Stephenson’s follow-up to Snow Crash won the 1996 Hugo Award for Best Novel in English-language science fiction or fantasy and the 1996 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. I’ve read so many novels from these genres that I needed a way to narrow down my list, so I’m keeping it modern. 4.33 avg rating — 6,357,752 ratings. Nebula-Award-winning author Sam J. Miller creates a remarkably astonishing and intensely dazzling story of hope in a distressing society where everything seems to fall out. religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the A self-confessed “bookaholic,” Mya Robarts magnificently crafted a story of intriguing romance set in a modern post-apocalyptic dystopian future. Loved The Hunger Games? 15. Enjoyed 1984? Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (2004)A novel of six nested stories that move from the remote nineteenth-century South Pacific to a distant, post-apocalyptic future, this book won the British Book Awards Literary Fiction Award and was adapted into a 2012 film starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.59.
by Philip K. Dick (1968)This novel about a bounty hunter tasked to find and kill rogue androids posing as humans was the inspiration for the 1982 film Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford.6. One by David Karp (1953)75. occupied by an unnamed enemy. Endless loops of thrills and suspenseful twists and turns will surface as he tries his earnest to do what’s best for his son and to afford the operation. Veronica Roth’s young adult Divergent Trilogy hits similar themes and was also adapted for the big screen. chance to escape and to survive. I will need some time to focus. War with the Newts by Karel Capek (1936)64. I just started an old dystopian novel called We. Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. These two novels blew away the competition, appearing at or near the top of almost every list. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (2011)61. Mankind was overwhelmed by a plague and Snowman is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human. This is my kind of list! Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Yet all is not as it seems, and beneath the earth a terrifying, cannibal race are lying in wait. I am such a dystopian/post-apoc whore. I remember reading the unabridged version of The Stand many years ago and just being floored by it. Global warming has caused huge sea level rises and biotechnology rules, and mega corporations - calorie companies - control food production. 1: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by. The protagonist Rick Deckard goes in pursuit of androids that have assumed human identities and the novel depicts a segment of his life. In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Now it has occurred, obliterating most Could you survive on your own, her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, Wells (1910)75. Guess I need to fix that!Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. But seriously though- Battle Royale sounds like something I'd like. He is willing to do everything that he can to save his son from the wrath of the modern world, even to the extent of making his son white by undergoing a medical procedure to hide his true identity.
My daughter and you could talk though, because I see a few of her all time favorite books on this list. Doing everything to split men and women and keep them apart and crushing the notion of freedom at the same time, the Party’s omniscience makes for a compelling read and a fight against governmental control. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick (1974)This novel about a world-famous talk-show host who wakes up one morning to discover that he has become anonymous in a totalitarian society where lack of identification is a crime won the 1975 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.53. Dystopians can be so interesting to read, and you picked some of my favourites like Unwind and The Handmaid's Tale. Here is the story of Case, a burnt-out software cowboy forced to do one last job in the infinite bytes of cyberspace.
Such a reality is often governed by manipulative states that aim for omnipotence and total control over their inhabitants.
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963)21. 50 Essential Non-Fiction Books (You'll Actually Read), 100 (Fiction) Books to Read in a Lifetime, by William F. Nolan andÂ George Clayton Johnson, Inventory, Repricing and Order Management. I've only read The Hunger Games. Are we suckers for punishment? In a technologically-advanced future humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order. The Holy Machine by Chris Beckett (2004)George Smiling falls in love with a robot prostitute named Lucy and must flee from both the hyperrational city-state Illyria and the religious fundamentalist Reaction. Ballard (1975)75. This is a good list. George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a novel that allegorizes and alludes to the political prelude of the Russian Revolution and Stalinism. A bleak vision of a post-apocalyptic America: a land where no hope remains.
I have read some of these- obviously The Hunger Games, which started my love affair. Set in a terrible post-apocalyptic dystopian world, “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller follows a story of a man who is living alone in a hangar of an airplane. Isherwood Williams, one of the few survivors, returns from a wilderness field trip to discover that civilization has vanished during his absence. Along the way, she meets an AgriGen’s Calorie Man, who is going undercover as a factory manager. I consider Lowry’s book the standard for young adult dystopian fiction, and it continues to inspire my work decades later. Global warming has melted the ice caps and primordial jungles have overrun a tropical London. laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter
Contagious by Jacqueline Druga (2014)75. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (2009)The story of a company man searching for a secret Thai seedbank and an engineered “windup” girl in a world where calories are currency and bioterrorism is rampant, this novel won the 2010 Nebula Award and 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel, as well as the 2010 Locus Award for Best First Novel.41. Maybe we find comfort in the reminder that yes, things could be worse. I have Unwind to read, but it's been on my Kindle forever. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. And The Hunger Games sucked me right in. A second American Civil War and a devastating plague - a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has... City of Bohane. inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible. I adore your list! The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951)73. Aren't all dystopian well ...modern? I thought I was the only one that read House of the Scorpion, so underrated! With no job, no money, no way out, and a young daughter in need of proper medical attention, he must turn to the only possibility of striking it rich: participating in a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive. However, from that terrifying nightmares come a powerful unification of mankind’s resistance to retreat and save the world from crumbling. }()); What is it about dystopian fiction that keeps readers going back for more? As power fails, and systems fail, the farm Offred can remember the years before, when she But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. “Severance,” tells a story of a millennial drone self-withdrawn and hiding in an office tower in Manhattan. The story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles, and Calvin.
The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. For decades, writers from H.G. isResponsive = true; Dystopian fiction has been around since the 19th century. Seismologists had predicted the disaster...but no one listened. After the Event by T.A. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. WELL my TBR just grew a ton. She doesn’t remember anything, yet they told her her name and how she ended up on the hospital bed. Walk." of death. 56. Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Nova Express by William S. Burroughs (1964)75. To most people around him, Matt is not a boy, I just read a book called The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig and apparently people are comparing it to The Stand so guess I better read The Stand, huh? her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because It has been on my TBR for years! Offred is a But lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the U.S. Honorable Mention. However, she has doubts about him. Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department Honestly, I love them and I don't get why they've fallen out of favor. Williams (2014). that will alter Earth as we know it. all of that is gone now. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville's blood. The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.