Tag Archives: future setting

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

Published: 2013 by Bloomsbury My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “How many others have stood in this place? Left behind, with all gone, all swept away. The dead bodies evaporating like slow smoke; their loved and carefully tended homes … Continue reading

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White by Marie Darrieussecq

Translated from the original French by Ian Monk Published: 2003 (English translation by Faber and Faber, 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “The absent horizon, lifted away from the ground. The ground and sky now uncertain. But … Continue reading

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Ice by Anna Kavan

First published: 1967 (Peter Owen paperback 2006) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I felt a fearful sense of pressure and urgency, there was no time to lose, I was wasting time; it was a … Continue reading

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Death Sentences by Kawamata Chiaki

Translated from Japanese by Thomas Lamarre First Published: (as Genshi-gari) 1984. English translation 2012 by University of Minnesota Press. My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “I am not in a position to tell you what is actually written in here. I don’t know … Continue reading

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The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

First Published:  1990 by Doubleday My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “We thought we were special, opening our perceptions, honing our empathy, spilling that cauldron of shared pain on to the dance floor language and then trying to make … Continue reading

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The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

Published: 2007 by John Murray My copy: borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “What kind of heaven had the blasting sound of garbage trucks in the morning and the smell of fish rotting by the river? What … Continue reading

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Hyperion by Dan Simmons

First Published: 1989 (Gollancz edition 2011) My copy: bought new in paperback Memorable quote: “From my earliest sense of self, I knew that I would be – should be – a poet. It was not as if I had a … Continue reading

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