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30 Best Books About a Dystopian Future

Welcome to our list of Dystopian Novels! Dystopian literature has been captivating readers for decades with its bleak, imagined worlds that often mirror the darker aspects of our own society. These novels explore the consequences of political, social, or environmental collapse, and force us to confront uncomfortable truths about the world we live in. In this list, we have curated some of the best and most thought-provoking dystopian novels of all time.

From George Orwell's classic 1984 to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, these books have stood the test of time and continue to resonate with readers today. Whether you're a long-time fan of dystopian fiction or looking to explore the genre for the first time, we hope this list will take you on a journey through some of the most captivating and chilling worlds ever created in literature.

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  • 1

    We

    Yevgeny Zamyatin
    1924199
    3.90
  • 2

    The Trial

    Franz Kafka
    1925304
    3.96
  • 3

    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley
    1932288
    3.99
  • 4

    Nineteen Eight-Four

    George Orwell
    1949328
    4.19
  • 5

    The Martian Chronicles

    Ray Bradbury
    1950288
    4.15
  • 6

    Fahrenheit 451

    Ray Bradbury
    1953249
    3.97
  • 7

    Lord of the Flies

    William Golding
    1954192
    3.69
  • 8

    I am Legend

    Richard Matheson
    1954317
    4.00
  • 9

    A Clockwork Orange

    Anthony Burgess
    1962240
    4.00
  • 10

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    Philip K. Dick
    1968240
    4.09
  • 11

    Slaughterhouse-Five

    Kurt Vonnegut
    1969288
    4.09
  • 12

    The Dispossessed

    Ursula K. Le Guin
    1974400
    4.24
  • 13

    The Stand

    Stephen King
    19781328
    4.34
  • 14

    Neuromancer

    William Gibson
    1984336
    3.90
  • 15

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Atwood
    1985311
    4.13
  • 16

    Parable of The Sower

    Octavia E. Butler
    1993368
    4.21
  • 17

    The Giver

    Lois Lowry
    1993240
    4.13
  • 18

    Blindness

    José Saramago
    1995352
    4.16
  • 19

    Battle Royale

    Koushun Takami
    1999656
    4.25
  • 20

    Never Let Me Go

    Kazuo Ishiguro
    2005288
    3.84
  • 21

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy
    2006287
    3.98
  • 22

    The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins
    2008384
    4.33
  • 23

    The Maze Runner

    James Dashner
    2009375
    4.04
  • 24

    Ready Player One

    Ernest Cline
    2011384
    4.23
  • 25

    Wool

    Hugh Howey
    2011592
    4.12
  • 26

    Bird Box

    Josh Malerman
    2014272
    4.04
  • 27

    Red Rising

    Pierce Brown
    2014416
    4.26
  • 28

    The Power

    Naomi Alderman
    2016400
    3.78
  • 29

    Scythe

    Neal Shusterman
    2016464
    4.33
  • 30

    To Paradise

    Hanya Yanagihara
    2022784
    3.79
  • 1

    We

  • 2

    The Trial

  • 3

    Brave New World

  • 4

    Nineteen Eight-Four

  • 5

    The Martian Chronicles

  • 6

    Fahrenheit 451

  • 7

    Lord of the Flies

  • 8

    I am Legend

  • 9

    A Clockwork Orange

  • 10

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

  • 11

    Slaughterhouse-Five

  • 12

    The Dispossessed

  • 13

    The Stand

  • 14

    Neuromancer

  • 15

    The Handmaid's Tale

  • 16

    Parable of The Sower

  • 17

    The Giver

  • 18

    Blindness

  • 19

    Battle Royale

  • 20

    Never Let Me Go

  • 21

    The Road

  • 22

    The Hunger Games

  • 23

    The Maze Runner

  • 24

    Ready Player One

  • 25

    Wool

  • 26

    Bird Box

  • 27

    Red Rising

  • 28

    The Power

  • 29

    Scythe

  • 30

    To Paradise

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