Category: Dystopia

  • The Long Orbit

    By Mick Farren

    Notwithstanding firmly ensconced in a futuristic international, Marlowe lives some time past of Nineteen Forties detectives, yet his myth existence assumes the tough fringe of truth whilst he is taking a case provided by means of a mysterious woman.

    It's near-future the USA, carved up into specific company enclaves in which people with jobs are accredited to stay supplied they retain toeing the company line. past the towns are the badlands, domestic to the bad and huddled lots, the dispossessed and determined. And within the twilight quarter among the 2 lies Funtopia, a spot for these too shiny to be human scrap yet too unemployable to slot the company straitjacket.
    within the region, you're given an allowance and accepted to 'leisure out', to keep on with no matter what myth way of life matches you. Marlowe, as befits his identify, is a myth 'Forties detective, taking part in at being a hardbitten shamus within the Hammett/Chandler mold, whilst all at once a true, real case drops into his lap. speedy the case turns deadly, and Marlowe is pressured to desert his fable lifestyles (and his cat) and set out on an odyssey around the ailing, decaying corpse of the USA, operating the gauntlet of company assassins, homicidal truckers and the Vampire cult. ultimately, simply while he thinks he can take not more, the case whisks him up into the wild new frontier of area exploration, the place he comes nose to nose with a daunting new energy truth, the offworld techno-elite.
    'Exit Funtopia' overflows with cool topics – the nods to the Cyberpunk style, Farren's relentless 60's-radical cynicism over the intentions and practices of establishment capitalism, and notably the Vampires, inheritors of the Punk/Goth mantle yet 1000 instances extra wicked. Marlowe is a helpful addition to the lengthy line of Farren heroes – a hedonist jerked out of his delusion global, all too usually a hapless stooge of occasions yet with adequate gumption, swashbuckling bravado and, the place required, senseless violence, to cope with it. extra typically this novel, past due because it is available in the Farren ouvre, records the first actual part in Farren's Foundation-esque destiny heritage of Mankind: the techno-elites slip the surly bonds of Earth and leave for the celebs. fee Mars-The pink Planet, Phaid The Gambler, Protectorate and Their Master's conflict for additional episodes.
    Funtopia: a great spot, yet eventually you want to depart.
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  • Jennifer Government

    By Max Barry

    Taxation has been abolished, the govt. has been privatized, and staff take the surname of the corporate they paintings for. it is a courageous new company international, yet you do not need to be stuck with out a platinum credits card--as lowly promotion Officer Hack Nike is ready to determine. Trapped into development road cred for a brand new line of $2500 footwear via capturing clients, Hack draws the barcode-tattooed eye of the mythical Jennifer govt. A stressed-out unmarried mother, company watchdog, and govt agent who has to rustle up investment prior to she's allowed to struggle crime, Jennifer govt is preserving a last down sale--and every little thing needs to go.

    A wickedly satirical and outrageous mystery approximately globalization and advertising hype, Jennifer Government is the easiest novel on the earth ever.
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  • Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1)

    By Margaret Peterson Haddix

    In a destiny the place the inhabitants Police implement the legislation proscribing a relatives to just teenagers, Luke, an unlawful 3rd baby, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and worry on his family's farm during this begin to the Shadow young ones sequence from Margaret Peterson Haddix.

    Luke hasn't ever been to college. he is by no means had a party, or long gone to a friend's condominium for an in a single day. actually, Luke hasn't ever had a friend.

    Luke is among the shadow little ones, a 3rd baby forbidden by way of the inhabitants Police. he is lived his whole existence in hiding, and now, with a brand new housing improvement changing the woods subsequent to his family's farm, he's now not even allowed to head outside.

    Then, in the future Luke sees a girl's face within the window of a home the place he understands different childrens already reside. eventually, he is met a shadow baby like himself. Jen is keen to probability every little thing to come back out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to get involved in her risky plan? Can he find the money for to not?
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  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    By Stephen King

    Now to be had in a television tie-in version to the hit sequence, Stephen King’s number 1 New York Times bestselling tour-de-force that The Washington Post referred to as “powerful” and “harrowing” follows the apocalyptic process occasions whilst one Maine city is bodily bring to a halt from the remainder of the world.

    On a wholly basic, appealing fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the city is inexplicably and unexpectedly sealed off from the remainder of the area by way of an invisible strength box. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, humans working errands within the neighboring city are divided from their households, and vehicles explode on influence. not anyone can fathom what this barrier is, the place it got here from, and when—or if—it will depart.

    Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order prepare dinner, unearths himself teamed with a number of intrepid citizens—town newspaper proprietor Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant on the health center, a select-woman, and 3 courageous youngsters. opposed to them stands enormous Jim Rennie, a political candidate who will cease at nothing—even murder—to carry the reins of strength, and his son, who's preserving a terrible mystery in a depressing pantry. yet their major adversary is the Dome itself. simply because time isn’t simply brief. It’s operating out.
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  • Battle Royale

    By Koushun Takami

    Conflict Royale, a high-octane mystery approximately mindless adolescence violence, is one among Japan's best-selling - and so much arguable - novels. As a part of a ruthless application by way of the totalitarian executive, ninth-grade scholars are taken to a small remoted island with a map, nutrients, and numerous guns. pressured to put on specified collars that explode once they holiday a rule, they need to struggle one another for 3 days until eventually just one "winner" is still. The removing contest turns into the last word in must-see truth tv. A eastern pulp vintage on hand in English for the 1st time, conflict Royale is a effective allegory of what it potential to be younger and live on in latest dog-eat-dog international. the 1st novel via small-town journalist Koushun Takami, it went directly to develop into a good extra infamous movie through 70-year-old gangster director Kinji Fukusaku.
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  • The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three)

