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Dystopian and Apocalyptic Literature

Description : This is my preset list of dystopian 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, apocalypse

Membres: 64 membres participants (tout afficher)

Tous les membres de la liste: [1] 2 3 4Classement: Score | Titre | Auteur | Date
1
45,696 membres, 890 critiques
4.02 étoiles (4.02 étoiles)

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sturlington (49): Futuristic philosophical dystopia. Loss of freedom of speech, mass consumerism, totalitarianism and extreme censorship. Required reading.

2
35,978 membres, 1,036 critiques
4.11 étoiles (4.11 étoiles)

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sturlington (50): Classic feminist dystopia. Totalitarianism, infertility, theocracy. Required reading.

3
47,404 membres, 672 critiques
3.95 étoiles (3.95 étoiles)

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sturlington (40): Classic dystopia and counterpoint to 1984. Genetic engineering, mass consumerism, mind control, totalitarianism. Required reading.

4
70,417 membres, 1,151 critiques
4.24 étoiles (4.24 étoiles)

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sturlington (37): Classic political dystopia. Mass surveillance, propaganda, historical deletion, mind control, and extreme totalitarianism. Required reading.

5
50,979 membres, 773 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

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sturlington (39): Political/satirical allegory with animal characters. Propaganda and totalitarianism. Required reading.

6
43,090 membres, 681 critiques
3.71 étoiles (3.71 étoiles)

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sturlington (22): Allegorical dystopia. Castaway boys on an uninhabited island regress to savagery.

7
33,746 membres, 1,479 critiques
4.17 étoiles (4.17 étoiles)

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sturlington (115): Classic example of a children's dystopia, one of the few on this list.

8
30,589 membres, 1,333 critiques
4.06 étoiles (4.06 étoiles)

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sturlington (60): 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.… (plus d'informations)

9
15,390 membres, 494 critiques
3.95 étoiles (3.95 étoiles)

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sturlington (57): Futuristic biopunk dystopia leading to an apocalypse. First of a trilogy.

10
3,501 membres, 67 critiques
4.28 étoiles (4.28 étoiles)

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sturlington (61): Biblical apocalypse, epidemic of human-engineered virus, showdown between good and evil.

11
22,962 membres, 357 critiques
4 étoiles (4 étoiles)

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sturlington (45): Classic futuristic dystopia written in fictional dialect. Mind control, extreme violence. Required reading.

12
16,888 membres, 439 critiques
3.95 étoiles (3.95 étoiles)

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sturlington (47): Philosophical futuristic dystopia. Environmental degradation, androids, existentialism.

13
15,791 membres, 310 critiques
3.73 étoiles (3.73 étoiles)

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sturlington (33): Classic time travel novel. Far future dystopia in which humanity has de-evolved; also dying Earth. Required reading.

14
8,514 membres, 658 critiques
4.1 étoiles (4.1 étoiles)

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sturlington (62): Flu pandemic wipes out most of the population.

16
10,326 membres, 281 critiques
3.95 étoiles (3.95 étoiles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): I've tried to read this several times and just can't get past the monk wandering around in the desert digging holes. *yawn*

sturlington (41): 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.… (plus d'informations)

17
9,020 membres, 223 critiques
4.15 étoiles (4.15 étoiles)

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sturlington (46): False utopia/anarchism.

18
20,145 membres, 261 critiques
4.11 étoiles (4.11 étoiles)

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sturlington (42): Satirical apocalyptic novel.

19
11,844 membres, 312 critiques
3.68 étoiles (3.68 étoiles)

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sturlington (23): WWII alternate history dystopia. Fascist US.

20
5,837 membres, 176 critiques
4.04 étoiles (4.04 étoiles)

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sturlington (55): 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.… (plus d'informations)

21
54,120 membres, 3,334 critiques
4.32 étoiles (4.32 étoiles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): "We're in a battle for our lives so why don't we go in this cave and make out for awhile?" *eyeroll*

sturlington (117): Televised survival contests. Post-apocalyptic future America. Probably the best of the recent YA dystopias.

22
36,787 membres, 990 critiques
4.31 étoiles (4.31 étoiles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Homophobic and misogynistic.

sturlington (116): Futuristic military SF with dystopian themes. Child soldiers versus aliens. First in a series.

