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You may think our world is crazy f**ked up and sometimes, it makes you wonder, what’s it all about. It’s no surprise that so many of choose to escape life for a while by delving into a book or movie that takes us to a whole other world. Sometimes we want that other world to be beautiful, fun, a fantasy where everyone is happy. Sometimes we want something that let’s us know that, no matter how bad we think our world is, it could be far worse – Dystopian worlds. Let’s delve in.

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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The first book in Suzanne Collins’ wildly successful young adult trilogy about a dystopian society that holds an annual event in which young people from districts across the country are picked to participate in a battle to the death.

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2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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If you have seen the movie, then you know there is a lot going on in Cloud Atlas! Set in a dystopian future in Korea, the novel spans over six different narratives and numerous time periods. It definitely keeps you on your toes!

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3. The Giver by Lois Lowry

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A really interesting novel set in a future society where war, pain and grief has been eradicated, and one single person has to become the β€˜Receiver Of Memory’ to remember what it was like before and make sure the world remembers its lessons.

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4. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

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A tech heavy love story set in the not too distant future about an American man who falls in love with a Korean-American woman, and their love story unfolds in a New York City that is on the brink of collapse.

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5. Animal Farm by George Orwell

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The iconic Orwell novel that tells an allegorical tale of dictatorship and the cult of personality using farm yard animals as metaphorical character archetypes.

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6. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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A unforgettable novel set in a time where women have been stripped of all their rights, narrated by a β€˜handmaid’ whose only job in life is to serve as a reproducer for the sake of the population.

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7. Children of Men by P.D. James

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Set in the unsettling close future of 2021, Children Of Men tells the story of a world where no more children can be born. That is, until one woman discovers that she is pregnant…

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8. The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

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Now a successful TV show, The Leftovers is a compelling and emotional story about the lives of those who are left behind on Earth after most of the world’s population disappears in a rupture.

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9. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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Set in the year 2540, Brave New World gives a gripping yet shocking insight in to a futuristic society where a dictatorship has taken over human reproduction and children are bred and allocated to certain positions in life.

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10. Fahrenheit 541 by Ray Bradbury

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A novel that portrays a troubling, unspecified future time when books have become outlawed, and firemen are charged with seeking out forbidden materials and burning them to cinders.

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11. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

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This young adult novel tells the story of a boy named Matt who is cloned from a drug lord, and it examines questions involving the nature of humanity and what really makes us β€˜human’.

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12. The Passage by Justin Cronin

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This is a super engrossing novel, unsettlingly set in the year 2016, in which death row patients are injected with a virus that gives them super human strength and vampire-like tendencies!

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13. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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Set in a nightmarish future version of the United Kingdom, A Clockwork Orange tells the story of a young man called Alex who is taken in by the authorities and reformed. Or is he?

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14. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Another recent successful young adult series, this time set in a society where all young people must choose a personality based faction within their community in which to spend the rest of their lives. But what happens when you diverge from your path?

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15. The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper

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300 years in the future, the U.S. has fractured into different nations after a great war. Men live in warrior camps outside the walls of Women’s Country, in the Pacific Northwest. Within the walls, a sustainable matriarchy where the women and children reside.

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16. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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A rather enchanting tale about the travels of a band of performers who are operating across the country in the aftermath of a devastating flu epidemic that ruined humanity.

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17. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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A wonderful novel that explores the themes of human cloning for the purposes of organ harvesting, and whether these clones should be treated in the same way as β€˜real’ humans. Indeed, what makes them different at all?

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