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Naomi Alderman, author of the 2016 phenomenon The Power, returns with a thrilling, apocalyptic novel. In The Future, the world is ending, and the tech billionaires who played a major role in its destruction are forewarned, giving them the opportunity to escape to a bunker to save themselves while the rest of humanity perishes. But even the richest people on the planet are not immune to certain forces. In a novel that jumps through time and between perspectives, Alderman draws out the stories of the haves and the have-nots to show how the world has become what it is. The result is a nerve-wracking and sometimes hilarious narrative that raises urgent questions about technology, capitalism, and power. —Mahita Gajanan

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