If you like reading, you will LOVE reading without limits!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
2047 Short Stories from Our Common Future - cover

2047 Short Stories from Our Common Future

Richard Friedman, John A. Frochio, Kimberly Christensen, Alison Halderman, Lene K. Kristoffersen, Ruth Mundy, L X Nishimoto, Isaac Yuen, David Zetland

Publisher: Tanja Rohini Bisgaard

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

As citizens on this blue planet of ours, we are currently experiencing great changes when it comes to global warming, pollution, and toxic substances—such as microplastic—that end up in our food and our drinking water. In addition, flora and fauna are disappearing from the places where we played when we were children, and natural resources are being depleted around the world. 
Life as we know it is changing. Some say these changes are happening faster than ever, which means we need to adapt faster too. So are we? 
Thirty years ago, the United Nations created a vision for our common future: one Earth, where we could all live together without damaging the planet for future generations. 
In this short-fiction anthology, ten authors look another thirty years into the future, giving their perspectives regarding how we might—or might not—adapt to the changes around us in the year 2047.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Werewolf Queen - cover

    The Werewolf Queen

    Brandi Elledge

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    I always wished I had supernatural powers. Now I wish I didn’t.Sadie’s a dud, a failure–the only one in high school who doesn’t have any kind of supernatural powers. Her psychic bff, Jo, knows something about Sadie’s future, but just won’t tell. And what the heck is going on when one of her teachers starts looking at her while he’s going on about powerful lost keys, portals of madness, and destinies?Then it all starts.On her 18th birthday, Sadie starts to feel weird. And when werewolves, vampires, and demons all turn up to spoil her party, the weirdness really ramps up.Leaving her best friend, her family, and the only town she’s ever known, Sadie must find safety. But while the king of the werewolves can offer her somewhere to hide while she’s learning about her new powers, he can’t stop his psycho witch fiancée from finding new ways to try and kill her. Of course, the murderous tendencies of this psycho witch only get worse when she realises the Werewolf King is, um… attracted to Sadie.And all that’s before Sadie sets off to try and find one of the lost keys. Before she visits hell. Before she picks up a pet ogre.And before she realizes just how powerful she can become.But if it really is her destiny to collect one of the lost keys, will she be able control her newfound power and help save the world and all the people in it she loves? Or will she buckle under the pressure?She’s about to find out. A mansion surrounded by demons and full of vampires and witches intent on her destruction awaits. Oh, and that psycho-witch fiancée of the Werewolf King. What could possibly go wrong?
    Show book
  • The Alliance - A Registry Novel - cover

    The Alliance - A Registry Novel

    Shannon Stoker

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    To overthrow a brutal dictator and free her country, a brave young woman will risk her life and liberty to spark a revolution in this explosive final installment in Shannon Stoker’s electrifying Registry trilogy. 
    Mia Morrissey fled to Mexico to escape the government marrying her to someone she did not love. Now, she’s going risk everything so that the rest of America can be free. 
    Going undercover as part of a diplomatic mission, Mia returns to America. But life there is more dangerous than ever as the walls grow ever taller, and the forgotten country faces its most ruthless leader yet, Grant Marsden . . . a shadow from Mia’s past. With the help of Andrew, Carter, and other members of the subversive group Affinity, she embarks on a perilous journey to defeat Grant, bring down the government, and destroy the Registry once and for all. 
    When a terrible betrayal exposes the operation, Mia discovers that her enemies have used her—and so have her friends. Alone and frightened, she’s uncertain who to trust—or whether the mission is worth what she’s sacrificing. 
    With the fate of her friends and the future of her country on the line, Mia knows that her next step may be the last for her . . . and America.
    Show book
  • Midnight Realm - cover

    Midnight Realm

    Anjalee Scott

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Hannah Rowen has always wanted to visit Italy, so when she’s sent there by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to purchase a rare red diamond necklace, it’s a dream come true for the curator. 
    However, after she becomes entwined in an ancient vampire legend surrounding the beautiful necklace—known as the Jewel of Isis—she soon wishes they had sent someone else.
    Armand was cursed into the mountains more than four hundred years ago by the goddess Isis, but thanks to an avalanche, he’s now free to roam the earth once more. He sets out to hunt down and kill the new guardian of the necklace that entombed him, but he becomes captivated with her instead; however, so has Valentino Aleron, who is a descendant of Egyptian vampire hunters.
    On her trip to Venice, Hannah learns not all legends are fiction, and dreams can bring seduction. In a fight to stay alive and avoid becoming Armand’s immortal bride, she must trust Val and his family.
    Show book
  • Sixty Days to Live - cover

    Sixty Days to Live

    Dennis Wheatley

    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    Before the vogue of apocalyptic fiction really took off, in 1932 Dennis Wheatley researched and imagined a party of would-be survivors in the glow of a pending comet on course to collide with planet earth.   
     
    Astronomers could see it coming, civilians could slowly feel the effect of its rays tuning into their baser violent or passionate instincts, but what action would the government take amongst the rumours in such uncertainty? Evacuate the cities under martial law and risk national panic and chaos, or simply deny knowledge to maintain order in the hope that scientific predictions would prove false?   
      For millionaire Sam Curry, and his young wife and Hollywood starlet, Lavina, on learning of the prediction that they may have only sixty days to enjoy their new marriage, money is no object in taking measures to ensure their survival. Over dinner with a select group of family and friends, they decide a gyroscopic ark may see them through any eventualities, and go about ordering in materials without raising suspicion, and trying to live a normal life until the potential moment of impact grew near. But could they all be trusted to keep themselves and the ark safe from a nation already starting to panic, loot and riot?    
     
      And if they are to survive, what state will the planet be left in? Will the millions of corpses decay into airborne disease that would wipe out anyone left? Where and how will they settle to create a new civilisation? When nothing is certain and nothing remains, will any of the survivors be able to survive each other?
    Show book
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - cover

    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

    Susanna Clarke

    • 0
    • 8
    • 0
    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 
     
    In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world.  
     
    In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity.  
     
    Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France.  
     
    But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear.  
     
    Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history. 
     
     
    Time #1 Book of the Year 
    Book Sense Book of the Year 
    People Top Ten Books of the Year  
    Winner of the Hugo Award 
    New York Times Notable Book of the Year 
    Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 
    Winner of the World Fantasy Award  
    Nancy Pearl's Top 12 Books of 2004  
    Washington Post Book World's Best of 2004  
    Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004  
    San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004  
    Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel  
    Chicago Tribune Best of 2004  
    Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004  
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004  
    Village Voice "Top Shelf"  
    Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004  
    Rocky Mountain News critics' favorites of 2004
    Show book
  • The Collection - A Registry Novel - cover

    The Collection - A Registry Novel

    Shannon Stoker

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    How far would you go to control your own destiny? 
    Mia Morrissey has escaped: from America, from the Registry, from the role she was raised to play—a perfect bride auctioned to the highest bidder. She's enemy number one to the world's largest power, and there's no turning back now. 
    From the moment she and her friends Andrew and Carter cross the border into Mexico, it's clear their troubles are only beginning. Mexico may have laws to protect runaway brides, but as U.S. Army deserters, Andrew and Carter face deportation or worse. The young men are immediately picked up by a violent and omnipotent militia—the Collection—and it's Mia's turn to rescue them. 
    With time running out, her ex-fiancé's henchman on her trail, and a dangerous tide shifting back in America, Mia will do whatever she has to. Even if that means risking everything and putting herself back on an auction block. The price of freedom is never too high . . . but what if the cost is her life?
    Show book