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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:1221  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Political fiction, Dystopias, Science fiction, Psychological 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:998  Date:1609 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Dystopias, Time-travel 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:322  Date:0212 - 2019  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Juvenile works, Science fiction, Science fiction, Young adult works

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The handmaid's tale

by:Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Editions:439  Date:1983 - 2019  Genre(s):Dystopias, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Dystopian fiction

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1984 : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.

Editions:1108  Date:1900 - 2026  Genre(s):Political fiction, Dystopias, Political fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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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:684  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Dystopias, Political fiction, Political fiction, Science fiction, Science 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. Nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Her longtime friend, Gale holds her at an icy distance, and Peeta has turned his back on her completely. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. -- From book jacket.

Editions:177  Date:2006 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Young adult works, Juvenile works

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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.

Editions:220  Date:1220 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Dystopian fiction

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The road

by:McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-

In this postapocalyptic novel, a father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. They sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. This book boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. It is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.--From publisher description.

Editions:215  Date:2006 - 2019  Genre(s):Robinsonades, Robinsonades, Dystopias, Apocalyptic fiction, Apocalyptic fiction

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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:469  Date:1417 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Satire, Dystopian fiction

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