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Lost in the Future by John Victor Peterson is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey that takes us beyond the boundaries of time and space. This exceptional work of science fiction captivates readers from the very first page and keeps them hooked until the very end.

The novel follows the story of Marta, a brilliant scientist who accidentally invents a time machine and finds herself transported to a dystopian future. Peterson masterfully constructs this future world, painting a vivid picture of a society on the brink of collapse, overrun by authoritarian regimes and plagued by environmental destruction.

One of the book’s major strengths is the dynamic and fleshed-out cast of characters. Marta, in particular, undergoes a compelling evolution throughout the narrative. As she navigates this strange new world, she becomes a symbol of resilience and hope, challenging not only the oppressive regime but also the ethical implications of time travel itself.

Peterson’s writing style is both eloquent and accessible, seamlessly blending descriptive prose with heart-pounding action. His narrative is filled with unexpected twists and turns, constantly keeping readers on their toes. Additionally, his attention to detail creates a rich universe that feels exceptionally authentic, making it easy for readers to fully immerse themselves in the story.

Lost in the Future also tackles thought-provoking themes such as the consequences of unchecked technological advancement and the moral responsibility we have towards future generations. The issues raised throughout the book encourage readers to reflect on our own society and the choices we make today that could impact the world of tomorrow.

While the pacing of the story is generally well-balanced, there are a few moments where the plot feels slightly rushed, leaving some questions unanswered. Nonetheless, this minor flaw does not detract from the overall power of the narrative and the impact it has on the reader.

Overall, Lost in the Future is a captivating and engrossing novel that seamlessly blends science fiction with social commentary. John Victor Peterson’s ability to create a believable and gripping future world, coupled with well-developed characters and thought-provoking themes, makes this book a must-read for fans of the genre. Prepare to be entranced and lost in the possibilities of the future!

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Did you ever wonder what might happen if mankind ever exceeded the speed of light? Here is a profound story based on that thought a story which may well forecast one of the problems to be encountered in space travel.

lost in the future

by ... John Victor Peterson

They had discovered a new planet but its people did not see them until after they had traveled on.

Albrecht and I went down in a shuttleship, leaving the stellatomic orbited pole to pole two thousand miles above Alpha Centauri's second planet. While we took an atmosphere brushing approach which wouldn't burn off the shuttle's skin, we went as swiftly as we could.

A week before we had completed man's first trip through hyperspace. We were now making the first landing on an inhabited planet of another sun. All the preliminary investigations had been made via electronspectroscopes and electrontelescopes from the stellatomic.

We knew that the atmosphere was breathable and were reasonably certain that the peoples of the world into whose atmosphere we were dropping were at peace. We went unarmed, just the two of us; it might not be wise to go in force.

We were silent, and I know that Harry Albrecht was as perplexed as I was over the fact that our all wave receivers failed to pick up any signs of radio communication whatever... Continue reading book >>

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