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Dystopian fiction

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    Bell, Alden
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    Temple can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember the tragedy that sent her on her personal journey toward redemption. Wandering the blighted land, she must decide where to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.

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    Trinetti, Paul A.
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    THE FATE OF A FUTURE AMERICA. In The Preservation Plan, the final book of THE VEXTON SERIES, an election brings tensions across the country to a head as Peace-Bringer nominee Nicole Kratz and Militant Alliance leader Gerald Levin ruthlessly battle for the presidency. But the future of the country they seek to lead is in jeopardy. Faced with a looming deadline imposed by the Outer Commission to pay its debt—as well as the threat of external forces looking to settle old scores—America is at risk of losing not just its independence, but its identity as a free nation. Following Manufractured (Book 1) and Moon Shade Bluff (Book 2), The Preservation Plan tells the story of a country facing extinction and the final struggle to save it.

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    Dimaline, Cherie
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    In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow - and dreams - means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones, and take refuge from the "recruiters" who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing 'factories.'

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    Crewe, Megan
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    In the second installment in this dystopian trilogy, the virus has spread beyond Kaelyn's island, and she and her friends must head to the mainland, carrying with them hopes for a cure.

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    Quinn, Susan Kaye
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    What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is. The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn’s new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

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    Quinn, Susan Kaye
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    What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is. The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn’s new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

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    MacDonald, Hugh
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    The Last Wild Boy is a dystopic story about Nora who lives in the walled city of Aahimsa, an idyllic community of girls and women working together to make a peaceful life free of the brutality of the outsiders. Nora and her friend Alice, the mayor's daughter, find an outsider baby abandoned within the city walls, and Nora starts to question whether the outsiders pose as much of a threat to her civilization as she's been taught. With the baby's life in danger, Nora must decide whether she's willing to give up everything she has to save him.

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    Collins, Suzanne
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    In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

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    Atwood, Margaret
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    Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around--and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in ... for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled. From the Hardcover edition.

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    Makansi, K.
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    Remy Alexander wants revolution. After watching Vale fall back into the hands of the Sector, she will stop at nothing to reveal the corruption in Okaria. When she joins a secret Outsider network in the underbelly of the capital city, she must use all her skills as a fighter and an artist to show the people the truth. Valerian Orlean wants emancipation. When he wakes up in Okaria as a political prisoner and learns what his parents have done to him, he realizes time is running out before millions of people are forever enslaved. Together, Remy and Vale enlist the help of new friends and old to cut out the rot of unchecked power before the fire at the heart of Okaria grows to an all-consuming blaze. The Harvest, the third book in the Seeds trilogy, brings the terrifying truth of the OAC's MealPak program to light. As injustice spreads throughout the Sector, threatening the freedom of farm workers and laborers in the factory towns, the Resistance must find a way to end the oppressive Orleán administration once and for all.

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    Lowry, Lois
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    Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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    Kinch, Michael
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    Under siege in the harsh African desert. Their only choice: rise up against ruthless renegades... or die. After weeks of suffering from exhaustion and starvation, Jaym and D’Shay, conscripted NorthAm Blenders, have helped dozens of Nswibe refugees cross the African desert under the blazing savannah sun. They’ve finally reunited with their friend, Reya, and found safe haven at a New SUN outpost, a cavern fortress hidden in the Blue Mountains. But their troubles are just beginning. Treachery and infighting run rampant at the camp. And as a massive ’gade attack looms, the three friends are quickly drawn into a deadly battle. Overcoming the siege is vital—defeat would mean slavery, death, and the end of the Blender program, Africa’s last hope. Racing against time, Jaym, Reya, and D’Shay mount a daring counterattack against the power-hungry ’gades—knowing that if they fail, their world will be destroyed. Praise: "For some great action, this can't be beat." —KIRKUS REVIEWS

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    Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Arkadiĭ, Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Boris
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    As nightmarish scenarios begin to affect an experimental city whose sun gets switched on in the morning and off at night, a young astronomer rises through the political hierarchy.

