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Lost Futures

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Clare has made choices. She has known loss, disappointment, and the tragedy of her brother's death. But now Clare is about to know the unknowable: her own roads not taken, the lives that could have been hers--and are...

Suddenly Clare's ordinary life has exploded into a journey into other existences: each utterly different, each her own. Trapped in a mental ward in one life
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Mass Market Paperback, 351 pages
Published April 5th 1992 by Dell
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Mangrii
Jan 29, 2017 Mangrii rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-2017
Candidata a los premios Arthur C. Clarke y James Tiptree Jr. en Futuros perdidos nos cuentan la historia de Clare Beckett, una chica madura, soltera y acomodada en una vida monótona que arrastra las cicatrices de una mala decisión del pasado. De tal modo Clare se encuentra a si misma saltando de una realidad alternativa a la siguiente, explorando un torbellino de vidas diferentes que podría haber llevado si sus decisiones hubiesen sido diferentes. ¿Estará viajando de verdad a dimensiones paralel ...more
Isa-janis
Feb 15, 2017 Isa-janis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5/5. El hecho de sentirme constantemente reflejada en Clare, el hecho de que el libro se centre en ella, en la forma que tiene de lidiar con lo que le pasa alrededor, con su propia vida cuando se desmorona y cuando ella la derrumba por si misma... Este libro me ha fascinado y llegado a partes iguales y la verdad es que me han entrado muchas ganas de leer más cosas de la autora. Lo vergonzoso es que no lo haya hecho antes.
Anna
Apr 05, 2017 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se trata de una novela de ciencia ficción con toques de terror, que nos cuenta la historia de Clare, una mujer de 32 años que viéndose atrapada en una vida en la que no es feliz, desea desesperadamente escapar a otra realidad en la que las cosas sean como ella quiere.
Es entonces cuando Clare descubre que puede viajar entre distintas realidades paralelas a través de sus sueños, primero de forma inconsciente, pero después aprendiendo, no a controlarlo, pero si a hacer que ocurra. Así empieza el pe
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Gaelx
Apr 13, 2017 Gaelx rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cifi-fa
Más que un libro de ciencia ficción es una genial reflexión sobre la culpa y la responsabilidad en tu propia vida. He encontrado paralelismos con Woman on the Edge of Time, con el que comparte una sutil perspectiva feminista.
Ryan Lieske
Jul 26, 2011 Ryan Lieske rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ryan-recommends
One of the most ingenious, haunting, and (strangely) uplifting novels I have ever read. Life is a series of decisions, and each decision made or not made creates a parallel life. Imagine if you could know all your parallel lives ...

That is the premise of Tuttle's stunning novel. What unfolds on the page is a meditation on past mistakes and future promises. But what happens when you find you're having trouble telling them apart? I wouldn't go so far as to label this a "horror novel," despite it
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Jordi Balcells
Jun 02, 2017 Jordi Balcells rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-terror
Técnicamente es novela de género, pero en realidad es más bien ligerita y es una buena opción para lectores mundanos (no frikis), entre otras cosas porque tiene cosillas de vida diaria, de curro, de amores, de familia, de encontrar tu lugar en el mundo…
Si por una vez distingo entre fantástico y maravilloso, esta se enmarcaría en lo fantástico. Normalmente no me hace falta hacer esta distinción: hablo de fantasía y fantástico y a correr, pero en este caso sí es necesario porque, por una vez, leo
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Tatiana (El Ratón de Alexandria)
Menuda maravilla onírica. Un libro que explora uno de los pensamientos más comunes de la humanidad: "¿Qué hubiera pasado si...?". Con un estilo sencillo, Lisa Tuttle crea un personaje femenino tan verdadero que podría ser uno mismo si se encontrara en dicha situación.
Es difícil hablar más de él sin hacer spoilers, asi que simplente, si alguna vez habéis fantaseado con la idea de una realidad paralela en que las cosas han sido distintas... Futuros perdidos es vuestro libro.
Sarah
Mar 04, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
Lisa Tuttle's Lost Futures is the story of Clare Beckett, who finds herself jumping from one alternate reality to the next through a whirlwind of different lives she could have led. The alternate realities are also, in a sense, dreams in which Clare cannot tell if the current life she is leading is a dream or reality.

Lost Futures is extremely well written, and isn't so much part of the horror genre as one would expect picking up this novel. The book reads more as suspense fiction or literature.

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Mónica Prádanos
Un libro genial, una teoría muy interesante hilada en una historia que atrapa y que logra que nos sintamos identificados con la protagonista. Muy recomendable, sobre todo para aquellos a quienes les gusten las teorías espacio-temporales y misterios de la física y del universo.

Si queréis leer la reseña, podéis hacerlo aquí: http://www.monicapradanos.com/2017/02...
Randolph Carter
Not a horror story at all, but a science fiction story about alternate universes, alternate realities, and dream states. Philip K. Dick does it better.

Amongst all the endless blather and meditation on dream psychology and the mathematical basis for alternate universes, there is a plot that is as thin as tissue paper about a dead brother that Clare/Lucy/Luz wished hadn't died when she was a teenager. Is Clare/Lucy/Luz's jumping between personal realities/universes a type of wish fulfillment or ju
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Graham P
Mar 12, 2013 Graham P rated it it was ok
Part romantic fantasy about a dream-weaving schizophrenic, and part meditation on happenstance and the precipitous decisions one makes for a happy, content life, 'Lost Futures' is a novel that holds much promise. Unfortunately, there is too much padding, too much exposition, and a reliance on melodrama for the book to really get under one's skin. There are haunting moments, especially in the latter half, where dreamscapes unfold with ominous realities, and author Lisa Tuttle nails the minute det ...more
Debra
Stephen King endorsed the entire Dell Abyss Horror line. Here is his blurb:

"Thank you for introducing me to the remarkable line of novels currently being issued under Dell's Abyss imprint. I have given a great many blurbs over the last twelve years or so, but this one marks two firsts: first unsolicited blurb (I called you) and the first time I have blurbed a whole line of books. In terms of quality, production, and plain old story-telling reliability (that's the bottom line, isn't it), Dell's
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Peggy
Jan 23, 2015 Peggy rated it really liked it
Hate the cover, but the book was quite well done and thought provoking.
Cora
Jun 28, 2014 Cora rated it it was amazing
Clare Beckett finds herself flipping back and forth between alternate lives. One of the most original and interesting books I've read in a very long time.
Nicola Di padova
Un'idea interessante, peccato che lo sviluppo sia confuso e non all'altezza.
Holly
Mar 24, 2009 Holly rated it did not like it
One of the most confusing, disjointed books i've ever suffered through. Very little of this book made sense, and it ended up frustrating me to no end.
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(Wife of Colin Murray) aka Maria Palmer (house pseudonym).

Lisa Tuttle taught a science fiction course at the City Lit College, part of London University, and has tutored on the Arvon courses. She was residential tutor at the Clarion West SF writing workshop in Seattle, USA. She has published six novels and two short story collections. Many of her books have been translated into French and German e
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