23
6,476 membres, 185 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

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sturlington (11): Apocalyptic "cozy catastrophe". Blindness epidemic and man-eating plants.

24
4,371 membres, 161 critiques
3.85 étoiles (3.85 étoiles)

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sturlington (101): Classic "pre-apocalyptic" novel. Nuclear devastation.

25
37,009 membres, 1,653 critiques
3.92 étoiles (3.92 étoiles)

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sturlington (119): Sequel to Catching Fire.

26
20,555 membres, 335 critiques
3.92 étoiles (3.92 étoiles)

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sturlington (25): Classic cyberpunk. Required reading.

27
20,009 membres, 882 critiques
3.81 étoiles (3.81 étoiles)

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sturlington (26): Alternate history dystopia. Cloning and organ harvesting.

28
7,227 membres, 196 critiques
3.86 étoiles (3.86 étoiles)

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sturlington (63): Classic precursor to 1984. Required reading for serious fans of dystopian lit.

29
2,942 membres, 146 critiques
3.94 étoiles (3.94 étoiles)

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sturlington (59): Sequel to The Year of the Flood.

30
14,543 membres, 282 critiques
4.04 étoiles (4.04 étoiles)

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sturlington (24): Human colonization of Mars, during which there is a nuclear war on Earth.

31
12,440 membres, 622 critiques
3.91 étoiles (3.91 étoiles)

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sturlington (121): YA dystopia. Conformity, personal appearance. First of a series.

32
8,277 membres, 596 critiques
3.89 étoiles (3.89 étoiles)

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sturlington (27): Vampire apocalypse. First in a trilogy.

33
5,319 membres, 325 critiques
4.1 étoiles (4.1 étoiles)

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sturlington (120): Future subterranean totalitarian society. Post-apocalyptic--environmental destruction.

34
18,117 membres, 350 critiques
4.1 étoiles (4.1 étoiles)

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sturlington (31): Cyberpunk (or post-cyberpunk).

35
8,965 membres, 204 critiques
3.93 étoiles (3.93 étoiles)

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aulsmith (0): Clarke didn't mean this to be dystopian, just a sad evolutionary farewell.

sturlington (122): False utopia. Alien invasion, transhumanism.

36
6,550 membres, 344 critiques
3.92 étoiles (3.92 étoiles)

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sturlington (58): Sequel to Oryx and Crake.

37
5,165 membres, 193 critiques
3.57 étoiles (3.57 étoiles)

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sturlington (43): Futuristic dystopia/apocalyptic novel. Male infertility, human extinction, dictatorship. Christian allegory.

38
3,007 membres, 149 critiques
3.85 étoiles (3.85 étoiles)

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sturlington (28): Sequel to The Passage.

39
19,956 membres, 1,363 critiques
4.01 étoiles (4.01 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): YA dystopia. Conformity, totalitarianism. First of a trilogy.

40
4,061 membres, 105 critiques
3.91 étoiles (3.91 étoiles)

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sturlington (44): Post-apocalyptic dystopia. Evolution of humanity, development of telepathic powers, theological themes. YA audience.

41
2,671 membres, 75 critiques
4.05 étoiles (4.05 étoiles)

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sturlington (56): Sequel to Parable of the Sower.

42
2,631 membres, 75 critiques
3.6 étoiles (3.6 étoiles)

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sturlington (123): Feminist dystopia in which suburban housewives are replaced with robot versions of themselves by their husbands.

43
17,197 membres, 469 critiques
4.32 étoiles (4.32 étoiles)

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sturlington (124): Alternate history with superheroes. Dystopian and apocalyptic themes.

44
13,489 membres, 668 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

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sturlington (114): Zombie apocalypse.

45
11,550 membres, 364 critiques
4.07 étoiles (4.07 étoiles)

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sturlington (130): Apocalyptic allegory. Blindness epidemic, extreme regression of civilization.

46
9,969 membres, 423 critiques
3.83 étoiles (3.83 étoiles)

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sturlington (34): A mysterious dome encloses a small town and civilization regresses quickly. Strong apocalyptic themes.

47
5,498 membres, 274 critiques
3.75 étoiles (3.75 étoiles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): RapeX1000. *shudder*

sturlington (112): Futuristic biopunk dystopia. Climate change and genetic engineering.

