Category Archives: dystopian

Future Home of the Living God – Louise Erdrich

The world is coming to an end, or maybe not. It is certainly changing. Evolution seems to have reversed itself. Plants and animals seem to be reverting to earlier incarnations, maybe not reverting, maybe going sideways. Who knows? Cedar Hawk … Continue reading

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Flashfall – Jenny Moyer

Generations ago, a series of radiation storms began to destroy civilization.  The government erected a shield made of a unique element, cirium, to protect the capital city.  Some of the population were labeled as subpars and they and their offspring … Continue reading

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Scythe – Neal Shusterman

In this ponderous dystopian thriller, the Cloud is now the Thunderhead.  Medical technology allows for long life with citizens resetting their DNA to their 20s or 30s.  This resetting can be done for hundreds of years allowing for a very … Continue reading

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The Diabolic – S.J. Kincaid

A murderous empire that rules the galaxy uses gruesome atrocities to keep all colonies in line.  The wealthiest families secure Diabolics, genetically engineered killers, to serve as ruthless bodyguards.  Nemesis is the Diabolic that one galactic senator purchases to protect … Continue reading

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The Reader – Traci Chee

Books are no longer used or even known about by most folks.  At a very early age, Sefia’s mother secretly  plays alphabet blocks with Sefia, attempting to teach her the dangerous skill of reading.  Her mother is killed and she … Continue reading

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Arcadia – Iain Pears

Henry Lytten, an Oxford don, is writing a fantasy novel. As he writes, his gentle pastoral world emerges. Meanwhile a few hundred years in the future, Angela Meerson has discovered a portal to another world and uses it. Thus, the … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Rules – Erin Bow

Future Earth has scarce resources and has been ravaged with wars as a result.  For generations, an AI by the name of Talis, has endeavored to reign in the wars by holding the child of each ruler hostage – the … Continue reading

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