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Dystopian Literature

Dark potential is the hallmark of dystopian literature...a new world order, a dark and twisted utopia.  Explore the depths with this selection of classic and modern tales of repressive and strange societies that have gone terribly wrong.


Neuromancer by William Gibson

Written in 1984, predating the internet, Gibson foresaw many technological possibilities that are now our reality!

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

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Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

A world full of twins bred in tubes, trained to their station in life, and kept docile by drugs, Huxley's view of the future shocked the world when it was published in 1931.

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 (Ballantine Books, 1953) by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian novel that presents a future American society in which the masses are hedonistic and critical thought through reading is outlawed. Written in the early years of the

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the new Republic of Gilead. She can recall her life before, but now is a child-bearing slave to the new upper class. Dark, serious, and yet not entirely without hope...

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V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta by Alan Moore

Now a famous film, "V for Vendetta" takes place in a totalitarian England following a world war that devastated society. A mysterious masked figure appears as an unlikely savior.

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick

Loved as the film "Bladerunner," Philip K. Dick's was a Nebula Award Nominee (1969).

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The Long Walk

The Long Walk by Stephen King

Originally published under his pen name, Richard Bachman, The Long Walk is a very rough tale about young boys in a grueling competition. You get three warnings if you break the rules, and then YOU get broken.

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Hunger Games - Audio

Hunger Games - Audio by Suzanne Collins

This wildly popular young adult series is being made into a movie as we speak (Dec 2011).

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