All science fiction writers, whether they admit it or not, are writing metaphorically about the present. To extrapolate the future is really to comment on the now … The job of a science fiction writer, historically, has been to understand how technology and social factors interact.
– Cory Doctorow
George has a beautiful wife, Jane, and two kids, Elroy and Judy. He has a job and a comfortable middle-class life. By the way, George lives in the future.
He drives his family in a fold-up spaceship. Elroy attends Little Dipper School, a free-floating hovering platform, and ...