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Dystopian and Apocalyptic Literature

Descripció: This is my preset list of dystopian literature, which includes apocalyptic literature, for the purposes of this list. Feel free to vote up your recommendations and thumbs down books that are not worth reading. Keywords: dystopia, apocalypse

Membres: 58 membres participants (mostra-les totes)

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1
43,659 membres, 860 ressenyes
4.02 estrelles (4.02 estrelles)

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sturlington (49): Futuristic philosophical dystopia. Loss of freedom of speech, mass consumerism, totalitarianism and extreme censorship. Required reading.

2
34,184 membres, 1,001 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

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sturlington (50): Classic feminist dystopia. Totalitarianism, infertility, theocracy. Required reading.

3
45,453 membres, 632 ressenyes
3.95 estrelles (3.95 estrelles)

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sturlington (40): Classic dystopia and counterpoint to 1984. Genetic engineering, mass consumerism, mind control, totalitarianism. Required reading.

4
67,870 membres, 1,101 ressenyes
4.24 estrelles (4.24 estrelles)

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sturlington (37): Classic political dystopia. Mass surveillance, propaganda, historical deletion, mind control, and extreme totalitarianism. Required reading.

5
49,290 membres, 734 ressenyes
3.99 estrelles (3.99 estrelles)

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sturlington (39): Political/satirical allegory with animal characters. Propaganda and totalitarianism. Required reading.

6
41,258 membres, 654 ressenyes
3.72 estrelles (3.72 estrelles)

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sturlington (22): Allegorical dystopia. Castaway boys on an uninhabited island regress to savagery.

7
32,308 membres, 1,445 ressenyes
4.17 estrelles (4.17 estrelles)

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sturlington (116): Classic example of a children's dystopia, one of the few on this list.

8
29,527 membres, 1,313 ressenyes
4.07 estrelles (4.07 estrelles)

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sturlington (60): Post-apocalyptic. A man and his son wander through a desolated landscape of ashes, eking out their survival from the little that's left remaining, while trying to get... well, nowhere in particular, really.… (més)

9
14,868 membres, 479 ressenyes
3.96 estrelles (3.96 estrelles)

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sturlington (57): Futuristic biopunk dystopia leading to an apocalypse. First of a trilogy.

10
9,873 membres, 277 ressenyes
3.95 estrelles (3.95 estrelles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): I've tried to read this several times and just can't get past the monk wandering around in the desert digging holes. *yawn*

sturlington (41): Post-apocalyptic theological novel. Six hundred years after the Simplification -- total nuclear annihilation -- a cloister of monks in Utah preserve the little that remains of the world's knowledge, and wonder whether mankind is perpetually doomed to destroy itself.… (més)

11
22,112 membres, 343 ressenyes
4 estrelles (4 estrelles)

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sturlington (45): Classic futuristic dystopia written in fictional dialect. Mind control, extreme violence. Required reading.

12
16,091 membres, 417 ressenyes
3.96 estrelles (3.96 estrelles)

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sturlington (47): Philosophical futuristic dystopia. Environmental degradation, androids, existentialism.

13
7,648 membres, 601 ressenyes
4.1 estrelles (4.1 estrelles)

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sturlington (62): Flu pandemic wipes out most of the population.

14
3,325 membres, 67 ressenyes
4.28 estrelles (4.28 estrelles)

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sturlington (61): Biblical apocalypse, epidemic of human-engineered virus, showdown between good and evil.

15
38,756 membres, 1,676 ressenyes
4.19 estrelles (4.19 estrelles)

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sturlington (119): Sequel to The Hunger Games.

16
14,885 membres, 299 ressenyes
3.72 estrelles (3.72 estrelles)

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sturlington (33): Classic time travel novel. Far future dystopia in which humanity has de-evolved; also dying Earth. Required reading.

17
6,194 membres, 179 ressenyes
3.99 estrelles (3.99 estrelles)

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sturlington (11): Apocalyptic "cozy catastrophe". Blindness epidemic and man-eating plants.

18
51,719 membres, 3,288 ressenyes
4.33 estrelles (4.33 estrelles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): "We're in a battle for our lives so why don't we go in this cave and make out for awhile?" *eyeroll*

sturlington (118): Televised survival contests. Post-apocalyptic future America. Probably the best of the recent YA dystopias.

19
35,395 membres, 968 ressenyes
4.32 estrelles (4.32 estrelles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): Homophobic and misogynistic.

sturlington (117): Futuristic military SF with dystopian themes. Child soldiers versus aliens. First in a series.

20
8,485 membres, 212 ressenyes
4.14 estrelles (4.14 estrelles)

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sturlington (46): False utopia/anarchism.

