Contest — The Best and the Worst of the Far Future

Dellani Oakes’ new novel, Lone Wolf is set in the year 3032. To celebrate the release of Lone Wolf, Dellani is sponsoring a contest. All you have to do is answer these questions: What do you think will be the best thing in the future? What will be the worst thing?

Post your ideas of the best and the worst of the far future here on the blog or send them to: The person with the most intriguing ideas, to be determined by Dellani Oakes, will win a signed copy of Lone Wolf. Deadline for entries is September 15, 2011. The contest is open to anyone, but if the winner resides outside the United States, the prize will be a coupon for a free ebook download in the format of your choice. So . . . tell us what you think.


Lone Wolf: The year is 3032 and mankind has expanded far beyond Earth’s galaxy. Matilda Dulac is a member of the Galactic Mining Guild. With her lover, Marc Slatterly, she works in a small mining ship in deep space. Their well ordered life if suddenly thrown into chaos when one miner arrives with a load of Trimagnite, a highly toxic liquid ore. Enter the Lone Wolf. Wil VanLipsig, known as the Lone Wolf, arrives to take the Trigmagnite off their hands. Is it a coincidence for him to show up on Marc’s ship years after Marc thought he’d killed Wil? Or is this the beginning of something far more insidious? Lone Wolf is the first book in a new science fiction series by Dellani Oakes.


Click here to read the first chapter of: Lone Wolf by Dellani Oakes


An adopted Floridian who fell in love with its culture-both modern and historical-Dellani is a happily married mother of four, substitute teacher and former English teacher. When she isn’t being one of the above, she is an avid writer, spending every possible moment immersed in her other worlds. Indian Summer is her only historical romance, but she also has written a series of futuristic romance novels, contemporary romances and short stories. Dellani’s interests include reading, going to the beach, listening to all kinds of music and cooking.


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19 responses to “Contest — The Best and the Worst of the Far Future

  1. Technology will be at its best and that is the good part, worst part will be how much we will be controlled by the government. Our lives will be monitored. Big Brother gone way to viral. population will be out of control and a wee bit Logans runnish.

  2. Sukhendu Dewan

    OMG! I didn’t know you write Sci-Fi! Man! I can’t wait to read “Lone Wolf”… I’m thinking about the best/worst things in the future… I’ll post it in the future 🙂

  3. The best? It will be quiet. Work from home. Shop from home. Meetings and movies by computer. No-one’s outside because outside’s just not hospitable. Food grown in domes to keep the genetic engineering from being stolen. Population implodes because not meeting means not greeting, not falling in love–it’s all cyber now… And the worst? It will be very, very quiet.

  4. the bad part will be that we will have finally killed ourselves off–which will also be the good part. The earth will be quiet, except for the roaring of the various mutated survivors during mating season! 😉

  5. The best part of a far future will be a seemingly utopia society. Hunger and most diseases will have been eradicated due to man expanding into earth type planetoids. Life expectancy has tripled however, the birth rate has dropped well below the norm. The worst part of far future will be that after a person has lived beyond 200 years they are automatically destined to be exterminated. This does not matter if the person is still a viable part of society. It applies to everyone, it is not a respecter of intellect,social status, wealth, or political status. Certain sects have broken off from this belief system and conflict has ensued. War is imminent. Scientists are working feverishly to increase birth rate while decreasing life expectancy.To bring a natural balance back to mankind.

  6. Well, let’s see, the best thing in the future will definitely be the greatly extended and possibly even infinite life spans brought on by medical advances. I’m certain the worst thing will be the mass suicides brought on by the boredom caused by the greatly extended or infinite life spans 🙂

  7. Susan O'Shields

    The worst part is the horrible destruction humankind will have inflicted upon the earth. Mountains will be leveled to get at the minerals beneath, the water will be poisoned, the flora and fauna will be mutated by our nasty pollutions.

    The best part? I won’t be around to suffer through it.

    Is my answer too dark, do you think?

  8. Sherri

    The best thing is in the future Jesus will have returned to earth for His followers, I will be in heaven along with other Christians celebrating our Savior’s love for us. The worst thing would be all the people who refused to believe in His existence that are now in hell suffering due to their unbelief.

  9. Georgiann H.

    T he best would be the technical advances made the worst would of the prices

  10. Lindsey

    The best will be the technological advances but in some ways it’s also the worst, especially for tech-y nerds like me. 😉 I have a hard time dragging myself away from the computer and get pretty excited about the new things that are released over time.

  11. The best part will be that people will know that what is important is relationships–with God and with others.Technology will have advanced so much that the people who lived in third world countries in the previous centuries will have the same access to clean water and sanitation and healthy food and medications as people in the developed countries. The worst part will be the lack of privacy and less personal freedom.

  12. davina gregson

    The best thing would be the advances made in Chocolate flavours! The worst thing would be computers that can think for themselves.

  13. The best for our future is to adhere to… The Declaration of Independence
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
    ” United we stand”
    The worst: “Divided We Fall”

  14. The Best: Everything will be computerized and/or done by robots. Nobody will have to work at anything, even raising our children will be done by robots. Everybody will have the same as everybody else and money will become obsolete.

    The Worst: Everything will be computerized and/or done by robots. Nobody will have to work at anything, even raising our children will be done by robots. Everybody will have the same as everybody else and money will become obsolete.

  15. The best part will be the ability to have such creature comforts as food and sex just the way you want them. The bad part will be that all those pleasures will be by means of electronic stimulation. Real life will be brutish and meaningless but won’t be short.

  16. dellanioakes

    Thank you all for your great replies! I’ll be reading them and deciding today! I apologize for the delay, my brain was a day behind.

  17. dellanioakes

    The winner of the FREE copy of “Lone Wolf” is Betina Blanford! Congratulations Betina for having such a great answer to my contest question!

  18. Rod Marsden

    In the future technology will aid humanity in a more positive way of dealing with climate change. It is, however, because the powers that be fail, as I write, to see the elephant in the room as Dick Smith puts it (over population) nothing real and lasting can ever be done. Whatever advancements in technology can do to shore up the effects of climate change will be undone by population growth. There will be more wars over food and water. Right now the food basket of India is suffering water shortages in part because a percentage of this water is being bottled and sent to the USA. The poor countries will continue to get poorer by selling off their natural resources to the wealthier countries. Religion will pay a stronger and greater role in the destruction of the environment and the starvation of millions. Religions created around a time when humans on the planet could be counted in the thousands cannot understand let alone cope with a world where humans are in the billions. Space craft like so many Noah’s arks might save humanity by sending a portion of humanity out into the void to colonize other planets. This, however, constitutes wishful thinking.

  19. Rod Marsden

    Congratulations to Betina. I knew I was late getting this in but I thought I would have my say anyway. Good luck, Dellani with Lone Wolf.

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