Friday, July 29, 2011

Introducing Dystopia

What is a Dystopia? A utopia gone sour. Utopia is a perfect world... so Dystopia? Not so great.

We put together a list of dystopian fiction a couple of years ago – but there’s so many more books out there now.

Dystopias are often the result of an apocalyptic event. They usually have an oppressive ruling elite, and technology-gone-bad or the misuse of technology.

The hero / heroine is usually temperamentally/ idealistically opposed to the ruling society, not understanding the rules. Or rebelling against them when the hidden truth is revealed.

So... some more dystopian teen fiction you might like to try out:

  • The adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  • Truancy by Isamu Fukui
  • XVI by Julia Karr
  • Shadoweyes written and illustrated by Ross Campbell
  • Inside out by Maria V. Snyder
  • The carbon diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
  • Tsubasa by CLAMP
  • Truesight by David Stahler Jr.
  • The declaration by Gemma Malley
  • Daylight runner by Oisín McGann
  • Jemma7729 by Phoebe Wray
  • The droughtlanders by Carrie Mac
  • The other side of the island by Allegra Goodman
  • The road of bones by Anne Fine
  • The sky inside by Clare B. Dunkle
  • The lost art by Simon Morden
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Shift by Charlotte Agell
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Ads r us by Claire Carmichael
  • The goodness gene by Sonia Levitin
  • Rash by Pete Hautman
  • The destiny of Linus Hoppe by Anne-Laure Bondoux; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson
  • Epic by Conor Kostick
  • Sleepwalking by Nicola Morgan
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • - Annie


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