Testaments- Handmaids Tale sequel coming in September 2019

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by MaxGerke01, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. MaxGerke01 Member

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  2. Danthefan28 Well-Known Member

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    Things I want to see in the sequel:

    The Sons of Jacob's formation, their ranks and power system (maybe even a flag?).

    The resistance against them.

    The status of Offred.

    And Gilead's eventual collapse and destruction.
     
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  3. MaxGerke01 Member

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    I hope she is sticking with the plot of the 1st book as opposed to the TV series. I think the book plot will probably be more interesting especially if it has an AH premise like taking place starting in the 1980's.
     
  4. HIM Dogson Rationally Royalist

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    Man, I have so many ideas for world building based on the epilogue. Can you say Marxist-Leninist-Maoist-Ceausescuist thought?
     
  5. Max Sinister Retired Myriad Club Member

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    Wait, what?
     
  6. HIM Dogson Rationally Royalist

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    The epilogue implies Ceausescu's Romania is doing something very similar to Gilead.
     
  7. Bulldoggus The Cold, Hawklike Glare of Konrad Adenauer

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    It did, back in the day, encouraging massive birthrates.
     
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  8. Max Sinister Retired Myriad Club Member

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    Yeah, but consider how that turned out.
     
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    Only because they have failed. If Eastern Bloc survived, Romania received enough support from the Soviet Union and destroyed demonstrations, it could turn into some sort of North Korea on steroids. With ever growing population. I can even see concentration camps for women and men who refuse to procreate.
     
  10. olavops Well-Known Member

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    I do not really want a Sequel. Works like "The Handmaid's Tale", "1984", Fahrenheit 451, they're about transmitting a idea, a concept of a society gone wrong somewhere.

    They're not about Worldbuilding.

    Worldbuilding and theorizing is fun as heck, and it fits perfectly with many franchises.

    But the more you scrap for details and dates and singularities of Gilead, the more you dilute it's core message that it's about the dangers of a fundamentalism everywhere.