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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:745  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Dystopias, Political fiction, Political fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Brave new world

by:Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963

Six hundred years into the future, humans are bred by cloning, and "mother" and "father" are forbidden words. Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.

Editions:1708  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Dystopias, Science fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Political 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:1091  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, a position shared by only one other in his community, and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Editions:324  Date:0212 - 2017  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Science fiction, Young adult works

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The handmaid's tale

by:Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its world, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm façade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best"--Jacket.

Editions:451  Date:1982 - 2017  Genre(s):Dystopias, Dystopian fiction, Dystopian fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy 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:237  Date:1220 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Young adult works, Juvenile works, Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Catching fire

by:Collins, Suzanne

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol wants revenge ... and President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe!

Editions:175  Date:1466 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Young adult works, Juvenile 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:542  Date:1417 - 2017  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Satire, 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:490  Date:1948 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content.  Genre(s):Feature films, Science fiction films, Science fiction films, Drama, Science fiction 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:149  Date:2008 - 2016  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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