I just finished reading Deadline by Mira Grant and am getting ready to start reading Armada by Ernest Cline. Giving my brain a bit of a break, I decided to start cataloging my physical book collection (using Google Spreadsheets).

In doing so, I realized that the Newsflesh Trilogy and Ready Player One take place in the mid-2040’s. It made me chuckle. I’m not sure how many of you remember watching movies like Blade Runner and the original Mad Max trilogy. They were filmed in the 1970s and 1980s, projecting a dystopian future in the late 1990s to 2010s… about 30 years out.

As we are writing dystopian/futuristic books now, in 2010s… is it coincidence that we are setting them in the 2040s, about 30 years out from our current time?  I know I’ve only seen these two books so far… but how many others have as well?

Don’t mind me… just some random thoughts…


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