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Emily Kittelson's "Dystopia Novels: A Reading List"

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These are societies that, like "Brave New World," were intended to be Utopias, at least for some.

  1. 1.
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    by Arthur C. Clarke

  2. 2.
    After
    by Francine Prose

  3. 3.
    All Tomorrow's Parties
    by William Gibson

  4. 4.
    Altered Carbon: A Takeshi Kovacs Novel (Takeshi Kovacs Novels)
    by Richard K. Morgan

  5. 5.
    Always Coming Home (California Fiction)
    by Ursula K. Le Guin

  6. 6.
    Ambient (Jack Womack)
    by Jack Womack

  7. 7.
    Animal Farm
    by George Orwell

  8. 8.
    Ape and Essence
    by Aldous Huxley

  9. 9.
    Atomised
    by Michel Houellebecq

  10. 10.
    Bar Code Rebellion
    by Suzanne Weyn

  11. 11.
    The Bar Code Tattoo
    by Suzanne Weyn

  12. 12.
    Bear v. Shark: The Novel
    by Chris Bachelder

  13. 13.
    Bend Sinister
    by Vladimir Nabokov

  14. 14.
    Book of Dave, The
    by Will Self

  15. 15.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  16. 17.
    A Canticle for Leibowitz
    by Walter M. Miller Jr.

  17. 18.
    Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century
    by Ignatius Donnelly

  18. 19.
    The Children of Men
    by P.D. James

  19. 20.
    The Chrysalids (New York Review Books Classics)
    by John Wyndham

  20. 21.
    Chung Kuo: The Middle Kingdom
    by David Wingrove

  21. 22.
    CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
    by George Saunders

  22. 23.
    A Clockwork Orange
    by Anthony Burgess

  23. 24.
    Cloud Atlas: A Novel
    by David Mitchell

  24. 25.
    Count Zero
    by William Gibson

  25. 26.
    Darkness at Noon
    by Arthur Koestler

  26. 27.
    Dhalgren
    by Samuel R. Delany

  27. 29.
    The Dispossessed
    by Ursula K. Le Guin

  28. 30.
    Divided Kingdom
    by Rupert Thomson

  29. 31.
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    by Philip K. Dick

  30. 32.

  31. 33.
    The Domination
    by S.M. Stirling

  32. 34.
    Drowning Towers
    by George Turner

  33. 35.
    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    by Orson Scott Card

  34. 36.
    The Ethos Effect
    by L. E. Modesitt

  35. 37.
    Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
    by Ray Bradbury

  36. 38.
    Fatherland: A Novel
    by Robert Harris

  37. 39.
    Feed
    by M.T. Anderson

  38. 40.
    The Fifth Sacred Thing
    by Starhawk

  39. 41.
    The First Men in the Moon (Penguin Classics)
    by H.G. Wells

  40. 42.
    Flashforward
    by Robert J. Sawyer

  41. 43.
    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
    by Philip K. Dick

  42. 44.
    Foundation and Earth
    by Isaac Asimov

  43. 45.
    Frankenstein (Enriched Classics)
    by Mary Shelley

  44. 46.
    The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf))
    by Lois Lowry

  45. 47.
    The Glass Bees (New York Review Books Classics)
    by Ernst Junger

  46. 48.
    Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book)
    by Jonathan Lethem

  47. 49.
    The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood

  48. 50.
    Heathern (Jack Womack)
    by Jack Womack

  49. 51.
    Hex
    by Rhiannon Lassiter

  50. 52.
    I Am Legend
    by Richard Matheson

  51. 53.
    Idoru
    by William Gibson

  52. 54.
    The Immortals
    by Tracy Hickman

  53. 55.
    Infinite Jest
    by David Foster Wallace

  54. 56.
    In the Country of Last Things
    by Paul Auster

  55. 57.
    Invitation to the Game
    by Monica Hughes

  56. 58.
    Iron Heel
    by Jack London

  57. 59.
    It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics (Paperback))
    by Sinclair Lewis

  58. 60.
    The Jagged Orbit
    by John Brunner

  59. 61.
    Jennifer Government
    by Max Barry

  60. 62.
    Kallocain
    by Karin Boye

  61. 63.
    Lanark (Harvest Book)
    by Alasdair Gray

  62. 64.
    The Last Book In The Universe
    by Rodman Philbrick

  63. 65.
    The Lathe of Heaven: A Novel (Perennial Classics)
    by Ursula K. Le Guin

