Dystopian and Apocalyptic Literature

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This is my preset list of dystopian/utopian literature, which includes apocalyptic literature, for the purposes of this list. Feel free to vote up your recommendations and thumbs down books that are not worth reading. Keywords: dystopia, utopia, apocalypse, postapocalyptic
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54,062 membres
1,002 critiques
4
2
82,208 membres
1,274 critiques
4.2
30 Members
ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, aulsmith, PDE, merrystar, sturlington, greydoll, BLBera, alex68, Bluewolf0411, rretzler, Jarandel, Aug3Zimm, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, nicoleop, SENSpence, pan0ramix, JoyKP, dianeham, zfak102, EvolvedMan, Vit.Z, ManWithAnAgenda, allyrod113, Charon07, skid0612, midget84
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sturlington: Classic political dystopia. Mass surveillance, propaganda, historical deletion, mind control, and extreme totalitarianism. Required reading.
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54,043 membres
773 critiques
3.9
30 Members
ShelfMonkey, amz310783, ShellyS, PDE, merrystar, sturlington, thecoroner, BLBera, alex68, rretzler, Jarandel, Aug3Zimm, SonoranDreamer, cej1027, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, kara.shamy, Dreesie, nicoleop, pan0ramix, JoyKP, zfak102, EvolvedMan, klcallahan13, ManWithAnAgenda, allyrod113, Charon07, skid0612, midget84
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sturlington: Classic dystopia and counterpoint to 1984. Genetic engineering, mass consumerism, mind control, totalitarianism. Required reading.
4
42,466 membres
1,145 critiques
4.1
5
60,192 membres
889 critiques
4
27 Members
BookWallah, amz310783, ShellyS, aulsmith, PDE, merrystar, sturlington, thecoroner, greydoll, BLBera, rretzler, Jarandel, Aug3Zimm, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, kara.shamy, nicoleop, pan0ramix, JoyKP, zfak102, EvolvedMan, ManWithAnAgenda, allyrod113, Charon07, skid0612
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sturlington: Political/satirical allegory with animal characters. Propaganda and totalitarianism. Required reading.
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49,737 membres
746 critiques
½ 3.7
22 Members
BookWallah, ShellyS, PDE, sturlington, Fiamme, greydoll, BLBera, alex68, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, kara.shamy, Dreesie, nicoleop, pan0ramix, JoyKP, zfak102, allyrod113, Charon07, midget84
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sturlington: Allegorical dystopia. Castaway boys on an uninhabited island regress to savagery.
7
16,987 membres
538 critiques
3.9
8
4,603 membres
101 critiques
4.2
9
40,239 membres
1,587 critiques
4.2
10
34,509 membres
1,407 critiques
4.1
19 Members
KimarieBee, amz310783, PDE, sturlington, Fiamme, BLBera, rretzler, Jarandel, Her_Royal_Orangeness, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, kara.shamy, Verkruissen, megschristina, JoyKP, DavidCady, EvolvedMan, Rosenort, allyrod113
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sturlington: Post-apocalyptic. A man and his son wander through a desolated landscape of ashes, eking out their survival from the little that's left remaining, while trying to get... well, nowhere in particular, really.
11
19,337 membres
476 critiques
4
18 Members
hipdeep, ShelfMonkey, PDE, sturlington, thecoroner, Fiamme, alex68, rretzler, Jarandel, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, JoyKP, dianeham, zfak102, EvolvedMan, ManWithAnAgenda, flemertown, izzy45
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sturlington: Philosophical futuristic dystopia. Environmental degradation, androids, existentialism.
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17,743 membres
339 critiques
½ 3.7
17 Members
ShelfMonkey, KimarieBee, sturlington, thecoroner, alex68, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, cej1027, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, Dreesie, JoyKP, ManWithAnAgenda, TheRealLouise, Charon07, izzy45
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sturlington: Classic time travel novel. Far future dystopia in which humanity has de-evolved; also dying Earth. Required reading.
