Dystopian books transport us into a world that does not exist but could transpire a generation or two down the line. Not to mention, this world from the future is dark and unpleasant. People are dehumanized by the acts of torture and systemic oppression.
At the same time, dystopian books provide some of literature’s most blatant cultural critiques. Reading about tyrrant government or even a giant brain telepathically controlling an entire planet stokes the fire in our souls.
So if you’re looking for your new, favorite dystopian novel, I have you covered.
Each of the 21 books captured in the video below promises to be a compelling read. These books have stood the test of time and some of them still sell like hotcakes. Here are my picks for the best dystopian books of all time:
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