Sunday, February 28, 2010

16 Best Dystopian Books

PopCrunch has an annotated list of the 16 Best Dystopian Books of All Time. The bare-bones list is below, with ones I've read in bold print:
1. The Diamond Age, or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
2. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
4. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
6. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
8. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
9. The Book of The New Sun by Gene Wolfe
10. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
11. Neuromancer by William Gibson
12. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
13. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
14. The Sword of Spirits trilogy by John Christopher
15. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
16. That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis
HT: SFSignal


  1. I know it's a short story but I liked A boy and his dog by Harlan Ellison. It seems that dystopia is often brought on by someone's search for utopia.

  2. Anonymous12:33 PM

    excellent book selection.