Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny

Time is a weapon wielded by the rich, who have excess of it, against the rest, who must trade every breath of it against the promise of another day’s food and shelter. What kind of world have we made, where human beings can live centuries if only they can afford the fix? What kind of creatures have we become? The same as we always were, but keener.

In the ancient heart of Oxford University, the ultra-rich celebrate their vastly extended lifespans. But a few surprises are in store for them. From Nina and Alex, Margo and Fidget, scruffy anarchists sharing living space with an ever-shifting cast of crusty punks and lost kids. And also from the scientist who invented the longevity treatment in the first place.

Everything Belongs to the Future is a bloody-minded tale of time, betrayal, desperation, and hope that could only have been told by the inimitable Laurie Penny.

4 stars

Copy provided by in exchange for an honest review.

quotation-marks-leftMoney and justice are all about whose lies are the strongest.

This year I wanted to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading.  So this book sounded like something that could help me get to branch out. I’m glad I read it because not only did it hold it my interest, but it has me wanting to read more like it!

This is a dystopia set in Oxford in the year 2098. In the future there is a drug is developed that maintains youth. It is very expensive so of course, only the rich can afford it.

Now if you have something this wanted and coveted people are going to want to get their hands on it. By any means necessary.

It was well written and flowed easily from page to page.

What really stood out to me and grabbed my attention is how the rich have stolen time to elongate their lives while normal people who can’t afford it, have to cherish every minute that they get. It’s also sticking out me that this could easily really happen in the future. Obviously when we are dead and gone, but still think about it. Even though this was short, it was a great read and gave me plenty to think about!

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