The Future Is Yours: A Novel (Hardcover)
Two best friends create a computer that can predict the future. But what they can’t predict is how it will tear their friendship—and society—apart.
“A fantastic page-turner and a future classic.”—Peter Clines, New York Times bestselling author of Paradox Bound
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If you had the chance to look one year into the future, would you?
For Ben Boyce and Adhi Chaudry, the answer is unequivocally yes. And they’re betting everything that you’ll say yes, too. Welcome to The Future: a computer that connects to the internet one year from now, so you can see who you’ll be dating, where you’ll be working, even whether or not you’ll be alive in the year to come. By forming a startup to deliver this revolutionary technology to the world, Ben and Adhi have made their wildest, most impossible dream a reality. Once Silicon Valley outsiders, they’re now its hottest commodity.
The device can predict everything perfectly—from stock market spikes and sports scores to political scandals and corporate takeovers—allowing them to chase down success and fame while staying one step ahead of the competition. But the future their device foretells is not the bright one they imagined.
Ambition. Greed. Jealousy. And, perhaps, an apocalypse. The question is . . . can they stop it?
Told through emails, texts, transcripts, and blog posts, this bleeding-edge tech thriller chronicles the costs of innovation and asks how far you’d go to protect the ones you love—even from themselves.
About the Author
Dan Frey is a professional screenwriter and the author of The Retreat. He lives in Los Angeles.
“An impossibly addictive brainteaser wrapped in a buttery popcorn kernel. One of the most engaging literary experiments since House of Leaves, The Future Is Yours played with my mind as often as it played with its own form. I finished this book in fewer minutes than there were pages.”—Aneesh Chaganty, director and co-writer of Searching and Run
“Let me tell you about your future: You’re going to love this book. A fascinating premise, brilliantly executed. The Future Is Yours is a thrilling sci-fi adventure you simply can’t put down and a masterful modern take on the epistolary novel.”—Sylvain Neuvel, author of the Themis Files series and A History of What Comes Next
“Frey has written an engaging epistolary novel about the dangers of futurecasting and the pitfalls of friendship. If we see our future, are we doomed to fulfill it? And if we fight it, what are the costs? It’s a great read.”—David S. Goyer, screenwriter of Batman Begins and showrunner of Foundation
“The Future Is Yours is an addictive puzzle box and a deeply human story about friendship and ambition. Do yourself a favor before you start this book: Get comfortable, turn off your phone, and clear your schedule. You won’t want to get up until it’s done.”—Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse
“Tightly braided . . . Sci-fi fans are sure to be entertained.”—Publishers Weekly
“The Future Is Yours is a fast-paced, highly engaging story, with characters you can’t help but grow attached to. It’s a quick read, funny, and perfect for those looking for a good techno/Sci-Fi story.”—Cinelinx
“An addictive read that kept me transfixed throughout . . . I wish every book I picked up was so entertaining.”—The BiblioSanctum