Near Future

Near-future science fiction takes place in the present day or in the next few decades. Elements of the setting should be familiar to the reader, and the technology may be current or in development. Stories about nanotechnology or genetics often fall into this category.

Nomad (Nomad, #1)
The Last Astronaut
Sanctuary (Nomad, #2)
The Rosewater Insurrection (The Wormwood Trilogy, #2)
And Now For Something Completely Different (The Chronicles of St Mary’s, #9.7)
Infinite Detail
Wolf Moon (Luna, #2)
Bandwidth (Analog #1)
The Long and Short of It (The Chronicles of St Mary's anthology)
Suicide Club
The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States: A Speculative Novel
Change Agent
Chimera (Parasitology, #3)
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
The Martian
Lock In (Lock In, #1)
The Windup Girl
Halting State (Halting State, #1)
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
Rule 34 (Halting State, #2)
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
Snow Crash
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)
The Water Knife
Nexus (Nexus, #1)
Station Eleven
Daemon by Daniel SuarezTrail of Lightning by Rebecca RoanhorseInfinity Born by Douglas E. RichardsBreakthrough by Michael C. GrumleyTime Frame by Douglas E. Richards
Best Near-Future Technothrillers
23 books — 11 voters
Fallen by Lauren KateFirelight by Sophie JordanInferno by Dan BrownAnimal Farm by George OrwellCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
To be Adapted to the Big Screen
14 books — 8 voters

Ender's Game by Orson Scott CardFoul Is Fair by Hannah CapinBlood Song by Anthony RyanThe Left Hand of God by Paul  HoffmanRebel Without a Cause by Robert Mitchell Lindner
Young and Violent
49 books — 10 voters

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Mum took me to the park a couple of times last week so that I could run. That was a waste of time though, it takes hours to get there and when you finally do, well, there's no room to do anything really, what with all the tents pitched everywhere. Mum says there used to be grass, but I don't see where.
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