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Posted 3/10/15
Hi :)

So the Dystopian genre is a real up and comer over the past couple of years.
I have read a few, (Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Branded, etc)

But I'd like to know some of your favourites or just any good ones that you know about??
Posted 3/10/15 , edited 8/1/15
The Classics: 1984, Brave New World, The Giver, Fahrenheit 451
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Brave New World is indeed fantastic. If you like Hunger Games, you might like the Battle Royale novel , which can be thought of as a far darker version of the Hunger Games. It takes place in a dystopian Japan.


Other ones to check out would be "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin which actually served as Orwell's inspiration for 1984, a book cited above that I highly recommend as well. A Clockwork Orange, Atlas Shrugged and Fatherland - (AMAZING) - might interest you also.

Hope that helped!
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I fell in love with Angelfall by Susan Ee. The actual series is called Penryn and the end of days but Angelfall is the first book. Read it all in one sitting, and I'm a huge Maze Runner fan so hopefully you'll like it too.
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Posted 3/10/15 , edited 10/10/15
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Logan's Run by William F Nolan
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Wool by Hugh Howey
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Posted 3/14/15
If you are in the mood for a "Mega novel" take a look at Haruki Murkami's 1Q84... it is quite a long read, but it is really good. totally worth the time. But Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a must read as well.
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Posted 3/14/15
Roadside picnic is a really good novella. I would also recommend We by Zamyatin.
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Posted 3/14/15
Pretty much everything I would have recommended has been mentioned, although there's one classic that has been omitted, and I quite enjoyed it frankly speaking - The Chrysalids by John Wyndam.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand also falls under the category dystopian novels, however, it's a really big and heavy read (she's Russian but wrote it in English, so sometimes you have to reread something multiple times to get the gist of it, but you get used to her style). I'll still recommend it, but it's definitely not everyone's cup of tea.
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Posted 3/23/15

Meridian19 wrote:

Brave New World is indeed fantastic. If you like Hunger Games, you might like the Battle Royale novel , which can be thought of as a far darker version of the Hunger Games. It takes place in a dystopian Japan.


Other ones to check out would be "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin which actually served as Orwell's inspiration for 1984, a book cited above that I highly recommend as well. A Clockwork Orange, Atlas Shrugged and Fatherland - (AMAZING) - might interest you also.

Hope that helped!


I've always wanted to read Battle Royale, but I never checked to see if there is a translated version of it. Do you know if one is available and where I can get it? Always looking for a new read. ;)

OP, my favorite dystopian series will always be the Divergent series.
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Posted 3/23/15
1984 by George Orwell, most definitely.
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Posted 3/23/15

superkpopholic wrote:


Meridian19 wrote:

Brave New World is indeed fantastic. If you like Hunger Games, you might like the Battle Royale novel , which can be thought of as a far darker version of the Hunger Games. It takes place in a dystopian Japan.


Other ones to check out would be "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin which actually served as Orwell's inspiration for 1984, a book cited above that I highly recommend as well. A Clockwork Orange, Atlas Shrugged and Fatherland - (AMAZING) - might interest you also.

Hope that helped!


I've always wanted to read Battle Royale, but I never checked to see if there is a translated version of it. Do you know if one is available and where I can get it? Always looking for a new read. ;)

OP, my favorite dystopian series will always be the Divergent series. :)

Such an amazing read! Viz Media publish the translated novel over here in the West so you should be able to pick up a copy from a nearby bookshop! Otherwise you can just order a copy off Amazon. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Posted 3/23/15

Meridian19 wrote:


superkpopholic wrote:


Meridian19 wrote:

Brave New World is indeed fantastic. If you like Hunger Games, you might like the Battle Royale novel , which can be thought of as a far darker version of the Hunger Games. It takes place in a dystopian Japan.


Other ones to check out would be "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin which actually served as Orwell's inspiration for 1984, a book cited above that I highly recommend as well. A Clockwork Orange, Atlas Shrugged and Fatherland - (AMAZING) - might interest you also.

Hope that helped!


I've always wanted to read Battle Royale, but I never checked to see if there is a translated version of it. Do you know if one is available and where I can get it? Always looking for a new read. ;)

OP, my favorite dystopian series will always be the Divergent series. :)

Such an amazing read! Viz Media publish the translated novel over here in the West so you should be able to pick up a copy from a nearby bookshop! Otherwise you can just order a copy off Amazon. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :D


Thanks! I'll have to check it out soon. :)
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Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood in the "Madd Adam Trilogy"

So awesome!!
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Posted 6/5/15
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deadpanditto wrote:

Neuromancer by William Gibson


and Ready Player One is probably the most fun i've had reading a story that takes place in a dystopian world
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Posted 6/8/15 , edited 10/10/15
Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore... a graphic novel instead of a novel, but I'd say it counts
The Tripods series by John Christopher

...oh yeah, almost forgot:

Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams
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