48
3,405 membres, 212 critiques
3.76 étoiles (3.76 étoiles)

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sturlington (102): Feminist dystopia in which women gain the power to kill with electrical shocks. Reverse gender roles.

49
2,676 membres, 89 critiques
4.04 étoiles (4.04 étoiles)

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sturlington (8): Far future following an apocalypse; first contact with advanced alien species. First in a trilogy.

50
29,949 membres, 705 critiques
4.25 étoiles (4.25 étoiles)

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sturlington (19): Comic apocalyptic novel that takes the biblical rapture as its premise.

51
15,782 membres, 640 critiques
4.1 étoiles (4.1 étoiles)

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sturlington (7): 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.… (plus d'informations)

52
15,492 membres, 278 critiques
3.75 étoiles (3.75 étoiles)

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sturlington (35): Martian invasion with a strong apocalyptic tone.

53
4,422 membres, 106 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

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sturlington (128): Futuristic dystopia. Survival contests. One of The Bachman Books.

54
4,374 membres, 137 critiques
3.98 étoiles (3.98 étoiles)

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sturlington (38): 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.… (plus d'informations)

55
3,769 membres, 80 critiques
3.73 étoiles (3.73 étoiles)

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sturlington (126): 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.… (plus d'informations)

56
2,296 membres, 63 critiques
3.45 étoiles (3.45 étoiles)

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sturlington (98): A utopian all-female society.

57
2,103 membres, 132 critiques
3.39 étoiles (3.39 étoiles)

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sturlington (97): Satirical dystopia in which people volunteer to live in a closed community where they must spend every other month in prison.

58
1,954 membres, 50 critiques
4.07 étoiles (4.07 étoiles)

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sturlington (94): Feminist false utopia. Post-apocalyptic matriarchal society.

59
1,601 membres, 60 critiques
3.82 étoiles (3.82 étoiles)

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sturlington (127): Post-apocalyptic novel. Cloning, loss of individuality.

60
1,466 membres, 89 critiques
3.84 étoiles (3.84 étoiles)

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sturlington (109): Climate change leads to drought, collapse, and violent clashes over water in the Southwest.

61
1,399 membres, 46 critiques
3.88 étoiles (3.88 étoiles)

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sturlington (99): Feminist post-apocalyptic fiction. Regression of civilization, return to the wilderness.

62
1,210 membres, 21 critiques
4.07 étoiles (4.07 étoiles)

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sturlington (36): Collection of three novels. Two are set on alien planets. One is far-future post-apocalyptic Earth following an alien invasion.

63
947 membres, 104 critiques
3.76 étoiles (3.76 étoiles)

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sturlington (137): Futuristic dystopia. Organ harvesting, euthanasia of the aged and non-productive members of society.

64
19,820 membres, 439 critiques
3.8 étoiles (3.8 étoiles)

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sturlington (14): Post-apocalyptic alternate universe. Mix of western, horror and science fiction. First in a series.

65
14,495 membres, 1,101 critiques
4.09 étoiles (4.09 étoiles)

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sturlington (131): Futuristic dystopia: overcrowding and escape to virtual reality. Video game-like narrative.

66
11,021 membres, 691 critiques
4.21 étoiles (4.21 étoiles)

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sturlington (1): Time travel and alternate history. Dystopia is only at the very end, as a result of changes to the timestream.

68
8,382 membres, 274 critiques
3.83 étoiles (3.83 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): Sequel to Uglies.

69
8,278 membres, 220 critiques
4.03 étoiles (4.03 étoiles)

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sturlington (18): Futuristic dystopia; perpetual war.

70
7,103 membres, 82 critiques
3.78 étoiles (3.78 étoiles)
71
6,602 membres, 48 critiques
3.79 étoiles (3.79 étoiles)

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sturlington (182): Sequel to Count Zero.

72
5,651 membres, 100 critiques
3.94 étoiles (3.94 étoiles)

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sturlington (125): Alien civilization that experiences cyclical apocalypses.

73
3,885 membres, 62 critiques
3.92 étoiles (3.92 étoiles)

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sturlington (129): 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.… (plus d'informations)

74
1,890 membres, 48 critiques
3.49 étoiles (3.49 étoiles)

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sturlington (17): Feminist spec fiction set in 4 alternate universes, two of which could be considered dystopias.