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25,929 membres
389 critiques
4
16 Members
ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, sturlington, thecoroner, Fiamme, BLBera, alex68, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, Dreesie, megschristina, JoyKP, izzy45
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sturlington: Classic futuristic dystopia written in fictional dialect. Mind control, extreme violence. Required reading.
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11,773 membres
308 critiques
3.9
17 Members
ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, aulsmith, PDE, sturlington, Fiamme, Bluewolf0411, rretzler, Jarandel, gypsysmom, ahef1963, megschristina, pan0ramix, dianeham, EvolvedMan, ManWithAnAgenda, Charon07,Her_Royal_Orangeness
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sturlington: Post-apocalyptic theological novel. Six hundred years after the Simplification -- total nuclear annihilation -- a cloister of monks in Utah preserve the little that remains of the world's knowledge, and wonder whether mankind is perpetually doomed to destroy itself.
Her_Royal_Orangeness : I've tried to read this several times and just can't get past the monk wandering around in the desert digging holes. *yawn*
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11,772 membres
781 critiques
4.1
16
22,357 membres
300 critiques
4.1
17
64,634 membres
3,491 critiques
½ 4.3
20 Members
KimarieBee, amz310783, ShellyS, sturlington, Fiamme, BLBera, eclecticdodo, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, ahef1963, Dreesie, Verkruissen, megschristina, SENSpence, JoyKP, awarren1, ManWithAnAgenda, allyrod113, flemertown, ,Her_Royal_Orangeness ,cej1027 ,Lucy_Skywalker ,DavidCady ,
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sturlington: Televised survival contests. Post-apocalyptic future America. Probably the best of the recent YA dystopias.
Her_Royal_Orangeness : "We're in a battle for our lives so why don't we go in this cave and make out for awhile?" *eyeroll*
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49,355 membres
1,795 critiques
4.2
19
10,737 membres
268 critiques
4.1
20
41,255 membres
1,049 critiques
½ 4.3
15 Members
BookWallah, aulsmith, merrystar, sturlington, Fiamme, rretzler, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, Verkruissen, nicoleop, SENSpence, JoyKP, zfak102, EvolvedMan, awarren1,Her_Royal_Orangeness ,ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Futuristic military SF with dystopian themes. Child soldiers versus aliens. First in a series.
Her_Royal_Orangeness : Homophobic and misogynistic.
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22,933 membres
939 critiques
3.8
22
13,844 membres
357 critiques
½ 3.7
23
8,157 membres
239 critiques
4.1
13 Members
ShellyS, sturlington, Fiamme, BLBera, Dilara86, Her_Royal_Orangeness, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, Verkruissen, pan0ramix, ManWithAnAgenda, allyrod113, TheRealLouise
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sturlington: Feminist dystopia. Society has completely collapsed, and a young woman is driven from her home after her neighborhood is burned and her family murdered. Despite the violence and hopelessness that surrounds her, she is determined to spread her spiritual message.
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4,900 membres
177 critiques
3.9
13 Members
SylviaC, sturlington, cataloga, Fiamme, greydoll, alex68, Bluewolf0411, rretzler, ahef1963, DavidCady, EvolvedMan, Rosenort, Charon07
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sturlington: Classic "pre-apocalyptic" novel. Nuclear devastation.
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16,673 membres
324 critiques
4.1
12 Members
ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, PDE, merrystar, SylviaC, sturlington, alex68, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, ahef1963, EvolvedMan
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sturlington: Human colonization of Mars, during which there is a nuclear war on Earth.
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8,483 membres
214 critiques
3.8
13 Members
ShellyS, merrystar, sturlington, thecoroner, BLBera, alex68, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, pan0ramix, EvolvedMan, ManWithAnAgenda, izzy45, skid0612,Verkruissen
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sturlington: Classic precursor to 1984. Required reading for serious fans of dystopian lit.
