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In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne
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In the Year 2889

35 ratings, 13 reviews

In the Year 2889 is a long short story written 120 years ago about a time a 1000 years in the future, and probably not by Jules Verne, but rather his son, Michel. Whew! It portrays the fast-paced life of the editor of the world's largest newspaper in Centropolis, formerly New York City.

Some have compared the piece to an episode of the Jetsons, complete with a mechanical clothes dresser that helps the protagonist get ready for work. In addition to being short, this reading is also light, so it's a good quick subway read. Do so on your iPad and you'll feel like you've gone all Back to the Future.

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George Paolini

March 02, 2014

I am humbled by mans ability, his creativity, his ability to think outside the box. I enjoyed this book as I enjoyed a similar book - 1984-


Vladimir Vashenko

December 14, 2013

I read the book, and for me the book wasn't as interesting like. I thought it would be if I was to rate the book on the scale from 1 to 10 I'd give it a 4 or a 5 because it lacks suspense and/or action


Wm Barry Turner

May 17, 2013

The story took some major imagination. Over all,more of a development or a beginning for a potential longer story. Still an interesting read


Troy King

May 03, 2013

I found myself wondering what Verne would have imagined for 2889 if he were alive today and could see that technogology has progressed much quicker than he fortold. This story was a quick read, imaginative for the time, and leaves me with an inquisitive feeling of what the actual year 2889 might be like.


Aung Hein

December 25, 2012

Great imigination.


Kyle White

September 27, 2012

This book was top dog son iwas like diggen this chizzle son u no i wood bet my chainz. That yhat my dogs my homiez wood read this fiz



June 27, 2012

Absolutely brilliant! Leaves me wondering what he would say if he could see the world today only 123 years after this was written.


Michael Williams

June 17, 2012

Brilliant book. Fantastically written! The way he has created the story is astonishing. Great, absolutely great,


Jon Stuart

May 10, 2012

To short for the content


Laura Witcher

March 30, 2012

So many things predicted! Interesting to see how the future was imagined back then!


Michael Philp

March 22, 2012

I found it fascinating to see how Jules Vern imagined things would be in a thousand years, it is also amazing how far we have come since 1889. Defiantly worth a read. It is good for getting perspective about when we came from, where we are, and what the future holds. What will 2889 really be like?


Patrick Keenan

February 06, 2012

Predicts fax machines, newspapers changing formats and Skype, but lacks any purpose and its cutesy tone manages to cloy very early on. That's not to say it isn't worth a look, as it will certainly be a quick read...


Melinda Jansson

August 05, 2011

Very good short read. It's interesting to see how they imagined it would be in 1000 years and know that we have already made quite a lot of what is described only 120 years after this was written, although in many ways we have found other solutions to accomplish the same thing.