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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:1117  Date:1609 - 2020  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Dystopias, Time-travel 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:1569  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Dystopias, Political 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:367  Date:0212 - 2020  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-

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now

Editions:476  Date:1983 - 2020  Genre(s):Dystopian fiction, Dystopias, Fantasy fiction, Science fiction, Novels

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1984 : a novel

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent -- even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101.

Editions:1139  Date:1900 - 2026  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Dystopias, Science fiction, Science 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.

Editions:240  Date:1220 - 2019  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Young adult works

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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:706  Date:1800 - 2020  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:185  Date:2006 - 2018  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 a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.

Editions:229  Date:2006 - 2019  Genre(s):Robinsonades, Robinsonades, Robinsonades, Dystopias, 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 delinquent undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior. Includes the controversial final chapter deleted from the first American edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."

Editions:500  Date:1417 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Satire, Science fiction, Dystopian fiction

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