Category Archives: dystopian

Terran Tomorrow – Nancy Kress

The spaceship Return carried only nine people, although it could have carried many, many more. The mission from Earth to World had not been a success, and so some of the Earthlings were going home, accompanied by five Worlders. They … Continue reading

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Seafire -Natalie C. Parker

From the publisher: “After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, … Continue reading

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The Raging Ones – Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

From the publisher: “In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire … Continue reading

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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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