  64. 66.
    Level 7 (Library of American Fiction)
    by Mordecai Roshwald

  65. 68.
    Logan's Run
    by William F. Nolan

  66. 69.
    ?
    The Long Walk
    by Stephen King

  67. 70.
    Lord of the Flies
    by William Golding

  68. 71.
    Lost Souls
    by Poppy Z. Brite

  69. 72.
    The Machine Stops
    by E. M. Forster

  70. 73.
    Make Room! Make Room!
    by Harry Harrison

  71. 74.
    The Man in the High Castle
    by Philip K. Dick

  72. 75.
    Market Forces
    by Richard K. Morgan

  73. 76.
    Memoirs Found in a Bathtub
    by Stanislaw Lem

  74. 77.
    The Memoirs of a Survivor
    by Doris Lessing

  75. 78.
    Metropole
    by Ferenc Karinthy

  76. 79.
    Mockingbird (Del Rey Impact)
    by Walter Tevis

  77. 80.
    Mona Lisa Overdrive
    by William Gibson

  78. 81.
    Moscow - 2042
    by Vladimir Voinovich

  79. 82.
    Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
    by William S. Burroughs

  80. 83.
    Neuromancer
    by William Gibson

  81. 84.
    Never Let Me Go
    by Kazuo Ishiguro

  82. 85.
    News From Nowhere (Oxford World's Classics)
    by William Morris

  83. 86.
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
    by George Orwell

  84. 87.
    Nova Express
    by William S. Burroughs

  85. 88.
    Oryx and Crake
    by Margaret Atwood

  86. 89.
    Parable of the Sower
    by Octavia E. Butler

  87. 90.
    Parable of the Talents
    by Octavia E. Butler

  88. 91.

  89. 92.
    Player Piano: A Novel
    by Kurt Vonnegut

  90. 93.
    The Postman
    by David Brin

  91. 94.
    Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
    by Chuck Palahniuk

  92. 96.
    Return to Isis
    by Jean Stewart

  93. 97.
    Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition
    by Russell Hoban

  94. 98.
    The Road
    by Cormac McCarthy

  95. 99.
    The Running Man
    by Stephen King

  96. 100.
    R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (Penguin Classics)
    by Karel Capek

  97. 101.
    Scanner Darkly Film Tie in (Sf Masterworks)
    by Philip K Dick

  98. 102.
    Seed to Harvest
    by Octavia E. Butler

  99. 103.
    Shade's Children
    by Garth Nix

  100. 104.
    The Sheep Look Up
    by John Brunner

  101. 105.
    The Shockwave Rider
    by John Brunner

  102. 106.
    The Shore of Women
    by Pamela Sargent

  103. 107.
    The Sleeper Awakes (Penguin Classics)
    by H.G. Wells

  104. 108.
    Sleepwalking
    by Nicola Morgan

  105. 109.
    Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
    by Neal Stephenson

  106. 110.
    The Space Merchants
    by Frederik Pohl

  107. 111.
    Specimen Days: A Novel
    by Michael Cunningham

  108. 112.
    The Stepford Wives
    by Ira Levin

  109. 113.
    The Supernaturalist.
    by Eoin Colfer

  110. 114.
    Swan Song
    by Robert McCammon

  111. 115.
    Swastika Night
    by Katharine Burdekin

  112. 116.
    This Other Eden
    by Ben Elton

  113. 117.
    The Time Machine (Signet Classics)
    by H.G. Wells

  114. 118.
    Time Out of Joint
    by Philip K. Dick

  115. 119.
    The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
    by Franz Kafka

  116. 120.
    Utopia X
    by Wilson

  117. 121.
    V for Vendetta
    by Alan Moore

  118. 122.
    Veracity
    by Mark Lavorato

  119. 123.
    Virtual Light
    by William Gibson

  120. 124.
    The Wanting Seed (Norton Paperback Fiction)
    by Anthony Burgess

  121. 125.
    War with the Newts (European Classics)
    by Karel Capek

  122. 126.
    We
    by Yevgeny Zamyatin

  123. 127.
    Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories
    by Kurt Vonnegut

  124. 128.
    When Gravity Fails
    by George Alec Effinger

  125. 129.
    When the Sleeper Awakes
    by H. G, Wells

  126. 130.
    Woman on the Edge of Time
    by Marge Piercy

  127. 131.
    The World Inside
    by Robert Silverberg

  128. 132.
    A World Out of Time
    by Larry Niven

  129. 133.
    Yawning Heights
    by Aleksandr Zinov'ev

  130. 134.
    The Year of the Flood: A Novel
    by Margaret Atwood

  131. 135.
    The Unit
    by Ninni Holmqvist

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