Dystopia

Can Openers

By Mal Jones

In his debut novel, Mal Jones increases issues concerning the means the welfare approach is administered as a target-driven company, instead of as a worrying and compassionate supporting hand. This frustration is the inducement in the back of Can Openers, an extreme dystopian mystery exploring our present platforms and the place they could lead us. each point of existence is dependent upon a inflexible framework set down via the authoritarian Dependency division - a division that organises humans through an evidence-based technology. Believing the negative are feckless, and self-reliance will be inspired, Frederick Smyth is forthcoming the height of his profession. at present the top of the district unit, Frederick and his targets of merchandising are thwarted as a stunning and brutal homicide turns his lifestyles upside-down. This darkly comedian novel is stuffed with incredible twists that retain the reader guessing. Set in a near-future society the place survival of the fittest is country coverage, this novel is a stark caution of the place our society should be heading.

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When She Woke: A Novel

By Hillary Jordan

Bellwether Prize winner Hillary Jordan’s provocative new novel, When She Woke, tells the tale of a stigmatized lady suffering to navigate an the US of a not-too-distant destiny, the place the road among church and country has been eliminated and convicted felons aren't any longer imprisoned and rehabilitated yet chromed―their dermis colour is genetically altered to compare the category in their crimes―and then published again into the inhabitants to outlive as top they could. Hannah is a purple; her crime is murder.

In looking a route to security in an alien and adversarial international, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a direction of self-discovery that forces her to query the values she as soon as held precise and the righteousness of a rustic that politicizes faith.

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Among the Enemy (Shadow Children)

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

conceal OR struggle?

Matthias, an unlawful 3rd baby, is stuck within the go hearth among rebels and the inhabitants Police. whilst he unwittingly saves a inhabitants Police officer, Matthias is delivered to inhabitants Police headquarters to coach as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, one other third-born who enlists his assist in a plot to undermine the inhabitants Police. yet Matthias is less than consistent scrutiny, and he has no concept whom he can belief. What can one boy do opposed to a depraved paperwork?

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Z for Zachariah

By Robert C. O'Brien

Is an individual out there?

Ann Burden is 16 years outdated and fully on my own. the realm as she as soon as knew it's long gone, ravaged by means of a nuclear warfare that has taken everybody from her. For the previous yr, she has lived in a distant valley with out proof of the other survivors.

however the smoke from campfire shatters Ann's solitude. another person continues to be alive and making his approach towards the valley. who's this guy? What does he wish? Can he be relied on? either excited and terrified, Ann quickly realizes there's worse issues than being the final individual on the earth.

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Replica (Replica, Book 1)

By Jenna Black

REPLICA is the breathtaking new SF novel from JENNA BLACK, writer of the Faeriewalker series.

Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake's marriage has been prepared with the main robust relations within the company States. She lives a lifetime of privilege no matter if she has to place up with paparazzi monitoring her each movement, each element of her inner most existence tabloid fodder. yet her destiny is guaranteed, so long as she will keep her perfect public image―no effortless feat while your betrothed is a infamous playboy.

Nathaniel Hayes is the inheritor to the corporate that pioneered human replication: a expertise that each kingdom and each nation on the planet could kill to have. other than he is extra drawn to sneaking round the seedy underbelly of the nation previously referred to as long island than he's in studying to run his destiny corporation or relationship his bride-to-be. She's no longer precisely his type…not that he can inform somebody that.

But then Nate turns up lifeless, and Nadia used to be the final individual to work out him alive.

When the recent Nate wakes up within the replication tanks, he is aware he should have died, yet with a reminiscence that in basic terms reaches to his final reminiscence back-up, he does not recognize what―or really, who―killed him.

Together, Nadia and Nate needs to detect what fairly occurred with out revealing the secrets and techniques that those that run their global could kill to protect.

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The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood

On this planet of the close to destiny, who will regulate women's bodies?

Offred is a Handmaid within the Republic of Gilead. She may possibly go away the house of the Commander and his spouse as soon as an afternoon to stroll to nutrients markets whose symptoms are actually images rather than phrases simply because girls aren't any longer allowed to learn. She needs to lie on her again as soon as a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, simply because in an age of declining births, Offred and the opposite Handmaids are just valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can take into accout the times sooner than, while she lived and made love along with her husband Luke; whilst she performed with and guarded her daughter; while she had a task, cash of her personal, and entry to wisdom. yet all of that's long past now....

Funny, unforeseen, frightening, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is straight away scathing satire, dire caution, and travel de strength.

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The Country of Ice Cream Star

By Sandra Newman

In the aftermath of a devastating plague, a fearless younger heroine embarks on a deadly and remarkable trip to avoid wasting her global during this brilliantly artistic dystopian mystery, instructed in daring and fierce language, from a striking literary talent.

My identify be Ice Cream Fifteen famous person and this be the story of the way I carry the remedy to the entire Nighted States . . .

In the ruins of a destiny the USA, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream big name and her nomadic tribe dwell off of the detritus of a crumbled civilization. Theirs is an international of kids; sooner than attaining the age of twenty, all of them die of a mysterious illness they name Posies—a plague that has killed for generations. there isn't any medication, no therapy; basically the mysterious rumor of a cure.

When her brother starts off exhibiting symptoms of the sickness, Ice Cream celebrity units off on a daring trip to discover this medication. Led via a stranger, a captured prisoner named Pasha who turns into her committed protector and buddy, Ice Cream celebrity plunges into the unknown, risking her freedom and finally her existence. touring enormous quantities of miles throughout treacherous, unexpected territory, she's going to event love, heartbreak, cruelty, terror, and betrayal, struggling with together with her entire middle and soul to guard the one international she has ever known.

Guardian First booklet Award finalist Sandra Newman promises a unprecedented post-apocalyptic literary epic as inventive as The Passage and as linguistically bold as Cloud Atlas. Like Hushpuppy in The Beasts of the Southern Wild grown to early life in a panorama as dangerously unpredictable as that of Ready participant One, The kingdom of Ice Cream Star is a panoramic paintings from a author of infrequent and unconventional talent.

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Jennifer Government

By Max Barry

Taxation has been abolished, the govt has been privatized, and staff take the surname of the corporate they paintings for. it is a courageous new company international, yet you don't need to be stuck with out a platinum credits card--as lowly promotion Officer Hack Nike is ready to determine. Trapped into construction road cred for a brand new line of $2500 footwear by means of capturing shoppers, Hack draws the barcode-tattooed eye of the mythical Jennifer govt. A stressed-out unmarried mother, company watchdog, and govt agent who has to rustle up investment prior to she's allowed to struggle crime, Jennifer govt is protecting a remaining down sale--and every thing needs to go.

A wickedly satirical and outrageous mystery approximately globalization and advertising and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the easiest novel on the earth ever.

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Sycamore 2

By Craig A. Falconer

Where do you cover while each eye is a spy?

After learning the reality in the back of Sycamore, tech pioneer Kurt Jacobs rejects the corporation’s supply of a brand new identification and chooses to struggle to reveal the truth.

But with an overt chance opposed to his kin placing over him, Kurt needs to act with out being seen.

In Sycamore’s hyper-connected dystopian global jam-packed with palm-based microchips and augmented fact touch lenses, this can be more straightforward acknowledged than done...

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Praise for Sycamore:

“1984 for the fb generation”

"Interesting and Matrix-like"

"I could not placed this novel down"

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