It’s The End of the World As We Know It….

A dystopia is a Greek word meaning an imaginary society that is undesirable and frightening.

Literally, a "not-good place."

Dystopian literature explores the social and political fallout of this type of society. Whether it is the apocalypse, a nuclear disaster, or dystopian, PCPL brings you some of the best books and authors who have written in this genre, plus a bonus list of YA authors who write dystopias.

The Children of Menopens a new window The Iron Heelopens a new window The Roadopens a new window The Standopens a new window Never Let Me Goopens a new window The Walking Deadopens a new window

Margaret Atwood
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Julianna Baggottopens a new window
Ray Bradburyopens a new window "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles."
Max Brooksopens a new window
Anthony Burgessopens a new window
Hugh Howeyopens a new window
William Gibsonopens a new window
Aldous Huxley
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P.D. Jamesopens a new window
Brian Keeneopens a new window
Stephen Kingopens a new window
Robert Kirkmanopens a new window
Tim LaHayeopens a new window
Jack Londonopens a new window

Cormac McCarthyopens a new window
Mel Odomopens a new window
George Orwell
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Ayn Rand
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Veronica Rothopens a new window
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
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Zeke Teflonopens a new window "Free Radicals"
H.G. Wellsopens a new window "The Time Machine"

Teen Dystopia

Ilsa J. Bick
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Kiera Cass
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Suzanne Collinsopens a new window
Allyson Condieopens a new window
James Dashner
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Michael Grantopens a new window
Lois Lowryopens a new window "The Giver" and "The Messenger" and "Gathering Blue."
Jonathan Maberryopens a new window
Susan Beth Pfefferopens a new window
Veronica Roth
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Carrie Ryanopens a new window