Which book's setting will the US most resemble in 20 years?

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Dhalgren by Samuel Delany or Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler?

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Parable of the Sower 3
Other (talk about your super likely future dystopia novel below) 2
Dhalgren 0

crystal-brained yogahead (map), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 02:15 (six months ago) link

Tom Watson's 'The House', obviously.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 09:44 (six months ago) link

Riddley Walker, but that might be optimistic.
& compressing the timescale .
BUt the Fox news watchers version of reality might rival the distortion.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 10:17 (six months ago) link

None of them. Dystopias are usually a bad way of imagining the future.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 11:03 (six months ago) link

I sure hope that Christopher Brown's Rule of Capture won't turn out to be very prophetic in the long run, but so far its extrapolation is proving more relentlessly plausible every day---talked about it recently on Rolling Speculative etc.

dow, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 00:43 (six months ago) link

voted Butler

sleeve, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 00:45 (six months ago) link

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System, Sunday, 14 June 2020 00:01 (five months ago) link

War With the Newts

Greetings from CHAZbury Park (Lily Dale), Sunday, 14 June 2020 00:02 (five months ago) link

We're already well on our way to Parable of the Sower. The Dhalgren world is a bit too reliant on the supernatural, unexplainable elements, whereas you could remove that stuff from Parable and still have mostly the same story.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 14 June 2020 04:39 (five months ago) link

I voted Parable of the Sower, but only because this wasn't an option:

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Sunday, 14 June 2020 14:56 (five months ago) link

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System, Monday, 15 June 2020 00:01 (five months ago) link

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