4 Dystopian Books Set in 2019 & What They Got Wrong

4 Dystopian Books Set in 2019 & What They Got Wrong

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Since everyone figured the world would end in 2012, what did writers and directors care if their 2019 predictions were incorrect? Clearly, the logic was this: if everyone’s dead in the Mayan apocalypse, no one can tell us that vampires DON’T farm humans for blood in the year 2019. However, now that we’re in 2019, we can definitively say there’s been a delightful lack of blood farming, but that doesn’t actually mean this year won’t be apocalyptic. (After all, there was also no blood farming in 2018, which is about the only good thing we can say for it.) These four futuristic worlds got …

4 Dystopian Books Set in 2019 & What They Got Wrong

4 Dystopian Books Set in 2019 & What They Got Wrong

Book Culture

Since everyone figured the world would end in 2012, what did writers and directors care if their 2019 predictions were incorrect? Clearly, the logic was this: if everyone’s dead in the Mayan apocalypse, no one can tell us that vampires DON’T farm humans for blood in the year 2019. However, now that we’re in 2019, we can definitively say there’s been a delightful lack of blood farming, but that doesn’t actually mean this year won’t be apocalyptic. (After all, there was also no blood farming in 2018, which is about the only good thing we can say for it.) These four futuristic worlds got …

Get Ready for Ryan Gosling in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Get Ready for Ryan Gosling in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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It’s been a while since Ryan Gosling has graced our screens. Okay, it hasn’t even been a year but in Gosling-deprivation time that is a while.    Based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner has been beloved by sci-fi fans since its release in 1982. Now it’s about to get a whole new following with its long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049.   Dick’s novel is a fairly quick read, but there is a deep mythos behind it. The original Blade Runner didn’t touch much on the off-world colonies or widespread destruction in Dick’s book but based on what we’ve …