Near-future speculative fiction

A Listmania! list by Carlos Baez (Milton, GA)
The list author says: "These stories are set in the near future (say, within the next hundred years) and paint vivid pictures of what life in our world will be like then. They usually extrapolate imaginatively from present trends."
Nature's End
1.  Nature's End by Whitley Strieber
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World Made by Hand: A Novel
2.  World Made by Hand: A Novel by James Howard Kunstler
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)

The War After Armageddon
3.  The War After Armageddon by Ralph Peters
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The War in 2020
4.  The War in 2020 by Ralph Peters
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Earth
5.  Earth by David Brin
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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One Second After
6.  One Second After by William R. Forstchen
$19.99   Used & New from: $3.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,573 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
7.  The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International) by Cormac McCarthy
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Oryx and Crake
8.  Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (730 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Year of the Flood: A Novel
9.  The Year of the Flood: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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The Handmaid's Tale (York Notes Advanced)
10.  The Handmaid's Tale (York Notes Advanced) by Coral Ann Howells
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The Windup Girl
11.  The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (558 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Overshoot
12.  Overshoot by Mona Clee
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Parable of the Sower: A Novel
13.  Parable of the Sower: A Novel by Octavia E. Butler
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)

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Parable of the Talents: A Novel
14.  Parable of the Talents: A Novel by Octavia E. Butler
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Futureland
15.  Futureland by Walter Mosley
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I am nero
16.  I am nero by Samuel Collins
$13.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Greenhouse Summer
17.  Greenhouse Summer by Norman Spinrad
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Caliphate
18.  Caliphate by Tom Kratman
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Children of Men
19.  The Children of Men by P. D. James
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Candle
20.  Candle by John Barnes
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Kaleidoscope Century
21.  Kaleidoscope Century by John Barnes
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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The Sky So Big and Black
22.  The Sky So Big and Black by John Barnes
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Orbital Resonance
23.  Orbital Resonance by John Barnes
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Truth Machine
24.  Truth Machine by James L. Halperin
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

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The First Immortal: A Novel Of The Future
25.  The First Immortal: A Novel Of The Future by James L. Halperin
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

Warday and the Journey Onwards
26.  Warday and the Journey Onwards by W. Strieber
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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The Forever War
27.  The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
$9.88   Used & New from: $2.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,286 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Old Twentieth
28.  Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Forever Peace
29.  Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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The Coming
30.  The Coming by Joe Haldeman
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2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The Accidental Time Machine
31.  The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Stand on Zanzibar
32.  Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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The Sheep Look Up
33.  The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
$125.30
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Why do preppers love this book? 1 27 days ago
Cheaper mp3 audio version please. 0 May 14, 2014
Wonderful book, but huge plot hole if this happened in real life! 2 Apr 18, 2014
The Big Spoiler, Please! 27 Mar 30, 2014
Law Enforcement take on book 28 Mar 30, 2014
anyone listen to this on CD/audio book? 7 Mar 19, 2014
Nice NOT to See a Trilogy 0 Mar 19, 2014
Looking for a adult steampunk series. 6 Aug 14, 2013
Crakes motivation 7 Jun 24, 2013
How do you think it ended? 4 Feb 17, 2013
Sequel to "Oryx and Crake?" 7 Nov 21, 2012
Will there be a sequel to The Year of the Flood? 1 May 19, 2012
 
   

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