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The Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Literature

The best books ever written about alternate societies and the individuals who rebel against them.

1984 by George Orwell

1984 (Signet Classics) [George Orwell,Erich Fromm] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984. Written in 1948,1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver [Lois Lowry] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel [Ray Bradbury] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm [George Orwell] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. This is a classic tale of humanity awash in totalitarianism. A farm is taken over by its overworked

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (Book 1) [Suzanne Collins] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem,a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World (P.S.) [Aldous Huxley] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The astonishing novel Brave New World,originally published in 1932,presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a utopian future

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Anthem [Ayn Rand,Leonard Peikoff] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels,and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road (Oprah's Book Club) [Cormac McCarthy] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe