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Dystopian fiction

  • Auteur:
    Rossi, Veronica
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    Depuis qu’elle vit à l’extérieur, elle a survécu à une tempête Aether, s’est retrouvée avec un couteau sous la gorge et a été témoin du meurtre de plusieurs hommes. Cette partie était la pire. Exilée de la cité fortifiée de Rêverie, Aria sait que ses chances de survie sur les terres désolés — connues sous le nom de Death Shop — sont minces. Si les cannibales ne l’attrapent pas, la violente tempête électrique s’en chargera. On lui a enseigné que même l’air qu’on y respire peut la tuer. C’est alors qu’Aria rencontre un Étranger nommé Perry. Il est sauvage — primitif — et son seul espoir de rester en vie. Chasseur pour sa tribu en cette région impitoyable, Perry considère Aria peu débrouillarde et fragile — ce à quoi on peut s’attendre d’une Citadine. Toutefois, il a également besoin de son aide; elle seule détient la clé de sa rédemption. Opposés dans pratiquement tous les domaines, Aria et Perry devront apprendre à s’accepter pour survivre. Leur association invraisemblable forgera une alliance qui renforcera la foi des gens qui résident sous le ciel de l’impossible. Dans ce premier livre prometteur, Veronica Rossi entraîne les lecteurs dans une aventure inoubliable au coeur d’un monde où se côtoient la rudesse et la beauté.

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    Peel, Kit
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    Massive climate change has caused a winter that will not thaw, and it seems that the forces of nature have turned on humanity itself. But in the sleepy British village of Pateley, one special girl may hold the key to the Earth’s survival. Wyn, an orphan, has always known that she is different. Unable to feel the biting cold of wind and snow of Pateley’s endless winter, she does what she can to blend in. But when mysterious figures start to appear in the village, insisting that she may have the power to restore order to the natural world, Wyn must look deep inside herself to face the secrets of her past that she has kept hidden even from herself. From debut author Kit Peel, Snow Summer is an immersive fantasy novel that expertly conveys the beauty of the natural world and its conflict with human development. A powerful allegory for climate change and global warming, it is nevertheless a timeless story, reminiscent of classics of the genre.

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    James, Nick
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    Following the dramatic showdown in Seattle, brothers Jesse Fisher and Cassius Stevenson find their world has been turned inside out. The faculty at Skyship Academy is keeping Jesse prisoner in his own home, fearful of his influence over the Pearls. Meanwhile, Cassius has fled to the Polar Cities of Canada, where the Unified Party he deserted threatens retaliation at every turn. When Jesse smuggles a mysterious red Pearl onboard the Academy, he sets loose a destructive chain of events, leading him to a reunion with Cassius and a confrontation with Theo, a bloodthirsty Pearlhound with a dangerous secret. But a larger threat looms in the stars. An enemy is gathering with devastating plans for the entire human race. And Jesse and Cassius might just be the lynchpins that trigger mankind's destruction. Praise for Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars "A fast-paced adventure that delivers solid action sequences throughout."-Publishers Weekly "Skyship Academy is the perfect book for teens who like science fiction."-SLJTeen Newsletter

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    Tayler, Kassy
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    Wren's world has changed. The thing that she fought for, escaping the dome has come to fruition, but it's not the paradise she thought it would be.

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    Erickson, Steve
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    When the Twin Towers suddenly reappear in the badlands of South Dakota, nobody can explain their return. To the tens of thousands drawn to the "American Stonehenge," the Towers seem to sing, even as everybody hears a different song.

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    Negovetich, Sarah
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    Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony. A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she’s almost certain she can learn to love. But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.

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    Onyebuchi, Tochi
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    Ella has a Thing. She sees things that haven't happened yet. Kev wants to protect his sister from a power that could destroy her. But when Kev is incarcerated, Ella must decide what it means to watch her brother suffer.

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    Thorn, J.
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    With a noose around his neck, Samuel arrives in a forest littered with caution tape and artifacts of the deceased. He struggles to regain his memory while fending off a pack of wolves and the mysterious visitors who seem to know more about this dying world than he does. Major, Kole and Mara, new companions also trapped in this strange place, realize they must outrun the ominous cloud eating away at their world before it collapses upon itself. Samuel must find a way to escape the reversion.

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    Brody, Jennifer
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    As Myra Jackson and her friends set out to find the First Continuum, Captain Aero Wright and his two companions from the outer space Second Continuum find themselves banished for treason and stranded on Earth. Wright has vowed to complete his late father's mission to recolonize their ancestral planet, but his true mission is to find the mysterious girl who haunts his dreams. Meanwhile, Myra and the young refugees of the underwater Thirteenth Continuum must make an unlikely ally if they are going to survive the hostile surface world and reach their destination, the nexus of humanity's hope for survival. As their paths begin to converge, the Beacons that guide and connect Myra and Aero begin to prove their power, and a shadowy force with a centuries-old grudge reveals itself.

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    Zumas, Leni
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    One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her own, while also writing a biography of Eivr, a little-known 19th-century female polar explorer. Susan is a frustrated mother of two, trapped in a crumbling marriage. Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents and one of Ro's best students, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. And Gin is the gifted, forest-dwelling herbalist, or "mender," who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt. RED CLOCKS is at once a riveting drama, whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy, and a shattering novel of ideas. In the vein of Margaret Atwood and Eileen Myles, Leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking THE HANDMAID'S TALE for a new millennium. This is a story of resilience, transformation, and hope in tumultuous-even frightening-times.

