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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: 69 membres participants (tout afficher)

Tous les membres de la liste: [1] 2 3 4Classement: Score | Titre | Auteur | Date
1
48,135 membres, 927 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
74,105 membres, 1,196 critiques
4.23 étoiles (4.23 étoiles)

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

3
49,274 membres, 712 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
37,776 membres, 1,077 critiques
4.11 étoiles (4.11 étoiles)

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

5
54,209 membres, 817 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
44,925 membres, 713 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
35,579 membres, 1,508 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
31,411 membres, 1,352 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
15,900 membres, 512 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
3,721 membres, 73 critiques
4.27 étoiles (4.27 étoiles)

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

11
17,600 membres, 448 critiques
3.96 étoiles (3.96 étoiles)

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

12
15,984 membres, 324 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.

13
23,884 membres, 368 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

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

14
10,748 membres, 293 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)

15
9,482 membres, 708 critiques
4.09 étoiles (4.09 étoiles)

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

17
20,755 membres, 269 critiques
4.1 étoiles (4.1 étoiles)

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sturlington (42): Satirical apocalyptic novel.

18
12,391 membres, 326 critiques
3.68 étoiles (3.68 étoiles)

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

19
9,502 membres, 238 critiques
4.15 étoiles (4.15 étoiles)

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skid0612 (0): Wonderful book, not a dystopia

sturlington (46): False utopia/anarchism.

20
6,415 membres, 188 critiques
4.06 étoiles (4.06 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
4,524 membres, 167 critiques
3.86 étoiles (3.86 étoiles)

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

22
56,856 membres, 3,375 critiques
4.31 étoiles (4.31 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.

23
37,994 membres, 1,017 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.

24
20,827 membres, 902 critiques
3.81 étoiles (3.81 étoiles)

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

25
7,598 membres, 201 critiques
3.85 étoiles (3.85 étoiles)

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

26
6,867 membres, 191 critiques
3.98 étoiles (3.98 étoiles)

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

27
39,085 membres, 1,674 critiques
3.92 étoiles (3.92 étoiles)

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sturlington (119): Sequel to Catching Fire.

28
21,374 membres, 349 critiques
3.92 étoiles (3.92 étoiles)

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sturlington (25): Classic cyberpunk. Required reading.

29
15,142 membres, 296 critiques
4.05 étoiles (4.05 étoiles)

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

30
3,114 membres, 153 critiques
3.94 étoiles (3.94 étoiles)

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

31
13,093 membres, 628 critiques
3.9 étoiles (3.9 étoiles)

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

32
9,323 membres, 213 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.

33
8,584 membres, 603 critiques
3.89 étoiles (3.89 étoiles)

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

34
5,564 membres, 333 critiques
4.09 étoiles (4.09 étoiles)

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

35
18,665 membres, 364 critiques
4.1 étoiles (4.1 étoiles)

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

36
5,340 membres, 195 critiques
3.57 étoiles (3.57 étoiles)

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

37
3,166 membres, 152 critiques
3.85 étoiles (3.85 étoiles)

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sturlington (28): Sequel to The Passage.

38
21,446 membres, 1,389 critiques
4 étoiles (4 étoiles)

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

39
11,972 membres, 370 critiques
4.07 étoiles (4.07 étoiles)

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

40
6,770 membres, 354 critiques
3.92 étoiles (3.92 étoiles)

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sturlington (58): Sequel to Oryx and Crake.

41
4,255 membres, 109 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.

42
2,896 membres, 81 critiques
4.05 étoiles (4.05 étoiles)

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

43
2,745 membres, 80 critiques
3.62 étoiles (3.62 étoiles)

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

44
17,755 membres, 474 critiques
4.32 étoiles (4.32 étoiles)

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

45
16,425 membres, 649 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)

46
14,277 membres, 685 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

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sturlington (114): Zombie apocalypse.