21
5,001 membres, 147 ressenyes
4.04 estrelles (4.04 estrelles)

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sturlington (55): Feminist dystopia. Society has completely collapsed, and a young woman is driven from her home after her neighborhood is burned and her family murdered. Despite the violence and hopelessness that surrounds her, she is determined to spread her spiritual message.… (més)

22
35,046 membres, 1,626 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

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sturlington (120): Sequel to Catching Fire.

23
19,458 membres, 251 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

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sturlington (42): Satirical apocalyptic novel.

24
11,210 membres, 296 ressenyes
3.68 estrelles (3.68 estrelles)

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sturlington (23): WWII alternate history dystopia. Fascist US.

25
4,183 membres, 157 ressenyes
3.85 estrelles (3.85 estrelles)

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sturlington (102): Classic "pre-apocalyptic" novel. Nuclear devastation.

26
2,763 membres, 145 ressenyes
3.94 estrelles (3.94 estrelles)

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sturlington (59): Sequel to The Year of the Flood.

27
19,724 membres, 320 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

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sturlington (25): Classic cyberpunk. Required reading.

28
17,481 membres, 335 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

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sturlington (31): Cyberpunk (or post-cyberpunk).

29
13,945 membres, 266 ressenyes
4.04 estrelles (4.04 estrelles)

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sturlington (24): Human colonization of Mars, during which there is a nuclear war on Earth.

30
11,982 membres, 618 ressenyes
3.91 estrelles (3.91 estrelles)

Explicacions:

sturlington (122): YA dystopia. Conformity, personal appearance. First of a series.

31
6,808 membres, 177 ressenyes
3.85 estrelles (3.85 estrelles)

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sturlington (63): Classic precursor to 1984. Required reading for serious fans of dystopian lit.

32
6,291 membres, 340 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

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sturlington (58): Sequel to Oryx and Crake.

33
5,065 membres, 314 ressenyes
4.1 estrelles (4.1 estrelles)

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sturlington (121): Future subterranean totalitarian society. Post-apocalyptic--environmental destruction.

34
5,046 membres, 191 ressenyes
3.57 estrelles (3.57 estrelles)

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sturlington (43): Futuristic dystopia/apocalyptic novel. Male infertility, human extinction, dictatorship. Christian allegory.

35
19,100 membres, 845 ressenyes
3.82 estrelles (3.82 estrelles)

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sturlington (26): Alternate history dystopia. Cloning and organ harvesting.

36
8,576 membres, 197 ressenyes
3.93 estrelles (3.93 estrelles)

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aulsmith (0): Clarke didn't mean this to be dystopian, just a sad evolutionary farewell.

sturlington (123): False utopia. Alien invasion, transhumanism.

37
7,962 membres, 580 ressenyes
3.89 estrelles (3.89 estrelles)

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sturlington (27): Vampire apocalypse. First in a trilogy.

38
3,902 membres, 103 ressenyes
3.91 estrelles (3.91 estrelles)

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sturlington (44): Post-apocalyptic dystopia. Evolution of humanity, development of telepathic powers, theological themes. YA audience.

39
2,843 membres, 136 ressenyes
3.84 estrelles (3.84 estrelles)

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sturlington (28): Sequel to The Passage.

40
18,818 membres, 1,332 ressenyes
4.01 estrelles (4.01 estrelles)

Explicacions:

sturlington (0): YA dystopia. Conformity, totalitarianism. First of a trilogy.

41
16,700 membres, 453 ressenyes
4.32 estrelles (4.32 estrelles)

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sturlington (125): Alternate history with superheroes. Dystopian and apocalyptic themes.

42
5,273 membres, 264 ressenyes
3.76 estrelles (3.76 estrelles)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (0): RapeX1000. *shudder*

sturlington (113): Futuristic biopunk dystopia. Climate change and genetic engineering.

43
2,934 membres, 191 ressenyes
3.78 estrelles (3.78 estrelles)

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sturlington (103): Feminist dystopia in which women gain the power to kill with electrical shocks. Reverse gender roles.

44
2,529 membres, 69 ressenyes
3.59 estrelles (3.59 estrelles)

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sturlington (124): Feminist dystopia in which suburban housewives are replaced with robot versions of themselves by their husbands.

45
2,487 membres, 69 ressenyes
4.05 estrelles (4.05 estrelles)

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sturlington (56): Sequel to Parable of the Sower.

46
12,843 membres, 647 ressenyes
4 estrelles (4 estrelles)

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sturlington (115): Zombie apocalypse.

47
2,453 membres, 80 ressenyes
4.03 estrelles (4.03 estrelles)

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sturlington (8): Far future following an apocalypse; first contact with advanced alien species. First in a trilogy.

48
1,937 membres, 49 ressenyes
4.06 estrelles (4.06 estrelles)

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sturlington (95): Feminist false utopia. Post-apocalyptic matriarchal society.

49
1,534 membres, 57 ressenyes
3.84 estrelles (3.84 estrelles)

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sturlington (128): Post-apocalyptic novel. Cloning, loss of individuality.

50
1,419 membres, 80 ressenyes
3.85 estrelles (3.85 estrelles)

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sturlington (110): Climate change leads to drought, collapse, and violent clashes over water in the Southwest.

51
1,140 membres, 18 ressenyes
4.08 estrelles (4.08 estrelles)

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sturlington (36): Collection of three novels. Two are set on alien planets. One is far-future post-apocalyptic Earth following an alien invasion.

52
954 membres, 103 ressenyes
3.76 estrelles (3.76 estrelles)

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sturlington (138): Futuristic dystopia. Organ harvesting, euthanasia of the aged and non-productive members of society.

53
28,598 membres, 679 ressenyes
4.26 estrelles (4.26 estrelles)

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sturlington (19): Comic apocalyptic novel that takes the biblical rapture as its premise.

54
19,076 membres, 424 ressenyes
3.81 estrelles (3.81 estrelles)

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sturlington (14): Post-apocalyptic alternate universe. Mix of western, horror and science fiction. First in a series.

55
15,183 membres, 630 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

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sturlington (7): This novel takes place in many different time periods, one of which is a mega-corporation dystopia with cloning, and another is a post-apocalyptic scenario featuring a fictional dialect.… (més)

56
13,051 membres, 1,028 ressenyes
4.11 estrelles (4.11 estrelles)

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sturlington (132): Futuristic dystopia: overcrowding and escape to virtual reality. Video game-like narrative.

57
11,100 membres, 351 ressenyes
4.07 estrelles (4.07 estrelles)

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sturlington (131): Apocalyptic allegory. Blindness epidemic, extreme regression of civilization.

58
9,606 membres, 411 ressenyes
3.83 estrelles (3.83 estrelles)

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sturlington (34): A mysterious dome encloses a small town and civilization regresses quickly. Strong apocalyptic themes.

59
9,056 membres, 177 ressenyes
4.17 estrelles (4.17 estrelles)

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sturlington (195): Probably not going to read this since I saw the movie.

60
8,097 membres, 273 ressenyes
3.83 estrelles (3.83 estrelles)

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sturlington (0): Sequel to Uglies.

61
7,950 membres, 215 ressenyes
4.02 estrelles (4.02 estrelles)

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sturlington (18): Futuristic dystopia; perpetual war.

62
6,392 membres, 46 ressenyes
3.78 estrelles (3.78 estrelles)

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sturlington (240): Sequel to Count Zero.

63
5,459 membres, 96 ressenyes
3.94 estrelles (3.94 estrelles)

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sturlington (126): Alien civilization that experiences cyclical apocalypses.

64
4,551 membres, 251 ressenyes
4.22 estrelles (4.22 estrelles)

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sturlington (196): DNF

65
4,242 membres, 131 ressenyes
3.99 estrelles (3.99 estrelles)

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sturlington (38): Classic post-nuclear war apocalyptic fiction. The residents of a small Florida town, having been alerted just prior to an all-out nuclear war, must struggle with the vagaries of small-town politics after the apocalypse.… (més)

66
4,217 membres, 104 ressenyes
3.99 estrelles (3.99 estrelles)

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sturlington (129): Futuristic dystopia. Survival contests. One of The Bachman Books.

67
3,768 membres, 63 ressenyes
3.92 estrelles (3.92 estrelles)

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sturlington (130): A comet has slammed into the Earth, destroying all governing structures, and within weeks all of the survivors have reverted to feudalism, cannibalism and worse. Fun times.… (més)

68
3,659 membres, 80 ressenyes
3.74 estrelles (3.74 estrelles)

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sturlington (127): Post-apocalyptic. When the end of America comes, what is the one thing that can bring us back from the brink of complete anarchy? That's right: the U.S. Postal Service.… (més)

69
3,633 membres, 251 ressenyes
4.09 estrelles (4.09 estrelles)

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sturlington (182): First of a series.

70
2,221 membres, 59 ressenyes
3.42 estrelles (3.42 estrelles)

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sturlington (99): A utopian all-female society.

