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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Dystopia

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Dystopia

 

Check out a list of novels focusing on the darker side of life.

 

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High-rise

High-rise
Ballard, J. G.

Inside huge, futuristic apartment complexes one need never leave the building as all amenities are provided. However, things turn lethal as class warfare erupts, trapping thousands of tenants in a hellish new society.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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Broken

Broken
Bigelow, Susan Jane

In an oppressive society that requires registration of superhumans, Broken, a shattered superhuman, and a young man with a secret power must band together to save an infant from totalitarian forces as redemption hangs in the balance.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

Civilization will not survive—at least not the way we know it. This collection of short stories that shows the encroachment of a totalitarian society on the individual citizen’s life includes works by Shirley Jackson, Kurt Vonnegut and more.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Stand on Zanzibar

Stand on Zanzibar
Brunner, John

Overpopulation, unchecked government and powerful mega corporations control the world for the rich. Two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum find their lives intertwined as the science of genetics, designer drugs and artificial intelligence converge.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Butler, Octavia E.

A young woman with empathic abilities joins a group of refugees in Northern California after the country is devastated by disasters. Can she survive the suffering of others she feels so vividly?


Format: Book
Holds: 14 on 24 copies

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The Bird Saviors

The Bird Saviors
Cobb, William J.

Amid the backdrop of disease, religious fundamentalism and a giant dust storm, young Ruby Cole attempts to escape becoming the bride of a man twice her age, while protecting her baby from the dangers of a post-apocalyptic Colorado.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars
Heller, Peter

After a flu pandemic wipes out most of the population and kills his wife, a man finds comfort in flying his 1956 Cessna around the majestic mountains of Colorado while trying to heal from the devastation.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 14 copies

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Wool Omnibus

Wool Omnibus
Howey, Hugh

Residents of an underground settlement are forbidden to talk about the world above ground. Treasonous talk of the upper world is met with the ultimate punishment—cleaning, the clearing away of the only viewpoint of the outside wasteland.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Burn Down the Sky

Burn Down the Sky
Jaros, James

A family is torn apart after its village is attacked by marauders looking for young girls in the hopes of repopulating a devastated America.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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The Games

The Games
Kosmatka, Ted

In the year 2044, nations compete in an Olympic event where genetically engineered monsters fight to the death for the entertainment of all.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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