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    Santos, Steven dos.
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    Recruitment Day is here...if you fail, a loved one will die For Lucian "Lucky" Spark, Recruitment Day means the Establishment, a totalitarian government, will force him to become one of five Recruits competing to join the ruthless Imposer task force. Each Recruit participates in increasingly difficult and violent military training for a chance to advance to the next level. Those who fail must choose an "Incentive"-a family member-to be brutally killed. If Lucky fails, he'll have to choose death for his only living relative: Cole, his four-year-old brother. Lucky will do everything he can to keep his brother alive, even if it means sacrificing the lives of other Recruits' loved ones. What Lucky isn't prepared for is his undeniable attraction to the handsome, rebellious Digory Tycho. While Lucky and Digory train together, their relationship grows. But daring to care for another Recruit in a world where love is used as the ultimate weapon is extremely dangerous. As Lucky soon learns, the consequences can be deadly...

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    Kinch, Michael
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    In the year 2069, turning seventeen means mandatory Global Alliance work assignments that range from backbreaking drudgery to deadly canal labor. Trying to survive in a world that's been ravaged by plagues and environmental disasters, three "s'teeners" from the harshest backgrounds think they've gotten lucky. Jaym, Reya, and D'Shay are chosen to be among thousands of blenders, whose task is to help repopulate and rebuild Africa after a devastating solar flare. But the continent itself—roiling with civil war and mercenaries intent on crushing the blending program at any cost—poses the gravest danger. Separated, the three friends struggle to escape the violence and chaos, and somehow reunite. But will following rumors of a mountain hideout lead them to sanctuary, or cost them their lives? Praise: "Shocking and unrelenting—Kinch delivers a blistering, no-holds-barred tale of a dystopian future that feels all too real." —Arthur Slade, Governor General Award-winning author of The Hunchback Assignments "Full of action, this is a compelling, realistic, and exciting thriller for more mature young readers." —Kirkus Reviews "Determinedly multi-ethnic, fast-paced, and with plentiful gore and violence, the book will draw reluctant readers who enjoy action and adventure." —Booklist

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    Cobb, William J.
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    Walls, Shawna
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    Seattle, 2060. Twenty years after a catastrophic earthquake left her effectively an orphan, exotic-animal specialist Sasha Delescu has returned to the rebuilt city of her birth for a new job, and, she hopes, a new chance at taking on the personal demons that have dogged her since her childhood tragedy.The job, an internship with space-exploration company Xenobiology Network, is great at first. She gets to put her education to use studying newly retrieved samples of extraterrestrial life, and meets new friends Alex, a physics genius and fellow intern and Jay, a former soldier and the company's security chief. Even her old pain seems to be fading, as she reconnects with a beloved relative and begins to regain a sense of the family she lost.Then the crash changes everything.Appearing seemingly out of nowhere, an alien ship streaks through the night sky over the city, eventually crash-landing in Elliot Bay. After further investigation, Alex discovers the frightening truth: The craft came through a previously unseen rift in the universe—a doorway to a distant planet. More alarming still, there are more of these doorways, which he calls tesserae, everywhere all over planet Earth, and they're opening all the time.The original study with the alien samples now abandoned, Sasha, Jay, and Alex must suddenly switch gears, helping XenoNet to manage tesserae incursions from aliens both beautiful and dangerous, while also trying to manage their increasingly complicated feelings for each other.

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    James, Steven
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    From bestselling author Steven James comes a compelling and timely thriller that explores what might happen if machines have free will.

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    Noble, Elizabeth
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    Kyle Anderson grew up with the lie that he was one of the last humans born. Then Kyle’s quiet, lonely life as a research assistant and student is shattered when he discovers the government has been lying to the world for more than 20 years. Now on the run from authorities who would kill for his silence, Kyle is taken in by Daniel Shanks, a member of a militia group dedicated to discovering the truth. Daniel has seen death and violence in this new, radically changed society, and the closer he gets to Kyle, the harder his fears ride him. They will need to stop listening to the lies told by the government and start facing the lies they’ve been telling themselves, because the only place strays like them may be safe in this uncertain world is in each other’s hearts.

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    Brown, Rachel Manija, Smith, Sherwood
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    Decades ago, the world underwent the Change--people developed unusual powers and society fell apart. Teenage prospector Ross Juarez has just barely made it to Las Anclas alive, and he brings with him a precious artifact, an unknown power, and a whole lot of trouble.

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