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Nineteen eighty-four : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Eternal warfare is the price of bleak prosperity in this satire of totalitarian barbarism.

Editions:715  Date:1800 - 2014  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Dystopias, Science fiction, Science fiction

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The time machine

by:Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

Annotation‡bH.G. Wells' The Time Machine, from 1895, popularized the idea of a vehicle that allows its user to travel intentionally and selectively across time, and indeed Wells is credited with coining the very term "time machine." The Time Traveler of this novella tests his time machine with a leap forward to the year 802,701 A.D., to find that evolution has produced two very different post-human races - the peaceful and childlike fruit-eating Eloi and the Morlocks - pale, darkness-dwelling troglodites who operate the underground machinery that makes this seeming paradise possible.

Editions:1110  Date:1609 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Dystopias, Science fiction, Science fiction

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The giver

by:Lowry, Lois

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Editions:289  Date:1993 - 2016  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Juvenile works, Science fiction, Science fiction, Young adult works

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Brave new world revisited

by:Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

The author examines the prophetic fantasy of his novel "Brave New World" and compares his predictions for the future with our actual world.

Editions:505  Date:1932 - 2015  Genre(s):Science fiction, Dystopias, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Political fiction

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Catching fire

by:Collins, Suzanne

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Editions:167  Date:2006 - 2016  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Young adult works

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A clockwork orange

by:Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993

Told through a central character, Alex, the disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism. A modern classic of youthful violence and social redemption set in a dismal dystopia whereby a juvenile deliquent undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior.

Editions:606  Date:1417 - 2016  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Satire, Dystopian fiction

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The Hunger Games

by:Collins, Suzanne

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone fighting against you? Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death -- televised for all of Panem to see. Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love. - Publisher.

Editions:84  Date:1465 - 2014  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Science fiction, Science fiction, Dystopian fiction

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The matrix

by:Wachowski, Lilly, 1967-

Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts unmatched by the drab post-apocalyptic real world, while Agent Smith (Weaving) dismisses humans as "a plague"--For which non-organic life is "the cure."

Editions:458  Date:1948 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Science fiction films, Science fiction films, Dystopian films

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The maze runner

by:Dashner, James, 1972-

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

Editions:136  Date:2008 - 2016  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Divergent

by:Roth, Veronica

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Editions:212  Date:2011 - 2016  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Juvenile works, Young adult works, Science fiction, Science fiction

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