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7,481 membres
207 critiques
4
12 Members
ShelfMonkey, KimarieBee, PDE, SylviaC, sturlington, Fiamme, greydoll, Bluewolf0411, Jarandel, gypsysmom, ahef1963, Dreesie
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sturlington: Apocalyptic "cozy catastrophe". Blindness epidemic and man-eating plants.
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6,632 membres
380 critiques
4.1
12 Members
merrystar, SylviaC, sturlington, eclecticdodo, rretzler, NateK, kara.shamy, Verkruissen, JoyKP, zfak102, awarren1, allyrod113
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sturlington: Future subterranean totalitarian society. Post-apocalyptic--environmental destruction.
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45,368 membres
1,743 critiques
3.9
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23,103 membres
379 critiques
3.9
11 Members
hipdeep, ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, PDE, sturlington, alex68, rretzler, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, EvolvedMan
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sturlington: Classic cyberpunk. Required reading.
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14,097 membres
663 critiques
3.9
11 Members
ShelfMonkey, KimarieBee, sturlington, Dilara86, rretzler, cej1027, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, Dreesie, awarren1, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: YA dystopia. Conformity, personal appearance. First of a series.
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9,418 membres
636 critiques
3.9
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3,546 membres
154 critiques
3.9
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20,221 membres
398 critiques
4.1
10 Members
hipdeep, ShelfMonkey, KimarieBee, ShellyS, sturlington, Fiamme, rretzler, gypsysmom, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Cyberpunk (or post-cyberpunk).
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10,240 membres
232 critiques
3.9
11 Members
ShellyS, PDE, sturlington, Bluewolf0411, rretzler, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, pan0ramix, EvolvedMan, ManWithAnAgenda,aulsmith
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aulsmith : Clarke didn't mean this to be dystopian, just a sad evolutionary farewell.
sturlington: False utopia. Alien invasion, transhumanism.
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3,572 membres
167 critiques
3.8
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7,307 membres
363 critiques
3.9
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5,812 membres
200 critiques
½ 3.6
9 Members
sturlington, Fiamme, BLBera, rretzler, ahef1963, JoyKP, DavidCady, zfak102, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Futuristic dystopia/apocalyptic novel. Male infertility, human extinction, dictatorship. Christian allegory.
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3,078 membres
91 critiques
½ 3.6
9 Members
sturlington, thecoroner, alex68, rretzler, ahef1963, Dreesie, JoyKP, ManWithAnAgenda, flemertown
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sturlington: Feminist dystopia in which suburban housewives are replaced with robot versions of themselves by their husbands.
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25,429 membres
1,438 critiques
4
10 Members
KimarieBee, Fiamme, BLBera, rretzler, ahef1963, Dreesie, SENSpence, JoyKP, awarren1, allyrod113,sturlington ,DavidCady
Explications
sturlington : YA dystopia. Conformity, totalitarianism. First of a trilogy.
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13,059 membres
390 critiques
4.1
8 Members
sturlington, thecoroner, BLBera, alex68, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, Charon07
Explications
sturlington: Apocalyptic allegory. Blindness epidemic, extreme regression of civilization.
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4,782 membres
254 critiques
½ 3.7
8 Members
sturlington, BLBera, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, kara.shamy, pan0ramix, pieperp
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sturlington: Feminist dystopia in which women gain the power to kill with electrical shocks. Reverse gender roles.
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4,756 membres
122 critiques
3.9
8 Members
ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, PDE, SylviaC, sturlington, greydoll, gypsysmom, ahef1963
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sturlington: Post-apocalyptic dystopia. Evolution of humanity, development of telepathic powers, theological themes. YA audience.
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3,575 membres
96 critiques
4.1
8 Members
ShellyS, sturlington, BLBera, Dilara86, Her_Royal_Orangeness, gypsysmom, ManWithAnAgenda, allyrod113
Explications
sturlington: Sequel to Parable of the Sower.
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1,035 membres
106 critiques
½ 3.7
8 Members
sturlington, BLBera, rretzler, Her_Royal_Orangeness, Dreesie, dianeham, ManWithAnAgenda, pieperp
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sturlington: Futuristic dystopia. Organ harvesting, euthanasia of the aged and non-productive members of society.