71
1,954 membres, 129 ressenyes
3.39 estrelles (3.39 estrelles)

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sturlington (98): Satirical dystopia in which people volunteer to live in a closed community where they must spend every other month in prison.

72
585 membres, 20 ressenyes
4.19 estrelles (4.19 estrelles)
73
375 membres, 16 ressenyes
3.91 estrelles (3.91 estrelles)

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sturlington (96): Post-nuclear war. Once the apocalypse is over with, two women survive on a farm on the Oregon coast while trying to preserve the remainder of mankind's knowledge and sparring with the ultra-Christian religious cult down the beach.… (més)

74
14,675 membres, 264 ressenyes
3.75 estrelles (3.75 estrelles)

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sturlington (35): Martian invasion with a strong apocalyptic tone.

75
7,470 membres, 117 ressenyes
3.98 estrelles (3.98 estrelles)

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sturlington (21): Short stories, several of which have apocalyptic and dystopian themes.

76
6,869 membres, 208 ressenyes
3.77 estrelles (3.77 estrelles)

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sturlington (0): Sequel to Pretties.

77
5,925 membres, 70 ressenyes
3.74 estrelles (3.74 estrelles)
78
5,323 membres, 322 ressenyes
3.98 estrelles (3.98 estrelles)
79
5,188 membres, 150 ressenyes
4.01 estrelles (4.01 estrelles)

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Lucy_Skywalker (0): a great book, indeed, but it's not really a dystopia

sturlington (54): Alternate realities include dystopian and apocalyptic possibilities.

80
4,518 membres, 416 ressenyes
3.78 estrelles (3.78 estrelles)

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sturlington (141): YA dystopia. Technology implants.

81
3,331 membres, 140 ressenyes
3.97 estrelles (3.97 estrelles)
82
3,030 membres, 164 ressenyes
3.6 estrelles (3.6 estrelles)

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sturlington (217): DNF

83
2,807 membres, 250 ressenyes
3.87 estrelles (3.87 estrelles)

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youthfulzombie (4): Awesome post-apocalyptic zombies

sturlington (198): Zombie apocalypse. DNF

84
2,743 membres, 42 ressenyes
3.93 estrelles (3.93 estrelles)

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sturlington (246): Overpopulation dystopia. DNF

85
2,301 membres, 188 ressenyes
3.93 estrelles (3.93 estrelles)

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sturlington (245): Post-apocalyptic. DNF

86
2,115 membres, 132 ressenyes
3.62 estrelles (3.62 estrelles)

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rretzler (0): Ugh - I think magic and sci-fi in the same book ruined it for me.

87
1,871 membres, 143 ressenyes
3.62 estrelles (3.62 estrelles)
88
1,808 membres, 45 ressenyes
3.49 estrelles (3.49 estrelles)

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sturlington (17): Feminist spec fiction set in 4 alternate universes, two of which could be considered dystopias.

89
1,703 membres, 167 ressenyes
3.83 estrelles (3.83 estrelles)

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sturlington (51): Pre-apocalyptic. Imminent meteor impact causes social collapse. First in a trilogy.

90
1,431 membres, 107 ressenyes
3.89 estrelles (3.89 estrelles)

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sturlington (135): WWII alternate history in which England goes fascist. First in a trilogy.

91
1,364 membres, 46 ressenyes
3.87 estrelles (3.87 estrelles)

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sturlington (100): Feminist post-apocalyptic fiction. Regression of civilization, return to the wilderness.

92
1,358 membres, 65 ressenyes
3.84 estrelles (3.84 estrelles)

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sturlington (67): Post-apocalyptic dystopian city dominated by a genetically engineered giant bear.

93
1,288 membres, 71 ressenyes
3.79 estrelles (3.79 estrelles)

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sturlington (80): Dystopian future in which outlawing of fossil fuels has sparked a second American Civil War.

94
1,279 membres, 44 ressenyes
3.42 estrelles (3.42 estrelles)

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sturlington (137): First in a trilogy. Climate change apocalypse.

95
1,245 membres, 35 ressenyes
4.08 estrelles (4.08 estrelles)

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sturlington (9): Sequel to Dawn.

96
1,042 membres, 86 ressenyes
3.61 estrelles (3.61 estrelles)
97
987 membres, 24 ressenyes
3.65 estrelles (3.65 estrelles)
98
833 membres, 32 ressenyes
4.05 estrelles (4.05 estrelles)
99
781 membres, 18 ressenyes
3.86 estrelles (3.86 estrelles)
100
780 membres, 46 ressenyes
3.75 estrelles (3.75 estrelles)

Explicacions:

sturlington (72): Near-future feminist dystopia in which abortion has been outlawed.

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