47
10,420 membres, 430 critiques
3.82 étoiles (3.82 étoiles)

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

48
5,702 membres, 283 critiques
3.76 étoiles (3.76 étoiles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): RapeX1000. *shudder*

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

49
3,719 membres, 218 critiques
3.77 étoiles (3.77 étoiles)

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

50
2,880 membres, 109 critiques
4.02 étoiles (4.02 étoiles)

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

51
2,388 membres, 66 critiques
3.46 étoiles (3.46 étoiles)

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

52
1,654 membres, 62 critiques
3.82 étoiles (3.82 étoiles)

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

53
1,433 membres, 46 critiques
3.87 étoiles (3.87 étoiles)

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

54
976 membres, 105 critiques
3.77 étoiles (3.77 étoiles)

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

55
31,209 membres, 736 critiques
4.25 étoiles (4.25 étoiles)

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

56
16,268 membres, 294 critiques
3.75 étoiles (3.75 étoiles)

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

57
15,726 membres, 1,155 critiques
4.08 étoiles (4.08 étoiles)

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

58
11,653 membres, 709 critiques
4.2 étoiles (4.2 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.

59
4,621 membres, 108 critiques
3.98 étoiles (3.98 étoiles)

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

60
4,525 membres, 141 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)

61
3,889 membres, 87 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)

62
2,250 membres, 137 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.

63
2,016 membres, 52 critiques
4.05 étoiles (4.05 étoiles)

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

64
1,966 membres, 49 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.

65
1,558 membres, 90 critiques
3.85 étoiles (3.85 étoiles)

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

66
1,310 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.

68
8,733 membres, 231 critiques
4.02 étoiles (4.02 étoiles)

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sturlington (18): Futuristic dystopia; perpetual war.

69
8,695 membres, 276 critiques
3.82 étoiles (3.82 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): Sequel to Uglies.

70
7,474 membres, 85 critiques
3.77 étoiles (3.77 étoiles)
71
6,808 membres, 51 critiques
3.78 étoiles (3.78 étoiles)

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sturlington (182): Sequel to Count Zero.

72
5,841 membres, 105 critiques
3.94 étoiles (3.94 étoiles)

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

73
5,182 membres, 397 critiques
3.37 étoiles (3.37 étoiles)

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

74
4,002 membres, 64 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)

75
2,370 membres, 47 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.

76
401 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)

77
20,647 membres, 454 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.

78
13,654 membres, 742 critiques
3.77 étoiles (3.77 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): YA dystopia series

79
8,130 membres, 100 critiques
3.83 étoiles (3.83 étoiles)
80
8,104 membres, 132 critiques
3.99 étoiles (3.99 étoiles)

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

81
7,389 membres, 216 critiques
3.77 étoiles (3.77 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): Sequel to Pretties.

82
6,291 membres, 72 critiques
3.74 étoiles (3.74 étoiles)
83
6,073 membres, 309 critiques
4.2 étoiles (4.2 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): DNF

84
5,282 membres, 385 critiques
4.02 étoiles (4.02 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): YA dystopia inspired by 1984.

85
4,819 membres, 426 critiques
3.78 étoiles (3.78 étoiles)

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sturlington (140): YA dystopia. Technology implants.

86
4,539 membres, 365 critiques
4 étoiles (4 étoiles)
87
4,416 membres, 272 critiques
3.82 étoiles (3.82 étoiles)

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

88
4,411 membres, 171 critiques
3.97 étoiles (3.97 étoiles)

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sturlington (20): Vampire/zombie apocalypse.

89
3,999 membres, 68 critiques
3.9 étoiles (3.9 étoiles)

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

90
3,793 membres, 257 critiques
4.08 étoiles (4.08 étoiles)
91
3,512 membres, 243 critiques
3.88 étoiles (3.88 étoiles)

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sturlington (132): One by one, use of different letters of the alphabet is outlawed in a fictional island country.

92
3,421 membres, 63 critiques
3.6 étoiles (3.6 étoiles)

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

93
3,348 membres, 110 critiques
3.93 étoiles (3.93 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)

94
2,664 membres, 233 critiques
3.84 étoiles (3.84 étoiles)

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

95
2,565 membres, 206 critiques
3.94 étoiles (3.94 étoiles)

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sturlington (0): Post-apocalyptic. DNF

96
2,519 membres, 72 critiques
3.79 étoiles (3.79 étoiles)

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

97
1,891 membres, 178 critiques
3.81 étoiles (3.81 étoiles)

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

98
1,712 membres, 78 critiques
3.82 étoiles (3.82 étoiles)

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

99
1,547 membres, 84 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.

100
1,487 membres, 108 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.

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Débutée par: sturlington (Mars 2014)

Type: Non numérotée

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