The Future’s Bright!

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Forget the doom, gloom, and dysfunction of dystopia, fake news, and the rise of the alt-right: this selection of books looks at ways that we (and our children) might thrive as a species in the future.
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    In a technologically advanced future, humans are genetically bred, pharmaceutically anaesthetized and socially indoctrinated into an intelligence-based hierarchy to serve and uphold the ruling order. A novel for our times, written in 1931.
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    Earth is no more. Existing aboard scattered starships and space stations in the sun’s orbit, the remnants of humanity face a new threat to their survival — an army of genetically enhanced warriors.
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    Conspiracy, code, and casualties all combine for a heady mix of space sci-fi in this tale of multisensory oppression.
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    Unexpected, savagely funny, deliriously strange, and absolutely brimming with adventure.
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    How much do we need technology? When the global comms network starts to fail, three middle-aged friends aim to recapture more meaningful connections.
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    An anti-gravity machine could save Raymond's company from bankruptcy. But his colleague doubts one even exists. But off they go in search of one.
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    2176. Two very different sisters. One's a track star. The other? A dark net video game superstar — by night.
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    Some terrific and tall tales: at the intersection of science, poetry, and history.
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    Two related rival alien civilisations are reunited after centuries apart. Can hate be overcome?
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    Despite the inequality we see, prosperity is happening -— though we might not realise it…
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    The World's first epic work of Chinese sci-fi! Just what wonders could alien contact bring?
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    Three youngsters, disillusioned with the status quo, decide to abandon the trappings of modern life to join an alternative movement of idealists. And then all hell breaks loose.
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    A 1890 socialist sci-fi in which the protagonist falls asleep… only to awake in a perfect utopian society where money, ownership, hierarchy, and class systems are obsolete.
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    Can technology make America great again? Could it reduce debt, grow the economy, and make the internet free, fast, and accessible to all? This book aims to find out.
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    A trio of books that imagines a society inhabited solely by women. One where there's no men. And no war.
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    Tommaso Campanella's classic text, which dared to imagine -— back in 1602 -— a city where everything works as it should.
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    From the Victorian sci-fi master: two travellers fall into a space-warp and find themselves in a Utopian Earth.
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    A vision of how our cities of the future could/should/might function if we do right by them.
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    Sharing the insights from the late writer's 'I CAN' course and his own honest learnings as a parent, this book offers guidance on all the tough issues parents have to deal with -— so our kids will make the world a better place.
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    Calling all padawans! Ever wondered how of Star Wars is based on science fact -— rather than science fiction? Find out in this insightful book!
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