Because it was made up of ten short stories it meant that the pace was kept fast and was a quick read.
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The main thing to be improved is character and plot development. Jun 16, Els Tragic Romantic rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the main things that I loved about this book was the concept behind it. Ten short stories, featuring the same two characters, covering a variety of possibilities about the future.
I've been a big fan of Michael Pryor ever since I read the Laws of Magic series, which was of a very different tone to his other series. A lot of this was because the format was short stories rather than a series, but I felt a little bit like there was a slightly more serious tone to it.
The stories are well writt One of the main things that I loved about this book was the concept behind it. The stories are well written and engaging, despite the open-endedness of many of them.
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I liked the ambiguity, personally, as the focus of the book was the future and the future is always unknown, it left the end of the story open to the reader and their imagination while referencing this fact a little. I purchased the book at Supanova Sydney so that I would have something for Michael to sign while he was there and the book was worth every cent. Aug 06, Elaine rated it really liked it. Michael Pryor's 10 Futures follows the lives of two best friends, both teenagers, one boy, one girl, but not romantically attached. The book contains 10 possible scenarios for the future of both the world and the friendship as it might appear within the specific future contexts.
I thought this was a wonderful boook - it doesn't read like short stories but rather as a set of possibilities for connection and disintergration. The personalities of the two main characters both change and remain consi Michael Pryor's 10 Futures follows the lives of two best friends, both teenagers, one boy, one girl, but not romantically attached.
The personalities of the two main characters both change and remain consistent - commenting perhaps on the idea that there is a fundamental 'self' which is affected but cannot be completely determined by contextual, historical factors. While some of the scenarios are more capitvating than others, overall the book explores interesting concepts such as the role of technology, class divides, education, human-technology relations, human survival and hospitality toward 'others' in the context of a world effected by contagious disease , community and place. Jun 10, Pam Saunders rated it really liked it.
Ten possible futures, from to ; two characters, Tara and Sam; one mostly overcrowded world. Each story had me just wanting more and often I wished the book has just focused on one, but it is the possibilities which this book is exploring. Just what will our future hold? Sam and Tara are consistent in each story and their friendship and trust firm but because it is just a taste of the future we don't get a chance to know them in depth. My reading has most stories tending toward a neutr Ten possible futures, from to ; two characters, Tara and Sam; one mostly overcrowded world.
My reading has most stories tending toward a neutral to negative future rather than a neutral to positive future, and thus I think I will go and plant a vegetable patch.
I will be interested to see what my secondary students think of this title and what future story they would write for Sam and Tara. Jul 12, Teagan rated it it was ok. BUT i didnt get why it kept jumping from one future to another! Feb 03, Renae rated it it was ok. This book is like listening to a small child tell you a story, over and over. It has a few people that are in it every time, but the rest keeps changing. Each chapter is about Sam and Tara. Some seem to kind of match up and mention small events that happened in other chapters, but they get weirder and weirder as you move through the book.
Dec 23, Lyn Battersby rated it it was ok Shelves: Lyn is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Lyn herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team. I will be rating this once the AAs are announced. Aug 18, Tegan rated it it was ok.egehangundogdu.com/wp-content/picek-mejor-precio.php
This is an alright read. The stories lack depth and are very brief, however a good read for young readers as themes and motifs are very obvious and can lead to great class discussions. You will begin to get into a story and then it will end. Jan 03, Rebecca Dunstan rated it it was ok. Some stories were interesting, others just plain boring. Agree with another reviewer who said the characters were two dimensional, there is no consistency or continuing themes. Jul 02, Richard rated it liked it. Apr 03, Rachel rated it it was ok.
10 Futures by Michael Pryor
Jul 27, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: What a fun book! Sep 16, Beth added it. It was slow the chapters always ended on cliffhangers and it was just plain stupid. Tara and Sam are generic and half the time you couldn't if they were brother and sister or best friends. Jun 05, Tania rated it liked it Shelves: Reading this one quickly as others want to read it.
Book 38 for May 09, Thomas Leek rated it liked it. This book was ok. I didn't really like it that much. Jan 13, Cailey Monaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: The concept is interesting but none of the futures really grabbed my attention, so it was sort of just going through the motions for me.
May 05, Brandon Mitchell rated it really liked it.
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One of my fave of books. Naomi Scarlett rated it it was ok Jul 28, Grace Rowan rated it liked it Mar 28, Judypalma rated it liked it Mar 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it Oct 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Videos About This Book. I spent my childhood in country Victoria and Melbourne before moving to Geelong at the age of I lived in Geelong until I went to university in Melbourne after secondary school.
I currently live in Melbourne with my wife Wendy and my two daughters Celeste and Ruby. Over forty of my short stories have appeared in Australia and overseas in publications such as Overland and the New South Wales School Magazine. My writing moves from literary fiction to genre Science Fiction to slapstick humour, depending on my mood.
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10 Futures by Michael Pryor
Michael has been shortlisted six times for the Aurealis Awards, has been nominated for a Ditmar award, and six of his books have been CBCA Notable Books, including three books in the Laws of Magic series. Michael's most recent books include The Chronicles of Krangor series for younger readers, The Laws of Magic series and The Extraordinaires series for older readers, as well as 10 Futures, a collection of interlinked stories imagining what our next years might be like. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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