Strange Future: A 23rd Century Guide for the 21st Century Cynic by Josh Smith

Strange Future: A 23rd Century Guide for the 21st Century Cynic

By Josh Smith

  • Release Date: 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 3.5
From 96 Ratings
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Thomas Gordon's life was going just fine, until a chain of inexplicable mishaps results in Thomas getting fired. Fed up, he starts the search for a better life. Along the way, he meets a group of scientists with an intriguing escape route: human cryogenic preservation. Thomas and his 2 companions emerge in the 23rd century, and quickly discover it isn't exactly the "better world" they expected...


  • Quite poor

    By Symblmire
    The characters were hollow, the plot poorly conceived and the concept lacked depth. Too many observations just touched on made the future world incoherent as an idea.
  • Thoroughly silly, yet strangely entertaining

    By Spursboy101
    For a quick read for a few days this boom hits the nail on the head. It is silly. You need to completely halt all thoughts of "what?" It has more holes in the plot then Swiss Cheese. Yet it is quite entertaining for some reason. Book is too small to thoroughly develop the characters. For a free book, no problem
  • Good ideas

    By MichaelKendall
    this book has some great ideas but never really follows them up. When the writer explains a technology which I was most interested in is glanced over then used as a basic idea throughout. It's an enjoyable read though and I caught myself enthralled but it just never really went anywhere and he focused on the minuscule rather than the large. Worth a read but weak in place!
  • Enjoyable

    By nimmor
    Really enjoyable read :)
  • Disappointing

    By a user of this app
    The authors sum knowledge of Britain must be from Mary Poppins, foggy London, cockney accents, etc. typical ignorant american cliche view, tsk. That aside the story is quite good upto about 2 thirds in, then it runs out of steam and does not go anywhere, apart from a rubbish ending. The characters and their dialogue are a bit weak, and it feels a bit rushed at times, a shame because it starts off ok.
  • Stunning

    By Murray051
    An amazing book though I'd like to have heard more of the ending. I'll definitely read it again
  • Not good

    By Aloo ponir
    Characters are pretty 2D and the writing Is lame at best.