This entry is all thanks to Heather, who cleaned out a bookstore shelf and found a treasure trove of PROGNOSTICATION. To heck with groundhogs and the weather and what's going to happen in publishing next.
We need to know about the future, the weather of the distant future, the role of women in the distant future, and, most importantly, the COLOR SCHEMES of the future. And so, I happily present:
Women of the Future: A coloriffic overview! (Please imagine that said in a Very Deep and Impressive Voice).
Most of these books took place in the faraway future or a distant fantasyland. I see the covers as efforts to predict the future, old-skool style, and behold, they are amazing.
Heather wrote, “I've noticed that time travel/futuristic books really hog the market share of fuchsia for the more recent books.” Yes, that is most certainly true. In fact, I think the overabundance of fuchsia, teal, and cinnamon skies indicate that the firmament to come will be Technicolor indeed.
Imagine what'll happen when she sets fire to the rain!
But what will we women be doing? What will life be like? Oh, the questions! Lucky for us, Heather's discovery of the Romances that Possibly Predicts the World to Come gives us a peek.
Forget hybid cars – we'll have pegasus conveyances to drive us to the Ren Faire! That's awesome.
But what will sex be like in the future?
Wait a minute….
Moon of Desire? Warrior Moon? And THREE books that proclaim “Love in another time, another place?”
Sounds like a lot of Backside in the Future, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
And yet, look, most of the women on the covers appear to be sleeping:
Now how in the world are we going to sleep through that?!