by Naomi Alderman (Author)
A Most Anticipated Book of Fall at Associated Press, Booklist, Chicago Tribune, Goodreads, Good Housekeeping, Literary Hub, Time, The Week, and W Magazine
The bestselling, award-winning author of The Powerdelivers a dazzling tour de force where a handful of friends plot a daring heist to save the world from the tech giants whose greed threatens life as we know it.
When Martha Einkorn fled her father’s isolated compound in Oregon, she never expected to find herself working for a powerful social media mogul hell-bent on controlling everything. Now, she’s surrounded by mega-rich companies designing private weather, predictive analytics, and covert weaponry, while spouting technological prophecy. Martha may have left the cult, but if the apocalyptic warnings in her father’s fox and rabbit sermon—once a parable to her—are starting to come true, how much future is actually left?
Across the world, in a mall in Singapore, Lai Zhen, an internet-famous survivalist, flees from an assassin. She’s cornered, desperate and—worst of all—might die without ever knowing what's going on. Suddenly, a remarkable piece of software appears on her phone telling her exactly how to escape. Who made it? What is it really for? And if those behind it can save her from danger, what do they want from her, and what else do they know about the future?
Martha and Zhen’s worlds are about to collide. An explosive chain of events is set in motion. While a few billionaires assured of their own safety lead the world to destruction, Martha’s relentless drive and Zhen’s insatiable curiosity could lead to something beautiful or the cataclysmic end of civilization.
By turns thrilling, hilarious, tender, and always piercingly brilliant, The Futureunfolds at a breakneck speed, highlighting how power corrupts the few who have it and what it means to stand up to them. The future is coming. The Future is here.
"Alderman has crafted characters readers will want to follow wherever they go—even to the end of the world. A smart, engrossing fable about digital technology and human community."—Kirkus Starred Review
“A daring, sexy, thrilling novel that may be the most wryly funny book about the end of civilization you’ll ever read.”—BookPage, Starred Review
"The endless intrigue and surprising twists keep the pages turning."—Publishers Weekly
"The Future, is (in my opinion) about to sweep the charts."—Margaret Atwood
“This book. My god. My expectations were very high. And they were blown-out-of-the-water exceeded. Holy crap. I will be recommending this book to everyone. Forever.”—Laurie Frankel, bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is
"Playful, incisive, horribly relevant and surprisingly hopeful, The Future is a thrill ride that’s also a powerful manifesto hurtling towards a world where everything might turn out to be okay. A little Atwood, a little Gibson, all Alderman, it’s brilliant and I loved it."—Lauren Beukes, New York Times bestselling author of The Shining Girls and Bridge
"It is the genius of Naomi Alderman to embed a smart and thought-provoking meditation inside a page-turner of a book. This is one wild (and thoughtful) ride. Many things to think! Many things to feel!"—Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
“How can a novel of big ideas be such compulsively readable entertainment? A nail-biting love story and a witty page-turner about the pros and cons of human civilization, The Future is a wow.”—Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Learned by Heart and Room
Categories : Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction , Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction
ASIN : B0BX7CK5VG
Publisher : Simon & Schuster (November 7, 2023)
Publication date : November 7, 2023
Language : English
File : EPUB, 3.08 MB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Print length : 429 pages