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Re: Favorite Dystopian Novels ?

OMG I forgot about the censors...lol...Philip K D**ck

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Re: Favorite Dystopian Novels ?

I'm probably forgetting a few, but here are some . . . . . .

 

The Hunger Games 

The Maze Runner

The Stand

The Handmaid's Tale

Wayward Pines (the books were WAY better than the TV series)

One Second After

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Re: Favorite Dystopian Novels ?


@teganslaw wrote:

"Swan Song" by Robert McCammon. It takes place in a world after a nuclear war.  Excellent book. 


 

 

@teganslaw   I read this book over 30 years ago. It was EXCELLENT!!

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Re: Favorite Dystopian Novels ?

@ThinkingOutLoud  @Dusty1  @shoesnbags 

 

I read One Second After a few years ago. Hands down, it was the scariest book I ever read because it can very well happen. 

 

IIRC, Mr Forstchen wrote about EMP strikes in the back of the book and explained what could be done to prevent it from happening in our country. All these years later I doubt that anything was ever done. Scary.

 

I also read the sequels - One Year Later and The Final Day. 

 

I enjoyed all three books, but the first one was the best. As shoesnbags stated, it has the most impact.

 

 

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@lmt I have it on my list to read. Scarier than zombies, though.

 

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@Dusty1 wrote:

@lmt I have it on my list to read. Scarier than zombies, though.

 


 

@Dusty1   Way scarier. Zombies aren't real . . . EMP strikes are.

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Re: Favorite Dystopian Novels ?

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher 

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The Maddaddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood.  

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morganstern - swept me away.  I'm going to read it again at some point.

 

Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry is another good one.  It might not be considered purely dystopian but it felt like it to me.  

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I read Marcus Sakey's Brilliance trilogy this summer.

He's an excellent storyteller. 

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