11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

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No one knows for sure what the next decade, century, or millennium will look like.

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.

We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.

Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations at the NYPL's site .

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