75
390 membres, 16 critiques
3.86 étoiles (3.86 étoiles)

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sturlington (95): 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.… (plus d'informations)

76
12,364 membres, 720 critiques
3.78 étoiles (3.78 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): YA dystopia series

77
7,755 membres, 124 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

Listes: NateK, PDE, sturlington, JoyKP, ShellyS

Désapprouver: ShelfMonkey

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sturlington (21): Short stories, several of which have apocalyptic and dystopian themes.

78
7,725 membres, 94 critiques
3.84 étoiles (3.84 étoiles)
79
7,108 membres, 215 critiques
3.77 étoiles (3.77 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): Sequel to Pretties.

80
5,470 membres, 167 critiques
4.02 étoiles (4.02 étoiles)

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Lucy_Skywalker (0): a great book, indeed, but it's not really a dystopia

sturlington (54): Alternate realities include dystopian and apocalyptic possibilities.

81
4,877 membres, 381 critiques
3.37 étoiles (3.37 étoiles)

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sturlington (87): Technological dystopia. Social networks, loss of privacy, corporate culture.

82
4,679 membres, 422 critiques
3.78 étoiles (3.78 étoiles)

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sturlington (140): YA dystopia. Technology implants.

83
4,271 membres, 165 critiques
3.97 étoiles (3.97 étoiles)

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sturlington (20): Vampire/zombie apocalypse.

84
4,261 membres, 349 critiques
4.01 étoiles (4.01 étoiles)
85
4,198 membres, 270 critiques
3.83 étoiles (3.83 étoiles)

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sturlington (81): The last section takes place in a dystopian post-climate change world.

86
3,869 membres, 63 critiques
3.9 étoiles (3.9 étoiles)

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sturlington (107): Futuristic dystopia. Environmental degradation of Earth. Miserable Martian colonies.

87
3,684 membres, 255 critiques
4.09 étoiles (4.09 étoiles)
88
3,274 membres, 58 critiques
3.6 étoiles (3.6 étoiles)

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sturlington (141): Televised survival contests in futuristic dystopia. One of The Bachman books.

89
3,234 membres, 108 critiques
3.94 étoiles (3.94 étoiles)

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sturlington (48): Classic post-apocalyptic novel. One of the few survivors of a plague attempts to rebuild society but instead must watch it erode to a primitive state.… (plus d'informations)

90
2,450 membres, 203 critiques
3.95 étoiles (3.95 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): Post-apocalyptic. DNF

91
2,401 membres, 223 critiques
3.86 étoiles (3.86 étoiles)

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sturlington (80): People start seeing something that causes them to go violently insane.

92
2,390 membres, 69 critiques
3.79 étoiles (3.79 étoiles)

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sturlington (133): Satirical dystopia. Evolved apes, de-evolved people.

93
2,283 membres, 46 critiques
3.91 étoiles (3.91 étoiles)

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sturlington (113): A future anarchist utopia presented in contrast with present-day and (briefly) an alternate future dystopia.

94
1,813 membres, 173 critiques
3.83 étoiles (3.83 étoiles)

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sturlington (51): Pre-apocalyptic. Imminent meteor impact causes social collapse. First in a trilogy.

95
1,562 membres, 76 critiques
3.83 étoiles (3.83 étoiles)

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sturlington (67): Post-apocalyptic dystopian city dominated by a genetically engineered giant bear.

96
1,456 membres, 109 critiques
3.9 étoiles (3.9 étoiles)

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sturlington (134): WWII alternate history in which England goes fascist. First in a trilogy.

97
1,419 membres, 80 critiques
3.79 étoiles (3.79 étoiles)

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sturlington (79): Dystopian future in which outlawing of fossil fuels has sparked a second American Civil War.

98
1,324 membres, 42 critiques
4.08 étoiles (4.08 étoiles)

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sturlington (9): Sequel to Dawn.

99
1,296 membres, 43 critiques
3.43 étoiles (3.43 étoiles)

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sturlington (136): First in a trilogy. Climate change apocalypse.

100
895 membres, 54 critiques
3.74 étoiles (3.74 étoiles)

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sturlington (72): Near-future feminist dystopia in which abortion has been outlawed.

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Débutée par: sturlington (Mars 2014)

Type: Non numérotée

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