All Our Wrong Todays
- Elan Mastai
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- ISBN-10: 1410496767
- ISBN-13: 9781410496768
- Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
- 578 Pages | Hardcover
- Published/Released February 2017
- Simultaneous Publications
Film rights optioned by Paramount Pictures
You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.
Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.
But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and — maybe, just maybe — his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future — our future — is supposed to be.
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“Mastai's novel is both charming and wondrously plotted. . . . ‘Existence is not a thing with which to muck around,’ and yet that's exactly what fantastic storytelling attempts, warping reality, perception, and truth and hopefully entertaining us as well as this novel does.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Screenwriter Mastai fills his debut with vintage-sf-novel-fueled names and explanations to anticipate readers’ every question; they’ll enjoy the ride.”— Booklist
“[An] imaginative debut novel . . . Mastai has fun with all the usual conventions of time travel and its many paradoxes, and the cherry on top is his dialogue, reminiscent of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”— Publishers Weekly