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Product Details

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (January 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482332566
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482332568
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,460,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

I wrote this novelette for my children, with no intention of ever publishing it.  However, they prevailed upon me to make it public, so I offer it here to you for as cheap a price as I am allowed.  I hope you enjoy it.

About the Author

Michael Bunker is an author, off-gridder, husband, and father of four living children. He lives with his family in a "plain" community in Central Texas where he reads and writes books... and occasionally tilts at windmills. Michael has accidentally written a few books that are considered Science Fiction, a genre for which he has zero credentials, almost no historical knowledge, and a very real and well-founded fear. Yet, he has been sketched by Hugh Howey, so he has that going for him. Michael interacts with his readers at facebook.com/michaelbunker, and on Twitter as @mbunker. His blog can be found at michaelbunker.com.

More About the Author

Michael Bunker is a bestselling author, off-gridder, husband, and father of four children. He lives with his family in a "plain" community in Central Texas, where he reads and writes books...and occasionally tilts at windmills.

Readers who subscribe to Michael's newsletter get free copies of his books, usually before they're published: http://michaelbunker.com/newsletter

Michael is the author of several popular and acclaimed works of dystopian sci-fi, including the Amish Sci-fi thriller the Pennsylvania Omnibus (an Amazon.com Top 20 overall Bestseller,) the WICK series, The Silo Archipelago, as well as many nonfiction works, including the bestseller Surviving Off Off-Grid. Michael was commissioned by Amazon.com through their Kindle Worlds program to write a serial in the World of Kurt Vonnegut. That book is entitled Osage Two Diamonds, and it debuted on Dec. 17, 2013. Michael was recently interviewed in a Medium.com article that will give you more background and insight into his life and works... http://bit.ly/17YbE63.

Customer Reviews

An easy read and a good story.
Shug
A good book to read, well paced so it didn't get slow and/or boring in parts and not something you knew what happened at the end before you got to it!!
Mrs Vicky S Schreiber
Or you can just go whole-hog and enjoy a ride through great story laced with enough science (and faith) to make you really think.
eyeofthestorm

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By OJ on May 25, 2013
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I love Time Travel books and I could not beat the price. The first half was quite interesting especially with a fairly new approach to TT. Character development was also a plus but then it started to slide and that slide continued until it became disintegration. The God concept was a significant let down for this reader as was the last 10 pages with an assortment of previously introduced characters some how melded together with Einstein. Frankly it was a convoluted mess at that point. I'm sure the writer feels comfortable with his religious views but the ending seemed to be proselytizing to me.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By eyeofthestorm on January 21, 2013
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This book is most simply put, a fabulous read. You can read it at the surface, if you like, and be entertained by a well crafted plot and endearing characters. You can go a little deeper and be titillated by the hints and nods to conspiracy theories. Or you can just go whole-hog and enjoy a ride through great story laced with enough science (and faith) to make you really think. Only this kind of thinking won't give you a headache. You may spend a bit of time bouncing between "how cool!" and "that's disturbing,..." but this is one story that doesn't let you down. The resolution of the plot is both unexpected and completely satisfying. My only suggestion: Wait and buy the print version. My device died right after I started the book. Normally, I can put away a tome like this -- especially one that's as motivating a read as Futurity -- in less than 24 hours (taking into account work and sleep!). Losing my reading device just after getting drawn into Mr. Bunker's plot was a serious exercise in frustration.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 4, 2013
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The religious bent in this is irritating, but not as irritating as the simpleton characters or the overly simple plot line. It seemed that maybe the editor had to tell the author that this was a book for grown-ups so they added a few benign swear words, some cigars and some beer. But it also seemed that whoever added these elements probably has never enjoyed them. Great book if you are into Christian sci-fi (does that even exist?). Otherwise, don't waste your time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Telgman on August 13, 2013
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A lot of fun; nowhere near as intriguing or thought-provoking as his other works. I'm glad to see the return of entertaining short stories in this genre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 10, 2013
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Very good surprise. It started a little silly in some points and quite lukewarm, but the end is a complete surprise and makes us think a lot on the subject - we "modern people" are really too conceitied as to accept that maybe we were not "the last glass of water in the desert"...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By akmeek on January 26, 2014
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By now I have read several Michael Bunker stories. So when I saw Futurity on sale, I jumped at the opportunity. I'm glad I did.

The story is about Malcolm, a college-age man with a burning curiosity to learn about time travel. He gets to meet a couple of professors who enlighten him on time travel. But what he discovers when he visits one of them will put in motion events beyond his imagination.

Michael tells the story first person, through Malcolm's eyes. The narration has a journal entry feel, a conversational tone, to it. But this is fitting because the story begins with Malcolm interviewing professors, scribbling notes. Michael takes plenty of words to explain how time travel might be possible to the point you start thinking it is plausible. I guess that's what good stories do for you.

As a Christian and a reader of sci-fi, I've developed thick skin when reading fiction. Many stories take concerted efforts to attack religion and Christianity, either directly or indirectly, which is fine, because (for whatever reason) the author felt it important. Michael takes the opposite approach, incorporating aspects of a Universal Creator in a fictional, entertaining story. It's refreshing.

Even though I typically steer clear of time travel (time zones still confuse me), it seems like many stories I've read lately deal with it. In the case of Futurity, it was enjoyable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Coco on October 20, 2013
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This is wonderful story... a very Imaginative "what if" and the characters are adorable and true. I think I will start looking for Jumpers... just incase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OBPAT on December 31, 2013
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This was a good and fast read. I don't know that you can or should try too hard to follow the logic, that takes away from the story. Let it flow and simply enjoy a well written and told story. Definitely worth you time - in any era.
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