Days of Future Found by Mary Wark
eBook review copy; 330 pages
Days of Future Found by Mary Wark is a recommended dystopian novel.
In the year 2039 Ella lives in a climate-protected complex. She is an
active senior who appears to be aging at half the normal rate as her
peers, according to the Longevity
Institute who has been tracking her for years. Her friend has told her
to start noticing that older citizens seem to be quietly disappearing.
While her friend seems to think there is some nefarious activity going
on, Ella isn't sure. She does know that she'd like to break out of her
narrow life. When the Institute offers her a trip to Florida at the same
time her friend will be going there, Ella accepts the invitation and
the two expect to uncover more information about what may be going on
with senior citizens.
This is an uncomplicated dystopian and climate change fiction with a
narrative that is easy to read and follow. The chapters follow four
different characters, with the focus being on Ella. The scare that the
Longevity Institute could be up to no good and may be planning to use
Ella's bodily fluids or body to make longevity drugs for others never
feels like a real threat and danger never seems imminent. While a
changed future is presented, the changes presented are assumed and never
Wark presents a comfortable cli-fi dystopian with a focus on older
rather than younger characters. This is published by Silverreads, an
indie imprint for releasing Wark's future forward fiction and is also a
site for older readers to gather and review books.
My review copy was courtesy of Silverreads.