The Future Perfect
The story of the world to come.
“Science fiction isn’t fiction. It potential reality in search of a good scientist.”
Buy Now“Idiots are underrated. They always end up in charge of geniuses.”
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).
…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.
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.
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.
“…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
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.