Dystopian Futures

You've probably heard the word 'utopia', or a perfect society. Well, 'dystopia' means the opposite -- a repressive state in which freedoms are limited and there is no possibility for social change. The dystopia is a favorite theme of science fiction authors exploring possible dark futures for mankind. If that interests you, read one of these books (you might feel better about the current state of things when you're through!).

The Diary of Pelly D


Naughts & Crosses

Sara's Face

The Hunger Games

Little Brother

The City of Ember

The House of the Scorpion

The Other Side of the Island


The Secret Under My Skin

The Declaration

Tomorrow, When the War Began

Winter's End

Z for Zachariah

The Dead and the Gone

Life as We Knew It

How I Live Now