Dystopia

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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
1.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
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  "The jokes on a future phony socialist totalitarian regime when all they create a broken men and burbling idiots"
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Lord of the Flies
2.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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  "From total authority to its complete abscence, written as a counterpoint to a forgotten optimistic novel about private school values prevailing"
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (342 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Brave New World
3.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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  "A totally administered society being slowly killed by creature comforts observed by an outsider"
6.29   Used & New from: 1.56
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Animal Farm
4.  Animal Farm by George Orwell
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  "Orwell's masterpiece depicting a revolution betrayed"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.91
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Looking Backward (Dover Thrift Editions)
5.  Looking Backward (Dover Thrift Editions) by Edward Bellamy
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  "This futuristic novel of total planning so revolted William Morris he wrote News From Nowhere as an alternative"
4.04   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Our Friends From Frolix 8 (Gollancz)
6.  Our Friends From Frolix 8 (Gollancz) by Philip K. Dick
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  "A polarised humanity on the brink of upheavel and chaos faces comfortable and complete annihilation, maybe."
7.93   Used & New from: 3.75
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The Bachman Books
7.  The Bachman Books by Richard Bachman
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  "A series of future shocks, trials of endurance and game shows where life and death are the stakes"
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Skeleton Crew
8.  Skeleton Crew by Stephen King
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  "The Mist, a small group of survivors are over taken by religious mania when faced by what seems like certain death in a bizarre mist"
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The Dispossessed (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
9.  The Dispossessed (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Ursula K. Le Guin
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  "An ambiguous utopia? An individual struggles with the onset of corruption in one world and the onset of revolution in another, by turns heartbreaking and hopeful"
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World War Z
10.  World War Z by Max Brooks
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  "Zombi apocalypse!! Dystopic accounts of a world overwhelmed but with a hopeful outcome"
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The Rising
11.  The Rising by Brian Keene
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  "End of the world fiction, the rapid ruin of the authorities and civilisation is pretty dystopic to put it mildly"
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The Store
12.  The Store by Bentley Little
The list author says:
  "Little does for corporate stores what Orwell did for government, stomach churning and supernatural themes compliment a more horrific groupthink"
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The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Wyndham
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  "A blinding meteor shower leaves mankind vulnerable to man eating plants"
6.29   Used & New from: 1.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Chrysalids
14.  The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "Post-nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world, a community divided against itself and its children"
6.29   Used & New from: 2.94
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

Atlas Shrugged (Penguin Modern Classics)
15.  Atlas Shrugged (Penguin Modern Classics) by Ayn Rand
The list author says:
  "A torturous capitalist novel in which the valourised heads of industry "strike" and drop out"
7.69   Used & New from: 2.94
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Prisoner [DVD]
16.  The Prisoner [DVD] DVD ~ Patrick McGoohan
The list author says:
  "Madcap spy action, who has the prisoner captive, his enemies or his former employers?"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Popular Classics)
17.  Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Popular Classics) by Mary Shelley
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  "Mad science or reflection on the maddening consequences of a solitary life? You decide"
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Marx's "Das Kapital": A Biography - A Book That Shook the World (Books That Shook the World)
18.  Marx's "Das Kapital": A Biography - A Book That Shook the World (Books That Shook the World) by Francis Wheen
The list author says:
  "Better than Capital itself, describes the an attempt at the literary portrayal of capitalism as a sort  of Frankenstein's monster turned on its creators"
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We (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
19.  We (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The list author says:
  "One of the inspirations for 1984, a future industrial collectivist regime in which everyone lives in transparent houses"
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The Iron Heel (Penguin Classics)
20.  The Iron Heel (Penguin Classics) by London Jack
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  "A future resistance struggles with the alliance between oligarchs and a police state"
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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
21.  The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) by Margaret Atwood
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  "Women are reduced to breeding stock slavery in a future theocracy"
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