    By James Dashner

    Learn the 3rd e-book within the number one New York Times bestselling Maze Runner sequence, perfect for fanatics of The starvation Games and Divergent. the 1st and moment books, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, are actually significant movies that includes the celebrity of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster! additionally search for James Dashner’s latest sequence, the Mortality Doctrine: the attention of Minds, the guideline of Thoughts, and The online game of Lives.
    It’s the tip of the line.
    depraved has taken every thing from Thomas: his lifestyles, his stories, and now his purely friends—the Gladers. yet it’s eventually over. the pains are whole, after one ultimate test.
    Will an individual survive?
    What depraved doesn’t recognize is that Thomas recollects excess of they believe. And it’s adequate to turn out that he can’t think a note of what they say.
    The fact may be terrifying.
    Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll threat whatever to save lots of his acquaintances. however the fact may be what ends all of it.
    The time for lies is over.
    Praise for James Dashner and the Maze Runner sequence:
    A no 1 New York Times Bestselling Series
    A USA Today Bestseller
    A Kirkus Reviews top youngster publication of the Year
    An ALA-YASLA top Fiction for teenagers Book
    An ALA-YALSA fast Pick
    “[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fanatics describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The starvation Games, and Lost.” —

    “Wonderful motion writing—fast-paced . . . yet shrewdpermanent and good observed.” —Newsday
    “[A] nail-biting must-read.” —
    “Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly
    Heart-pounding to the final moment.” —Kirkus Reviews
    Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times

    Take a deep breath ahead of you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Brother In The Land (Puffin Teenage Fiction)

    By Robert Swindells

    An 'After-the-Bomb' tale advised by means of teenage Danny, one of many survivors - one of many unfortunate ones. Set in Shipley, a standard city within the north of britain, this can be a strong portrayal of a global that has damaged down. Danny not just has to manage in an international of lawlessness and gang struggle, yet he has to guard and take care of his little brother, Ben, and a woman referred to as Kim. Is there any wish left for a brand new global?
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  • Wormwood

    By Micah Ackerman

    Nate has continuously feared the worst, yet now the worst has develop into the truth. The Emergency Broadcast process blares its tone, he flees to his swiftly prepped safeguard along with his infatuation Jeannette Leach. jointly they grieve and locate love.

    They emerge a month later to a devastated global the place numerous lives have already been misplaced. The few determined survivors huddled in Middlebrook, Connecticut, ultimately obtain a hopeful radio transmission from the nationwide Guard.

    Heartened by way of the inside track that Maine has provides to spare, Middlebrook selects some of its citizens to retrieve the required goods. however the highway is lengthy and treacherous, and bicycles are their basically mode of transport.

    While Nate Wilder and the opposite cyclists try and make it to Maine and again sooner than wintry weather moves, the Middlebrook citizens are left lower than the tenuous management of ultra-religious Simon Huff.

    The risks of the line are to be anticipated, but if even the delicate safeguard of domestic starts off to appear suspect, involved citizen Jeannette Leach strives to discover what's using Simon’s unusual habit. Will Nate and the others go back in time to avoid wasting their homeland from extra insidious catastrophe?

    Touching at the results of psychological disease in addition to the facility of friendship, Wormwood takes a real-life method of the post-apocalyptic thriller.

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  • Atlas Shrugged

    By Ayn Rand

    Highbrow secret tale that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex.

    Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economic climate is collapsing as a result mysterious disappearance of major innovators and industrialists, this novel offers an amazing landscape of human life-from the efficient genius who turns into a valueless the good metal industrialist who doesn't understand that he's operating for his personal the thinker who turns into a the girl who runs a transcontinental the bottom song employee in her educate tunnels.

    Peopled by way of larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of excellent and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical revolution advised within the kind of an motion mystery.
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  • This Machine Kills

    By Steve Liszka

    Within the all-too-near destiny, Britain has been become a few gated towns run via the omnipotent ClearSkies company. when these contained in the towns lead a talented life the place a liable civilian’s most crucial responsibility is to spend, the folks left within the crumbling Old-Towns desperately hang to lifestyles. it's in a single of those dilapidated components that Taylor, a safety officer with a stricken earlier, patrols the streets along with his trigger-happy staff. Their job is to ensure the hungry people who mass on its edges don't infiltrate desire urban. Taylor’s task is quickly to be made considerably more straightforward by way of the fifty-foot-high concrete wall being outfitted round the city’s perimeter. as soon as the wall is entire, the population of wish urban should be completely freed from their ravenous neighbours. Taylor’s plan to surrender his activity is threatened whilst he's given information regarding The Shepherd, a progressive who could have the ability to convey down the rulers of desire urban. now not due to the fact that anarchist punk rocker Billy not anything led the ill-fated Uprisings a decade ahead of, have ClearSkies’ powers been challenged during this approach. whilst occasions take a dangerous flip, Taylor is pressured right into a brutal struggle with town he has sworn to protect. “This computing device Kills, is enjoyable, exciting and enjoyable in addition to being poignant and prophetic. Liszka is a smart expertise who churns out tales that are correct up my street.” - Danny Hogan writer of Killer Tease
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