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34,833 membres
791 critiques
½ 4.3
7 Members
hipdeep, sturlington, rretzler, gypsysmom, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, allyrod113
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sturlington: Comic apocalyptic novel that takes the biblical rapture as its premise.
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19,185 membres
494 critiques
½ 4.3
8 Members
hipdeep, sturlington, Fiamme, rretzler, ahef1963, NateK, Dreesie, ManWithAnAgenda,cej1027
Explications
sturlington: Alternate history with superheroes. Dystopian and apocalyptic themes.
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18,556 membres
1,280 critiques
4.1
8 Members
hipdeep, sturlington, rretzler, Dreesie, Verkruissen, dianeham, awarren1, ManWithAnAgenda,Rosenort
Explications
sturlington: Futuristic dystopia: overcrowding and escape to virtual reality. Video game-like narrative.
49
17,748 membres
683 critiques
4.1
8 Members
PDE, sturlington, BLBera, gypsysmom, kara.shamy, Dreesie, allyrod113, midget84,
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sturlington: This novel takes place in many different time periods, one of which is a mega-corporation dystopia with cloning, and another is a post-apocalyptic scenario featuring a fictional dialect.
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15,517 membres
713 critiques
4
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13,650 membres
765 critiques
4.2
8 Members
sturlington, Bluewolf0411, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963, kara.shamy, JoyKP, allyrod113, flemertown,ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
sturlington: Time travel and alternate history. Dystopia is only at the very end, as a result of changes to the timestream.
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11,699 membres
453 critiques
3.8
8 Members
sturlington, cataloga, Her_Royal_Orangeness, SonoranDreamer, kara.shamy, JoyKP, awarren1, allyrod113,ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: A mysterious dome encloses a small town and civilization regresses quickly. Strong apocalyptic themes.
53
6,244 membres
304 critiques
½ 3.7
8 Members
aulsmith, sturlington, rretzler, Jarandel, gypsysmom, Lucy_Skywalker, kara.shamy, ManWithAnAgenda,Her_Royal_Orangeness
Explications
sturlington: Futuristic biopunk dystopia. Climate change and genetic engineering.
Her_Royal_Orangeness : RapeX1000. *shudder*
54
4,164 membres
90 critiques
½ 3.7
8 Members
ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, merrystar, sturlington, greydoll, rretzler, megschristina, TheRealLouise,DavidCady
Explications
sturlington: Post-apocalyptic. When the end of America comes, what is the one thing that can bring us back from the brink of complete anarchy? That's right: the U.S. Postal Service.
55
3,435 membres
128 critiques
4
7 Members
ShellyS, aulsmith, sturlington, Dilara86, Her_Royal_Orangeness, pan0ramix, allyrod113
Explications
sturlington: Far future following an apocalypse; first contact with advanced alien species. First in a trilogy.
56
2,611 membres
70 critiques
½ 3.5
7 Members
sturlington, rretzler, SonoranDreamer, Dreesie, ManWithAnAgenda, TheRealLouise, midget84
Explications
sturlington: A utopian all-female society.
57
1,786 membres
66 critiques
3.8
7 Members
ShellyS, sturlington, rretzler, gypsysmom, dianeham, EvolvedMan, pieperp
Explications
sturlington: Post-apocalyptic novel. Cloning, loss of individuality.
58
1,539 membres
49 critiques
3.9
7 Members
sallypursell, sturlington, Her_Royal_Orangeness, SonoranDreamer, dianeham, allyrod113, TheRealLouise
Explications
sturlington: Feminist post-apocalyptic fiction. Regression of civilization, return to the wilderness.
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18,476 membres
309 critiques
3.8
6 Members
ShelfMonkey, sturlington, alex68, gypsysmom, nagasravika.bodapati, ahef1963
Explications
sturlington: Martian invasion with a strong apocalyptic tone.
