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 Adult Fiction
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
A woman is forced to live as a concubine for a leader of a fundamentalist theocratic government. Though her stated purpose is to provide children for the Commander, she becomes something more and reveals the new government's hypocrisy.

   
  Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
Snowman, who may be the last human, journeys through a wilderness that was once a great city before uncontrolled genetic engineering changed humanity forever.
   
  The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
A chilling future where corporations control the food supply through genetic modification, barely staying ahead of the bioengineered insects and diseases they created.

   
  Pure by Juliana Baggot
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by mutants, three young people struggle to survive and uncover the secrets of their devastated world.

   
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
In this classic anti-censorship work, books are banned and firemen dispatched to burn any houses which contain them. One fireman begins to see the shallowness of the system he helps uphold and rebels against it.
   
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
A young woman who feels others' pain as her own makes a dangerous journey in a time when society has reverted to anarchy due to resource scarcity and poverty.

   
  Veracity by Laura Bynum
The population in this future world is controlled via government-sanctioned sex and drugs, and a mandatory implant monitors every word a person speaks.
   
  The Passage by Justin Cronin
Amy, who was abandoned by her mother, is pursued and imprisoned to become part of a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions.

   
  The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian
In this high-tech, underground settlement, there is no hunger or money, and everyone's basic needs are met, but everything is not as perfect as it seems.
   
The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
In a post-apocalyptic world, two friends have been tapped for an incredibly perilous mission. Before their assignment is over they will have encountered everything from mimes, ninjas and pirates to one ultra-sinister mastermind whose only goal is world domination.

   
  The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
If determined to be "dispensable" by society, residents are convinced to sacrifice themselves for the "necessary" ones.
   
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
This classic novel describes the horrors of a futuristic utopia devoid of individual freedom.

   
  When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
After waking to find her skin dyed red as punishment for an abortion, a woman must seek refuge from a hostile and threatening society.
   
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Kathy, Ruth and Tommy are best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret. 
   
The Children of Men by P.D. James
In the year 2021, the human race has become infertile and civilization itself is crumbling. A band of unlikely revolutionaries may hold the key to humanity's survival.

   
Perdido Street Station by China Mievelle
New Crobuzon is a squalid city where humans, Re-mades and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia.

   
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
One of the six narratives in this sweeping novel tells the story of a cloned human who works as a food server. When she's elevated to a higher intellectual level, she learns that the future paradise she's been promised is something far more sinister.

   
1984 by George Orwell
Originally published in 1949, this classic novel depicts life in a totalitarian regime in the year 1984.

   
Anthem by Ayn Rand
In a future dark age where individualism is forbidden, a worker "discovers" electricity and is arrested for his unauthorized intellectual excursions. He escapes to the forest, discovers a trove of ancient books and learns the power of individuality. 
   
  Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
This dark comic tale looks at America's dysfunctional future and examines the timeless and tender feelings that might bring us back from the brink.

   
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. When the Robot War ignites, humankind will be both decimated, and possibly for the first time in history, united.

   

Young Adult Fiction

  The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Struck by a virus that wiped out most American children, Ruby finds herself with dangerous powers and imprisoned in a government rehabilitation camp for teens until she manages to escape.
 
Eve by Anna Carey
After a deadly virus has wiped out most of Earth's population, Eve discovers the terrible fate that awaits students when they graduate from their all-girls school, and sets off on a treacherous journey into the wilds of New America.

   
The Roar by Emma Clayton
In a world where all signs of nature have been obliterated and a wall has been erected to keep out plague-ridden animals, Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister was killed and goes in search of her.

   
Matched by Allie Condie
Cassia lives in a society that matches boys and girls for marriage. She is matched with her good friend Xander, but after she sees a glimpse of another boy who she was almost matched with, she wonders who she loves more.

   
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Thomas wakes up in the middle of a maze with no memory of how he came to be there. He must work with others in the maze community if he hopes to escape.

   
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
In a city where it's always dark, there is no sun, no moon, no light at all unless the electricity is on...and the electricity is beginning to fail.

   
  Frozen by Melissa De la Cruz and Michael Johnston
Nat and a young mercenary set off on a dangerous journey through The Remaining States of America, a land filled with gangsters, corrupt government officials and magic.
   
Gone by Michael Grant
In a small California town, everyone over the age of 14 suddenly disappears, which creates a battle between the remaining residents and the students from a local private school.

   
Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
When a future consumer-driven society runs amok, Mal and Laura find that something or someone has erased them from the memories of everyone they've ever known.

   
The Limit by Kristin Landon
When Matt's family unexpectedly surpasses their government-imposed debt limit, he's whisked away to a workhouse where serious dangers await.

   
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Jonas lives in a perfect world where there is no war, fear or pain. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to learn the truth.

   
  Legend by Marie Lu
In a dark future, a famous criminal and the soldier hired to capture him discover they have a common enemy.
   
  Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi
Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, Juliette is freed on the condition she use her horrific abilities to support a post-apocalyptic dictatorship.
   
  Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe and predictable life, until she accidentally falls in love.
   
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover herself trapped in a dystopian society in which someone is trying to kill her.

   
  Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
From radically different societies, two teens hate being dependent on one another until they learn to overcome their prejudices.
   
  The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Living in a walled village surrounded by forest, Mary wants to learn about life, love and the Unconsecrated dwelling in the forest.
   
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways try desperately to fight the system that would "unwind" them.

   
Article 5 by Kristin Simmons
In this society, Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties. When the only boy Ember has ever loved arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action.

   
  Icons by Margaret Stohl
After an alien force colonizes Earth, four teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pasts in order to save the future.
   
Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas
When a deadly virus infects their high school, brothers David and Will and the other students break into gangs that fight each other for survival and the hope of escaping their quarantine.

   
  Partials by Dan Wells
In a world ravaged by disease and war, the future rests in the hands of Kira, a young medic in training.
   
Stung by Bethany Wiggins
When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure, but the solution was deadlier than the problem.

   
  The Program by Suzanne Young
When suicide becomes an epidemic, the only cure is a treatment that erases painful memories.

   

 

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