Feature: The Passengers & Other Near Future Sci-Fi Stories
Who else is living for the current near-future sci-fi trend? The Passengers is a near-future sci-fi story focused on self-driving cars…Where things go very, very wrong. To celebrate its recent North American release, we are sharing our recomendations for other near-future stories below. Be sure to add The Passengers to your TBR!
The Passengersby John Marrs
Published by: Berkley Books
on August 27, 2019
You're riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, "You are going to die."
Just as self-driving cars become the trusted, safer norm, eight people find themselves in this terrifying situation, including a faded TV star, a pregnant young woman, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife, and a suicidal man.
From cameras hidden in their cars, their panic is broadcast to millions of people around the world. But the public will show their true colors when they are asked, "Which of these people should we save?...And who should we kill first?"
More Near Future Sci-Fi Picks
- TV Pick: Humans – In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way we live.
- Reading Pick: The Warehouse by Rob Hart
- Serial Pick: Alternis by Serial Box
- Graphic Novel Pick: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, adapted by Renée Nault
What are your fav near future stories?