Category Archives: dystopian

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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The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin

The land is just a normal land, with rivers and mountains, cropland and forests. But it moves a bit. Well, more than a bit. It moves a lot. And so we call this land the Stillness. The Stillness has a tendency to … Continue reading

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Rook – Sharon Cameron

History is doomed to repeat and the setting in Paris, France.  This dystopia features a society that has shunned all things related to old technology.  The ruthless leader of the revolution created a blood bath in killing the former ruling … Continue reading

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Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

The ruling class elite have silver blood and special powers (think X-men).  The working class with red blood are oppressed and downtrodden.  Mare Barrow is one of the red blooded downtrodden who will soon have to leave her family and … Continue reading

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