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    Doctorow, Cory
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    "A timely collection ... connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future"--

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    Roth, Veronica
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    Les fans de la série Divergence, écrite par Veronica Roth, auteure no.1 du New York Times, seront ravis de mettre la main sur Quatre — un recueil divergent, un ajout à la série qui comprend quatre histoires qui ont lieu avant Divergence ainsi que trois scènes inédites écrites du point de vue de Tobias. Les lecteurs ont rencontré Tobias sous l’identité de «Quatre» dans Divergence. Sa voix fait partie intégrante d’Allégeance. Dans Quatre — un recueil divergent, ils pourront découvrir un peu plus du passé de ce personnage charismatique, écrit de son propre point de vue. Lus l’un après l’autre, ces ajouts narratifs mettent en lumière les moments critiques de la vie de Tobias. Les trois premières histoires — «Le transfert», «L’initiation» et «Le fils» — suivent le transfert de Tobias des Altruistes aux Audacieux, son initiation chez les Audacieux et sa découverte des premiers indices que des leaders de deux factions fomentent un complot. La quatrième histoire, «Le traître», suit en parallèle les événements de Divergence, donnant aux lecteurs un aperçu des décisions de loyauté – et d’amour – que Tobias prend dans les semaines après sa rencontre avec Tris Prior.

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    Worth, Liz
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    Sole survivor of a suicide pact, Ang has fallen into an underground music scene obsessed with the idea of the end of the world. But when the end finally does come, Ang and her friends don’t find the liberation they expected. Instead, those still alive are starving, strung out and struggling to survive in a world that no longer makes sense. As Ang navigates the world’s final days, her emotional and physical instability mix with growing uncertainty and she begins to distrust her perception in a place where nothing can ever be trusted for what it seems to be. Bleak and haunting, PostApoc blends poetry and punk rock, surrealism and stark imagery to tell the story of a girl wavering at the edge of her sanity.

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    Coupland, Douglas
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    In his 2010 CBC Massey Lectures acclaimed novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland explores the modern crises of time, human identity, society, religion and macroeconomics and the afterlife in the form of a novel, a 5-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde incapable of true human contact; and finally a mysterious voice known as Player One. Slowly, each reveals the truth about themselves while the world as they know it comes to an end. The book asks as many questions as it answers, and readers will leave the story with no doubt that we are in a new phase of existence as a species -- and that there is no turning back.

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    Better Hero Army
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    When Tom, the son of a powerful Senator, becomes stranded in the Plagued States while searching for his lost sister, his only hope of survival rests in the hands of a few grizzled veteran zombie hunters and a mysterious half-breed zombie woman he thinks may know where to find his sister. In the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse, the humans won by creating a moat surrounding the Plagued States of America. Now zombies roam freely, and only the most fearless of hunters venture in; but they don’t hunt to kill. Zombie labor is too valuable a commodity. That’s why Tom has come to one of only three sanctioned outposts along the Moaning Coast, to check their sales records in the hopes of finding his lost sister. What he finds instead is a mysterious half-breed zombie woman who may know where she is. When the township is overrun by zombies, Tom, the half-breed and a group of grizzled zombie hunters must fend for themselves in order to survive not only the zombie horde, but the military gunships trying to wipe out the infection.

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    Asimov, Isaac
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    One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other two hundred million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two.

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    Tunney, Stephen
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    Sixteen-year-old Hieronymus Rexaphin has an amazing talent--he has the ability to see the fourth primary color, and therefore the unique future paths of time and matter. Because his eye color is illegal, he is forced to wear special goggles. But everything changes for him when he exposes his eyes to a young Earth girl.

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    ORWELL, George
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    Hidden away in the Record Department of the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party whilst inwardly rebelling against the totalitarian world he lives in which demands absolute obedience. In his longing for truth and liberty, he begins a secret love affair with a fellow worker but soon discovers a nightmare world where love is hate, war is peace and the true price of freedom is betrayal.

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    Ing, Graeme
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    A primeval fiend is loose in the ancient metropolis of Malkandrah, intent on burning it to a wasteland. The city's leaders stand idly by, and the sorcerers that once protected the people are long gone. Maldren, a young necromancer, is the only person brave enough to stand against the creature. Instead of help from the Masters of his Guild, he is given a new apprentice. Why now, and why a girl? As they unravel the clues to defeating the fiend, they discover a secret society holding the future of the city in its grip. After betrayals and attempts on his life, Maldren has reason to suspect everyone he thought a friend, even the girl. His last hope lies in an alliance with a depraved and murderous ghost, but how can he trust it? Its sinister past is intertwined in the lives of everyone he holds dear. Can only evil defeat evil?

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    Jenkins, Jennifer
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    Four clans have been at war for centuries: the Kodiak, the Raven, the Wolf, and the Ram. Through brutal war tactics, the Ram have dominated the region, inflicting death and destruction on their neighbors. Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the Nameless. Hers is a suicide mission - Zo's despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But after her younger sister follows her into Ram's Gate, Zo must find a way to survive her dangerous mission and keep her sister safe. What she doesn't expect to find is the friendship of a young Ram whose life she saves, the confusing feelings she develops for a Ram soldier, and an underground Nameless insurrection. Zo learns that revenge, loyalty, and love are more complicated than she ever imagined.

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