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Future Worlds.

It took me a while (four months, to be exact), but I’m finally ready to write about the next round of books! And for this round, we’re going to the not-so-distant future.

What I love about this particular trio of books — aside from having a clear theme — is that they reminded me of something I really love about reading: the escapism it affords. Yep, real life can suck sometimes. It can suck so hard, you’ll find yourself looking for (healthy) breaks and distractions more often. Getting back to reading didn’t just give me those breaks and most of the oft-mentioned benefits; it also reignited my imagination by taking me to different versions of the future and presenting a trove of scenarios, possible and impossible.

For this reading spree, we have three books set in the future: "Machine of Death", "Seroks: Iteration 1" and "Ready Player One".
For this reading spree, we have three books set in the future: Machine of Death, Seroks: Iteration 1 and Ready Player One.

These three books also have other things in common: the stories focus on tech developments meant to improve certain things, and all deal with personal identity in myriad ways. But they still have enough elements similar to the present time that they don’t become overwhelming, or make you feel as if you’re exploring completely different worlds. Continue reading “Future Worlds.”