Keep your eyes on the road.
Well, that was the least bleak of the one's I've seen. Geeezzz. Bunch of god damned dystopians. I've a mind to write one that's all fresh food, song, dance and craft, the survivors all happy the king is dead, magic and mystery everywhere....
Damn that was good. Rustpunk futurism. Absolutely inspired.
I liked it. At least your descibed people were still alive, seem to be free, and getting by. Coulda been a tad longer, but the end still made me cry.
Fun read, though not a fun future to contemplate living in! Now to read your competition! Judging from other comments, it looks like it only gets bleaker from here. 🤯 Anyway, great writing!
Loved it. Wanted more. Look forward to the sequel.
This is good.
Maybe a little optimistic :)
But good. Nice job, Mark.
This was good. Very evocative of a book I read ages ago... A World Lit Only By Fire? Very evocative. Pretty high chances this tracks with the future we will end up getting.
Read four or five out of six. This was the best by far. Nothing to do with the quality of the predictions. Predicting the future is a loser's game (and I say this as a science fiction writer. I myself never predict, I just ask "What if?"). This piece crushes it on the strength of sheer stylistic chops, which should tell us something important about predictions: they are only ever as convincing as their author is good at writing.
BTW just busting yer balz a bit.
OK, just kill me now all right!
Great writing - dismal future.
Entertaining as always!
Mark, will be linking all six articles today in a special edition of https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/
Will be reading all over the next few days when I get some time.