an fascinating story line, with echos or Vonnegut’s thought-provoking short story 2 B R 0 2 B.
A few dollars very well spent.

uktravailer

Amazon Review

“…an absolutely fantastic, humorous and dark satirical look at a dystopian future…”

The Goth

“The Future Perfect is a wild ride into the future, unknown like anything I have ever envisioned.”

Minding Spot blog site review

Minding Spot

5.0 out of 5 stars – Uniquely different read
 
I think it stands well apart from Vonnegut (who could describe a dog attack like no-one else) and Adams. A different kind of weird space.
Chris Goodhewon

Amazon Review

I was very skeptical of this book at first. The title and the picture are both a little odd, and it wasn’t exactly a NY Times best seller. However, my love of Adams, Vonnegut, and Huxley, along with my curiosity, got the best of me. I was expecting to read it and then post a review criticizing the author for putting himself in their league, but wow, I was wrong about that. I loved this book! It’s witty, entertaining, and thought provoking.

The Future Perfect does a great job of taking our society’s idiosyncrasies and magnifying them in a fast paced story. there are plenty of laugh out loud moments, and I think about his commentary frequently now when I read the news.
Aram Kevorkianon

Amazon Review