60
5,605 membres
398 critiques
4
61
5,219 membres
119 critiques
4
6 Members
youthfulzombie, ShelfMonkey, sallypursell, sturlington, BlueHeaven1969, allyrod113
Explications
sturlington: Futuristic dystopia. Survival contests. One of The Bachman Books.
62
4,954 membres
144 critiques
4
6 Members
sallypursell, sturlington, Bluewolf0411, EvolvedMan, Rosenort, allyrod113
Explications
sturlington: Classic post-nuclear war apocalyptic fiction. The residents of a small Florida town, having been alerted just prior to an all-out nuclear war, must struggle with the vagaries of small-town politics after the apocalypse.
63
3,963 membres
259 critiques
3.9
6 Members
SylviaC, sturlington, rretzler, cej1027, ahef1963, Charon07
Explications
sturlington: One by one, use of different letters of the alphabet is outlawed in a fictional island country.
64
2,600 membres
150 critiques
½ 3.4
6 Members
sturlington, BLBera, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom, Dreesie, TheRealLouise
Explications
sturlington: Satirical dystopia in which people volunteer to live in a closed community where they must spend every other month in prison.
65
2,186 membres
57 critiques
½ 3.5
6 Members
sallypursell, sturlington, gypsysmom, EvolvedMan, TheRealLouise, Charon07
Explications
sturlington: Feminist spec fiction set in 4 alternate universes, two of which could be considered dystopias.
66
2,163 membres
56 critiques
4
6 Members
ShellyS, sturlington, Fiamme, Her_Royal_Orangeness, SonoranDreamer, gypsysmom
Explications
sturlington: Feminist false utopia. Post-apocalyptic matriarchal society.
67
1,814 membres
95 critiques
3.8
6 Members
hipdeep, sturlington, BLBera, gypsysmom, awarren1, pieperp
Explications
sturlington: Climate change leads to drought, collapse, and violent clashes over water in the Southwest.
68
1,549 membres
117 critiques
½ 3.5
69
6 Members
sallypursell, sturlington, gypsysmom, kara.shamy, ManWithAnAgenda, pieperp
Explications
sturlington: Collection of three novels. Two are set on alien planets. One is far-future post-apocalyptic Earth following an alien invasion.
70
9,489 membres
281 critiques
3.8
6 Members
Dilara86, cej1027, ahef1963, Dreesie, awarren1, ManWithAnAgenda,sturlington
Explications
sturlington : Sequel to Uglies.
71
9,432 membres
252 critiques
4
5 Members
ShellyS, sturlington, rretzler, gypsysmom, EvolvedMan
Explications
sturlington: Futuristic dystopia; perpetual war.
72
8,053 membres
364 critiques
4.2
73
7,304 membres
55 critiques
3.8
5 Members
ShelfMonkey, ShellyS, sturlington, gypsysmom, EvolvedMan
Explications
sturlington: Sequel to Count Zero.
74
6,347 membres
108 critiques
3.9
5 Members
KimarieBee, sturlington, gypsysmom, AlWheeler, EvolvedMan
Explications
sturlington: Alien civilization that experiences cyclical apocalypses.
75
5,908 membres
420 critiques
½ 3.4
5 Members
sallypursell, sturlington, BLBera, allyrod113, skid0612
Explications
sturlington: Technological dystopia. Social networks, loss of privacy, corporate culture.
76
5,344 membres
405 critiques
4
77
5,167 membres
434 critiques
3.8
5 Members
sturlington, rretzler, kara.shamy, awarren1, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
sturlington: YA dystopia. Technology implants.
78
4,840 membres
190 critiques
4
79
4,319 membres
70 critiques
3.9
5 Members
sallypursell, sturlington, Bluewolf0411, gypsysmom, EvolvedMan
Explications
sturlington: A comet has slammed into the Earth, destroying all governing structures, and within weeks all of the survivors have reverted to feudalism, cannibalism and worse. Fun times.
80
3,276 membres
256 critiques
3.8
5 Members
INTPLibrarian, sallypursell, sturlington, nagasravika.bodapati, Verkruissen
Explications
sturlington: People start seeing something that causes them to go violently insane.
