Tag Archives: dystopia

A believable dystopia: review of Feed

Feed by M.T. Anderson If you found the Hunger Games and Divergent far-fetched (and they are), Feed shows a dystopian novel that seems possible. In Feed, everyone is hooked up to a network that tracks their interests and purchases. It also allows them to … Continue reading

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The Long Chase and The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go  by Patrick Ness This is the story of a boy and his dog who can read each others’ minds. Actually, all the men on the planet in The Knife broadcast their unfiltered thoughts. It’s called … Continue reading

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Little Brother, the most important YA book to read right now

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow This is an important book. You don’t come across those everyday. Set in a slightly different future with even more surveillance and paranoia, Little Brother gives one of the best critiques of modern society I’ve … Continue reading

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New Free Short Story: The Last Zoo

Just wanted to let you all know I’ve posted a free short story, The Last Zoo, on Smashwords. It’s about a mildly dystopian zoo, a half-blind polar bear, and a post-modernist wing nut. What could be more fun than that? … Continue reading

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Zombie pulp fiction: Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking This is a zombie apocalypse book, pure and simple. Remy is a teenage survivor is also a kickass zombie killer. A virus that turns people into zombies is ravaging the world, and the book opens, the … Continue reading

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The Giver and its dystopian descendants

The Giver by Lois Lowry Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a very orderly community. Everything happens in stages. Dreams are discussed at breakfast. Emotions after dinner. At at 9 you get a bike, at 12 you start training for your career. But … Continue reading

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