Wednesday, January 2, 2013

18 predictions for the year 2013 from science fiction

At io9 Lauren Davis looked at what science fiction books, television, comics, and movies say will happen in year 2013, including:
A Second Great Depression will trigger a massive crime wave in New York City (Rivers of Gold by Adam Dunn).

Dunn's 2010 novel also imagines an economically depressed near future for the United States, with the recession snowballing into the Second Great Depression. In New York, the results are devastating; 2013 sees the city's great restaurants, hotels, and theaters closed, a shantytown erected in Central Park, and many of the city's police officers laid off, leading to a massive spike in crime.
Read about the other predictions on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue