What does the future hold? For some it could be a dystopian world ruled by propaganda, or a virtual reality where technology controls every aspect of your life. Whatever is in store for us, 2084 brings together a collection of short stories that all attempt to predict the future, in a world that could be all too possible.
Taking the inspiration from George Orwell's 1984, 2084 features a series of 15 short stories from a collection of science fiction authors that are renowned for their visionary tales of the future. As each of their stories unfold, they reveal human connections, technology running amok, and a world driven by fake news - it sounds a little too familiar already.
Collected within these pages you'll find stories that take their inspiration from the present to predict how things could progress further. From tales of immigration on the shores of Europe, to a society where endless referendums continue to divide a nation in two.
These are stories of a future that could be all too real, especially in today's political climate, which can be all too daunting, almost serving as cautionary tales - warnings of our very future. Whether it's a world with a floating virtual prison in space, or a society where fake news acts as a distraction from the real issues of everyday life.
For all their different stories, these tales all hold one key familiarity, set far away in the future, all around that one key date – 2084. As each author creates their own version of the future, creating tales of world's at war, in political turmoil, and under constant virtual surveillance.
These tales will more than catch your attention, as each author creates worlds that are as entertaining as they are engaging, making for a great read that you really won't want to put down anytime soon.
Whatever the future holds, these serve as cautionary tales, prophetic warnings, or simply just stories to entertain. Let's just hope that they aren't quite so similar to reality by the time 2084 rolls around.
2084 / AUTHORS: VARIOUS / PUBLISHER: UNSUNG STORIES / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW