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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  4,016 ratings  ·  321 reviews
Willkommen in der Zukunft!

Seit die Sterblichkeit überwunden wurde, ist die Erde vollkommen überbevölkert. Ganz Europa ist zu einer einzigen Megapolis aus gigantischen Wohntürmen zusammengewachsen. Nur die Reichen und Mächtigen können sich in den obersten Etagen noch ein unbeschwertes Leben leisten, während die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung auf den niederen Ebenen ein beengtes D
Paperback, 928 pages
Published May 12th 2014 by Heyne Verlag (first published 2013)
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Caro the Helmet Lady
This book was like Huxley, Orwell, Atwood, plus a couple more folks had a baby together and it came out as an instant angsty teen with anger and anxiety issues, kicking garbage bins, starting fights with boys and calling girls whores, and who kept overdosing his meds and because of that was losing his memory all the time and as a result he was repeating same rants over and over.

This book was almost an ordeal, if it wasn't for the audio I would probably dnf, even if this was Glukhovsky whom I re
Dec 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, cyberpunk

After the amazing Metro 2033 and 2034 novels this one was a disappointment. First of all, the idea is repeated. I have read a sci fi story with immortal society and purity squads hunting those who want to have children at least a years ago in one of Paolo Bacigalupi's Windup Stories. Also - I really hoped that Dmitry Glukhovsky would amaze me and make me wonder philosophically about the human nature (like it happened with Metros). But he didn't. The only feeling I had was disappoin
Grigory Ryzhakov
Outstanding dystopian SciFi. Angry and passionate. The main character Jan Nachtigal is what mankind represents in the oppressed condition. He is smart, resourceful, chauvinist, selfish and brutal. But he can give up everything for the woman he loves.
It's a Shakespearean drama set in the far future with a magnificent wham-bam finale.
Mankind may have created immortals and yet never changed in its essence.
Sad Sunday (If I say it's bad, it's bad)
Despite my rating it's not a bad book. I didn't loose my head over it and it made me think quite a lot, but still, I expected something more. And I liked Metro 2033 series way more.

Smells Like Orwell's Spirit (or Arm Pits)

For me, this book is very similar to G.Orwell's 1984. It's sad, angry, melancholic. They both have this antagonist vs. protagonist (where the protagonist also IS the antagonist), man vs. the system topics, themes. In both books the government is the all-seeing and hearing Big
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven’t read "Metro" yet so I can’t compare these books. But from my point of view, "Future" is an outstanding book in some way.
Of course, it was pretty difficult to read - with all its brutality, violence and the whole idea of immortal overpopulated Europe. Also there‘re some social questions in the story which relate to current problems of our society. These things together make the book even more terrifying and I have to agree with people who compare this story to Orwell‘s "1984".
What I re
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gruesome, graphic violence and a dark narrative fit the dystopian future described in that book very well. It manages to raise a lot of sociopolitical, cultural and personal issues just from one simple premise -- immortality. I bought this book on impulse, before a particularly long train ride. I wasn't expecting anything like it, so well done Mr. Gluhkovsky, well done indeed. ...more
DNFed at page 160 of 630 (25%).
1.5 star

Earlier this year I read Metro 2033 and I fell in love. I adored everything about this book. The plot, the world building, the characters, the writing style... So as soon as I saw that there's another book by Dmitry Glukhovsky, I ran to the library, positively shiting myself with glee. Good that I did, because I almost bought it.

I don't DNF books often, usually only if I can't bring myself to read another word, even if someone paid me. It's not that with
a really thick book that did not take long to read. the tempo is fast, a very action-driven story and like gluchovskys earlier books, a lot of discreet references to classical literature, particularly the greek dramas. reminded me a great deal of sf movies such as the fifth element and omg i can't remember the movie title of do androids dream of electric sheep omg I'm such a book nerd.

slight spoiler alert -
what surprised me was the incredibly beautiful portrait of becoming a parent.
Цветозар Бонев
Well, this not being set in a metro station sure did the trick. Sarcastic remarks about past Glukhovsky series aside, Future is a pretty fine book. It reminds me of the warning nature of 1984. It delivers a solid anti-utopian future world with your expected love story and such. Not nearly as good as the classic dystopia that Orwell created but it doesn't strive to be. It does its own thing and Glukhovsky's books are pretty good at doing their own thing (until they become a trilogy and shit thems ...more
Nelly Machinebunnie
I loved the Metro books by Gluchovskij so this was a 'must read' but I did get a bit disappointed.
It felt like Orwell's "1984" and Huxley's "Brave new world" but directed by Michael Bay.
It's very fast-paced and action packed.
I found it to be quite predictable and the characters a bit bland, but at the same time it had me wanting to turn the to next page every time I picked it up to know more!
Džiugas Petkūnas
Shocking. Loved it!
László Takács
A unique and disturbing dystopia.
The book tries to answer the following question:
What happens if immortality is reachable for everyone?
Glukhovsky gives us a very sad answer.

So what you get if you read this book:
- cruelty and violence
- a scumbag main character
- an 'okay' story and writing style
- pure realism
- some philosophy about the odds and ends of immortality and mortality
(view spoiler)

Personally, I don't really like this nove
Aldas Dišė
In the future death has been defeated and everyone became immortal. This lead to the demographic catastrophe and soon having kids became illegal.
The premise left me feeling that I’ve already seen this somewhere. A person who is a part of the system starts seeing how it became corrupt and turned against it.
The plot left me wondering why was there no space colonization? Why was there a severe punishment for having kids but no sterilization took place? I guess all of this did not serve the plot w
Stefan Kozovski
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What are those ratings ?!?!?! Woooooooow! A lot of people seem to felt offended somehow or IDK, honestly. Anyway, surely an epic book. Kept me living in the future for days after I've read it. Excellent story as well! The writing is out of this planet, what a talent! I cannot really read anything now as it seems boring to me.
Kind note: If you are into god stuff and would not like to read words like: whore, hate, etc., please pass this one and get something from the kids section.

Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scary this world described by Dmitry Glukhovsky is.
Scary, because it's too real, too similar to ours.
Some fragments were so-so/really strange, but in all it was a good read.
Krystian Cieslak
In my opinion there is something seriously wrong with Dmitry G. Hovewer general concept of the book is very good and bugs the mind of the reader...
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, dystopia
There's a lot of good things about this book, and others that aren't quite so. It's a harsh book, with lots of violence that makes the reading uncomfortable at times, but considering the kind of dystopian society I'm presented with, I wasn't expecting a cozy read either. I would've liked it to be shorter though, 626 pages to talk about this seemed a little excessive, because this is not the first book I read which talks about an 'immortal society' and how we've conquered death. It's not a new to ...more
Adam Fendrych
I loved the world the author built and I was eager to learn more about it. How eternal life affects society, psychology, polics etc. And I was deeply disappointed with the story this world was used for. A story of a soldier who finds love and grows a soft heart. Come one, we heard this a thousand times over, it's one of the cornerstones Hollywood was built upon. Makes me really sad, this idea deserved much more. ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hands down the best book I've read this year. Mind is officially blown!! I don't know how I'm supposed to move on from this. Highly, highly recommend to everyone!!!! ...more
Do you know why I hate horrors?

I can never get scared by the ghosts, or vampires, or zombies, or insert-any-existing-supernatural-entity.
When I walk the dark alley alone I am not scared by ghost grabbing my ankle.
But I am often terrified by humans. A drunk girl looking at me sideways as if she wanted to mangle and rob me. A shady guy sending me long glances
No, I am never scared by the supernatural. It is human nature (or rather dark aspects of it) which makes me frightened.

That’s why I prefer
Plamen Nenchev
Jul 13, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pathetic
Ever since the immensely entertaining Metro 2033, I have followed Glukhovsky's attempts at new books, however ill-fated they have been. Until this book, which is not just bad, but plainly offensive. takes place in Europe in the 25th century which is a "paradise come true", but – and we learn this in the very first pages – there is something really, really rotten about it. The good protagonist is absolutely sure about it. And Europe is not only rotten, but also very much Gayrope. Gays are
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I was a bit confused as the author's writing style is completely different here from that in the Metro 2033 and 2034, and in the blurb they all claimed here it is more mature and generally better. I simply adore the Metro series with the whole universum, so I thought it was goining to be such a good read. Unfortunately it didn't quite comply with my expectations. But, well, who's to blame? Probably me, as I often fall in a trap of over-expecting from the authors of the books I really li ...more
May 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
A VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY long book, that is quite intriguing and has a lot of memorable moments, but as you can tell by my initial reaction I think it could have been about three times shorter. Not that it was bad, I like the characters, they are well rounded and i want to see what happens, Dmitry usually dose a good job of that. The plot is probably the strongest point, an Orwellian future where humanity has cured death. Where population is heavily regulated and pregnancy is seen as a crime an ...more
I definitely liked it, although it was a bit rough for my taste. In the beginning I was under the impression that the author hates women, and that kind of books are not my cup of tea. However, after finishing the book I can admit that my first impression was nwrong, and that the book is definitely worth it. What I like the most in Glukhovsky's books is the fact that every story has it's own completely different world, most likely in the future, this is something I will always admire! ...more
This book left me shook. I have never had such a reading experience before... It was very emotionally challenging, strong, intelligent, dark, heartbreaking and beautiful... A true masterpiece in its own way. Sensitive people like me should be warned that is about to affect you in many ways, and if you're looking for some bright and easy story- this isn't the right choice. ...more
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read and enjoyed the Metro books by Glukhovsky but this one I liked even better. I rate it a weak 5, but still at 5. Surprising ends seems to be a trademark of Glukhovsky and the story in Future really takes a new and astonishing turn towards the end. The book also has a beautiful and loving description of a father's love for a newborn baby; something that I did not expect from this book. ...more
Natalia Dołżycka
One of the best s-f books I've read in my whole life. ...more
Michał Matyas
It starts strong but pretty soon that strength gets lost in overly long internal monologues and chaotic plot with obvious, clichéd ending.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely stunning! Great plot, thought-provoking questions asked and incredible choice of words by the author! Highly recommended to all dystopian literature fans :)
Tomasz Żubertowski
Reading FUTU.RE made me think it was one of the books that is written the way author always intended to write it like. Dark, heavy, complex piece of sci-fi that will leave you with so many questions.
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Dmitry Glukhovsky (Russian: Дмитрий Глуховский) is a professional Russian author and journalist. Glukhovsky started in 2002 by publishing his first novel, Metro 2033, on his own website to be viewed for free. The novel has later become an interactive experiment, drawing in many readers, and has since been made into a video game for the Xbox 360 console and PC. Glukhovsky is known in Russia for his ...more

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