Dystopias and Utopias

A Listmania! list by Mr. Paul J. Bradshaw (Midlands, UK)
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We (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
1.  We (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The list author says:
  "Apparently the inspiration for Orwell's '1984' - a gem."
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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
2.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "The best-known dystopia but still a fascinating read."
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Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics)
3.  Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics) by Aldous Huxley
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  "A more modern dystopia which introduces genetic engineering into the mix."
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His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
4.  His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Wonderful trilogy that begins in a world controlled by the church. Biting."
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Blindness
5.  Blindness by Jose Saramago
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  "An amazing book that swallows you up. A dark vision of a society gone blind."
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Lord of the Flies
6.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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  "Another dark vision of how a society of children develops in isolation."
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The Child Garden
7.  The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman
The list author says:
  "Ryman's future novel is both odd and poetic. An unknown classic."
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The Wind Singer (The wind on fire)
8.  The Wind Singer (The wind on fire) by William Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the modern master of dystopias - this first part of his trilogy has a number of odd societies."
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Island (Flamingo Modern Classics)
9.  Island (Flamingo Modern Classics) by Aldous Huxley
The list author says:
  "Huxley's attempt at a utopia shows up the difficulty of making a good story from nice people."
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The Glass Bead Game (Vintage Classics)
10.  The Glass Bead Game (Vintage Classics) by Hermann Hesse
The list author says:
  "Dystopia or utopia? Hesse's late work sees him beating an ambiguous track."
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Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire)
11.  Slaves of the Mastery (Wind on Fire) by William Nicholson
The list author says:
  "The second part of the trilogy sees a dystopia that is essentially about how our ties enslave us."
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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
12.  The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "A fundamentalist world frighteningly close to this one"
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The Man in the High Castle (Penguin Modern Classics)
13.  The Man in the High Castle (Penguin Modern Classics) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "What if Germany and Japan had won the war? An extremely well-thought-through and compelling dystopia"
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Angel - Season 4 [DVD] [2000]
14.  Angel - Season 4 [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ David Boreanaz
The list author says:
  "Does the end ever justify the means? Some interesting questions thrown up by this series"
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The Plague (Essential Penguin)
15.  The Plague (Essential Penguin) by Albert Camus
The list author says:
  "Exile is the greatest torture"
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Oryx And Crake
16.  Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Our genetically modified future"
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Watchmen
17.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "Alan Moore asked the question 'What if super heroes really existed?' and came up with some thought-provoking answers about the likely role of government, commerce, and extreme beliefs."
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Walden Two
18.  Walden Two by B.F. Skinner
The list author says:
  "The behaviourist puts his ideas into fictional practice in this utopia built on positive reinforcement"
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