Futuristic, Apocalyptic,
Time Travel

This is the page where you will find books written about the future. There's quite a bit of variation, but categorizing them is relatively easy. I have divided the novels into two main sections: Science Fiction and Political. Within these sections they are further divided into near future and far future. Far future, for the most part, would take place in an epoch that we won't reach in our lifetime, or many lifetimes. Near future would be the time period we are in, or nearly in, even if it was written a hundred, or hundreds of years ago. George Orwell's Nineteen-Eighty Four would be an example. The Day of the Dolphin is an example of very short-term future, written in the late sixties about the War in Vietnam, set only a few years ahead of its actual date. Apocalyptic is the end of life as we know it, either on this planet, or even the end of the cosmos or our solar system, such as H.G. Wells's The Time Machine.

Now, as for the Time Travel category, that can be either into the future, or into the past. I actually have more of the latter, at this point. This may or may not include novels where people visit a civilization that is seemingly in a different time period, depending on the nature of the story, and whether that is an important theme.

For now, I have only novels to populate this index, but will probably change at some point. When one reads as much as I do, I expect to discover just about anything. And as always, these are some great books, and I hope you check them out.

UFO (Huffington Post)

Science Fiction

Environmental Apocalypse

The House on the Borderland
Japan Sinks
The Night Land
The Time Machine
Underground Man

Apocalyptic Scene

Socio/Political

Near Future

The Day of the Dolphin
It Can't Happen Here
Make Room! Make Room!
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
The Shape of Things to Come
With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D.

Far Future

Armageddon 2419 A.D. and The Airlords of Han
Banner of Souls
The Iron Heel
Underground Man

Apocalyptic

The Last Man
Lord of the World
The Scarlet Plague
The Turning Place: Stories of a Future Past

Wormhole Collapse by Timothy Vincent

Time Travel

Into the Future

Elleander Morning
Looking Backward
Men Like Gods
The Night Land
Sphere
The Time Machine

Into the Past

Before Adam
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch
The House on the Strand
The Pellucidar Series
Timeline

Dover Publications Logo

"Doomsday Classics" is a science fiction category at Dover Publications and the above is its logo, so you can recognize them when you browse. They depict apocalyptic scenarios, many of them frighteningly real and potentially prophetic. All may be found at Dover, but many are also available as free eBooks elsewhere, which I will note.

City of Endless Night
Grave Predictions: Tales of Mankind's Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny
In the Drift
Japan Sinks
Lord of the World
The Night Land
The Night of the Long Knives
Nordenholt's Million
The Scarlet Plague
Sign of the Labrys
Underground Man

Alternate Earth

Planet Earth

Alternate Realities

Elleander Morning
In the Drift

Crystal Ball

Accidental Prophecies?

These books are not necessarily science fiction, but each one depicts a scenario that has come true, some just a hint, and others downright prophetic. And scary, too!

City of Endless Night
The Eyes of Darkness
Make Room! Make Room!
The Twentieth Day of January

Space Landscape

Collections with at least one Pertinent Story

The Country of the Blind and Other Science-Fiction Stories
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (Complete)
A Diversity of Creatures
Don't Look Now
Grave Predictions: Tales of Mankind's Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny
Great Weird Tales: 14 Stories by Lovecraft, Blackwood, Machen and Others
The King in Yellow And Other Horror Stories

Sets or Series
The Once and Future King

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