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.
opens a new windowJulianna 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
opens a new windowP.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
opens a new windowAyn Rand
opens a new windowVeronica Rothopens a new window
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
opens a new windowZeke Teflonopens a new window "Free Radicals"
H.G. Wellsopens a new window "The Time Machine"
Ilsa J. Bick
opens a new windowKiera Cass
opens a new windowSuzanne Collinsopens a new window
Allyson Condieopens a new window
opens a new windowMichael 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
opens a new windowCarrie Ryanopens a new window