Michael Pryor has departed a bit from his recent magic and fantasy series for yound adults/teens. This book introduces Sam and Tara, close friends, who are living, surviving, enduring, coping with and enjoying ten different futures of our world.
Each of the ten futures has a root in the present day – for example, Global Warming, Financial Crises, population pressures etc. Michael gives us a snapshot of that future, through the eyes of Sam and Tara, best friends. The book reads like a collection of connected short stories.Each snapshot is intriguing and thought provoking. Although targeted at teens, it’s fine reading for all.Sam and Tara are cleverly the same people throughout, although affected by each of their futures in subtle ways. This is highly recommended reading but also gives interesting points for discussion.