81
2,894 membres
221 critiques
3.9
82
2,581 membres
52 critiques
3.9
5 Members
sturlington, greydoll, BLBera, allyrod113, Charon07
Explications
sturlington: A future anarchist utopia presented in contrast with present-day and (briefly) an alternate future dystopia.
83
2,124 membres
185 critiques
3.8
5 Members
ShelfMonkey, sturlington, BLBera, rretzler, gypsysmom
Explications
sturlington: Pre-apocalyptic. Imminent meteor impact causes social collapse. First in a trilogy.
84
1,584 membres
114 critiques
3.9
5 Members
aulsmith, sallypursell, sturlington, rretzler, gypsysmom
Explications
sturlington: WWII alternate history in which England goes fascist. First in a trilogy.
85
1,130 membres
61 critiques
½ 3.7
5 Members
sallypursell, sturlington, BLBera, kara.shamy, Verkruissen
Explications
sturlington: Near-future feminist dystopia in which abortion has been outlawed.
86
433 membres
17 critiques
3.8
5 Members
sturlington, Her_Royal_Orangeness, gypsysmom, EvolvedMan, pieperp
Explications
sturlington: Post-nuclear war. Once the apocalypse is over with, two women survive on a farm on the Oregon coast while trying to preserve the remainder of mankind's knowledge and sparring with the ultra-Christian religious cult down the beach.
87
22,846 membres
494 critiques
3.8
4 Members
ShelfMonkey, sturlington, SonoranDreamer, ManWithAnAgenda
Explications
sturlington: Post-apocalyptic alternate universe. Mix of western, horror and science fiction. First in a series.
88
16,457 membres
779 critiques
3.8
89
10,548 membres
190 critiques
4.2
5 Members
ShelfMonkey, eclecticdodo, rretzler, ManWithAnAgenda, TheRealLouise,sturlington
Explications
sturlington : Probably not going to read this since I saw the movie.
90
8,935 membres
143 critiques
4
5 Members
ShellyS, PDE, sturlington, NateK, JoyKP,ShelfMonkey
Explications
sturlington: Short stories, several of which have apocalyptic and dystopian themes.
91
8,318 membres
88 critiques
3.8
92
8,154 membres
222 critiques
3.8
5 Members
Dilara86, cej1027, ahef1963, awarren1, ManWithAnAgenda,sturlington
Explications
sturlington : Sequel to Pretties.
93
6,834 membres
81 critiques
½ 3.7
94
6,546 membres
197 critiques
4
6 Members
PDE, sturlington, rretzler, kara.shamy, EvolvedMan, ManWithAnAgenda,Lucy_Skywalker ,skid0612
Explications
sturlington: Alternate realities include dystopian and apocalyptic possibilities.
Lucy_Skywalker : a great book, indeed, but it's not really a dystopia
95
6,191 membres
225 critiques
4.1
4 Members
sturlington, rretzler, kara.shamy, Verkruissen
Explications
sturlington: Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
96
4,997 membres
290 critiques
3.8
4 Members
PDE, sturlington, kara.shamy, allyrod113
Explications
sturlington: The last section takes place in a dystopian post-climate change world.
97
4,664 membres
100 critiques
3.9
4 Members
sturlington, rretzler, gypsysmom, EvolvedMan
Explications
sturlington: Futuristic dystopia. Overcrowding, scarcity of natural resources.
98
4,356 membres
73 critiques
3.9
4 Members
PDE, sallypursell, sturlington, nagasravika.bodapati
Explications
sturlington: Futuristic dystopia. Environmental degradation of Earth. Miserable Martian colonies.
99
4,100 membres
266 critiques
4.1
100
3,852 membres
76 critiques
½ 3.6
4 Members
ShelfMonkey, sallypursell, sturlington, nagasravika.bodapati
Explications
sturlington: Televised survival contests in futuristic dystopia. One of The Bachman books.