Vonnegut and Douglas Adams rewrite Brave New World and find The Future Perfect
Genre: Sci-fi parody meets dystopian satire
Review by Lis
Good science attempts to save the planet from bad science. A funny, insightful look at humanity, its destiny and relationship to the Earth. When the Earth’s last wildlife preserve is destroyed and the planet is dying, society turns to a fictional animal to make things right again.
The Future Perfect by Kirk Mustard is something new. Well it was for me. It’s not the kind of book I usually read, but something in me couldn’t refuse it when B. offered it to me. It’s also not an easy book to review. Not that I didn’t like it, but more that it’s one of those books you actually have to read for yourself to fully understand it.
The Future Perfect is a book that is a cross between Douglas Adams and Wall-E. It’s a future of earth where mass consumption has become so massive that there is nothing else. Set in this world are several characters that live in this absurd world and you get to see how they go about their days. All the while this books explores some heave themes in a satirical manner. Central in this book is the theme of science and how it has taken over every aspect, even our afterlives. There is no nature, everything has been stripped.
It was both fun and scary reading this book. The mind of this author must be a scary and brilliant place to come up with some of the things in this book (trying not to give too much away here, so stay with me). It’s funny, evoking and scary at the same time.
The only thing that really bothered me about this book was how badly edited it was. There are many a typo and grammatical errors that could have made this story perfect.
Despite that, The Future Perfect is one of those books you just have to have read. So go on, off to the store with you!