Books Set in the Future

I love reading old books set in the future, a future that we’ve already seen. It’s interesting to see what people assume might happen to us and our planet in a few decades or longer. And it’s fun to see if any of those things came to be. And it’s also fun to read stories set in futures I’ll never get to see. They’re based on our world and it’s rules, but with technology and possibilities that seem plausible, if not entirely probable.

Here are five books set in the future:

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan Reads

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick – Technically this is set in the past. It’s meant to depict 1992, but at the time it was published it was set in a future that we fortunately have not yet seen.

The Martian by Andy Weir – Set in a future that feels pretty close. One man is accidentally abandoned on Mars and must survive until he can find a way home.

The 100 by Kass Morgan – Set in a future where humans have destroyed Earth. When their home in space begins to break down, they must return and hope the planet has recovered enough to support them again

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – In a future where we’ve encountered aliens, children are selected and trained from a young age as a part of the war effort.

Dune by Frank Herbert – The most distant future of this list, this series is set so far into the future that it doesn’t even feel like it could ever be a part of our timeline.