- Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (August 1, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425081796
- ISBN-13: 978-0425081792
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,264,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
It has been said that truth is stranger then fiction.
This fiction is becoming truth.
I ordered this book to re-read (a first for me). Then ordered it for my adult son.
I now say to my family....put it in the TOMORROW FILE.
Copyrighted in 1975, and published by G.F. Putnam's Sons, the world created by Mr. Sanders is an alternate reality more frightful than the one that actually happened. He has brilliantly created new language, Em's and Ef's for men and women, using for sex, serving instead of working, rulers instead of bosses, and he charged into creating a future any of us would fear. To be honest, I'm surprised that much of the slang he created for the story didn't make it into the mainstream.
More frightening is the picture of overwhelming government control, of sidelining "obsolete" people. Then there's the constant drive for profit. That word has a twisted definition but when viewed through the lens of time, perhaps not so twisted after all.
If you're interested in considering how science might control the future, this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It has given me a new perspective on how easy it would be to turn society upside down.
I have found this book on Amazon so if your library doesn't carry it, you can get it there. Happy reading!
The novel is divided into three 'books,' which I think, had they been sold separately and marketed as a trilogy, could have made both the author and the publisher quite a bit more 'love' (money). Each book has a distinct plot and climactic resolution, although the final resolution lacked in that not all of the loose ends were either tied up or revealed to the reader.
It was a little difficult to get used to the jargon involved, especially as men and women are referred to as 'ems' and 'efs' respectively. I had to go back and read the first chapter again once I realized that.
My only other complaint is that the summary on the back of the book has little to nothing to do with the actual contents of the book. DO NOT judge this book by it's back cover.
Overall, an interesting work about futuristic society and the consequences thereof. I think the author is striving for 'cautionary tale,' but I don't think I'd mind living in that kind of world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This film was shown in the background of 'They Live.' It was quite spot on regarding how America and the world is now. From 1975, it remains mostly an unheard of gem.Published 17 days ago by CobraKai4Ever
Having read this book years ago, I was thrilled to be able to find it again. It is an outstanding read of a future society that takes Brave New World and 1984 to the next steps.Published 21 months ago by Gail Winstanley
I have always liked Lawrence Sanders anyway... but this book is one of my favorites. Suspenseful, realistic, and precognizant of today's politics to say the least.Published on July 8, 2013 by poobar
I have read the tomorrow file dozens of times and it still scares me! This is truly tomorrow today! Genetics,government controlling our lives down to the DNA its all here!Published on June 5, 2013 by DEBRA D. JEAKINS
This book was written in 1975 and was a science fiction book about the future civilization that exists in 2000 and beyond. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by OnTimeAl