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Dystopian fiction

  • Auteur:
    Wenstrom, E. J.
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    Torn apart by war and abandoned by the gods, only one hope remains to save humanity. But the savior isn’t human at all. Trapped by his Maker’s command to protect a mysterious box, Adem is forced to kill anyone who tries to steal it. When a young boy chances upon Adem’s temple, he resists temptation, intriguing the golem. As the boy and his sister convince Adem to leave the refuge of his temple, the group lands in a web of trouble. Now Adem will do whatever necessary to keep his new young charges safe, even if it means risking all to get rid of the box. Their saving grace comes in the form of an angel who offers to set Adem free of the box’s magic by granting his greatest desire—making him human. But first, Adem must bring back the angel’s long-dead human love from the Underworld. In doing so, he will risk breaking the barrier between the realms, a cataclysm that could launch the Third Realm War. To set things right, he may be forced to give up his the only thing he’s ever truly wanted… a chance at a soul of his own.

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    Eldridge, J J
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    Self-Sacrifice to Save the Planet. The year is 2065. Following a freak encounter with a mysterious woman, Brian, a bored and frustrated dentist in the midst of a personal crisis, finds himself in the position to expose a conspiracy to control world population. Fifty-five years earlier, the manipulators — a mysterious group with aims to influence the course of the world — set in motion an irreversible chain of events by creating genetically engineered prophets with God-like powers who healed the sick and preached self-sacrifice as the ultimate good, redefining humanity’s course. Now, betrayed by their ruthless creators, the prophets are being hunted. Standing in the way of their annihilation and a resulting cover-up are Brian and his unlikely allies — a radiologist and a woman with a dangerous secret — who must all overcome their personal baggage to give the world its only chance to finally learn the truth.

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    Rice, Waubgeshig, Merasty, Billy
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    A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice. With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadearship loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision. Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.

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    Mehrotra, Rati
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    Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family. When Kyra's beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana's long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends. Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra-and for Asiana.

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    Lavoie, Pierre-Olivier
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    Le monde est viré à l’enfer. Tout ce que nous connaissons a été infecté et transformé en un véritable fléau. La nuit, des créatures ailées et cauchemardesques prennent les bâtisses comme perchoir. Dans les rues, les infectés se ruent en horde sur les malchanceux croisant leur chemin. Le jour, alors que le calme revient et que les monstres se cachent, les derniers humains s’entretuent et se pillent comme de véritables rapaces. Il n’y a plus de moralité, puisqu’elle vous empêchera de survivre. C’est la loi du plus fort, la loi de la survie. Je m’appelle Brynja. Je vais survivre.

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    Benson, Robert Hugh
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    Secular humanism has triumphed. Everything the late Victorians believed would bring human happiness has been achieved, but what has been created is a sterile world of crass materialism. And now it is only a small and shrinking underground Church that stands against the "Lord of the World."

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    Strickland, Adrianne
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    When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became a most-wanted fugitive overnight. But he never expected his flight would end with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Now he’s a prisoner inside the Athenaeum, where his new life under the Godspeakers’ control has begun. As the Word of Death, Tavin can kill with a touch, an ability he must learn to harness or risk hurting the people he cares for. But Ryse, the Godspeaker charged with Tavin’s training, is pushing him to be as ruthless as she is. Her goal: make Tavin an elite assassin, whether he wants to be or not. His first target: the Chinese ambassador to Eden City. And that’s just the beginning... Praise: "Strickland's mythology continues to be compelling, and fans of the first entry will be eager to see how it unfolds." —Booklist "Those seeking a novel with a dark premise, new religion, and reluctant hero and assassin should give it a shot." —VOYA "Fans of action-packed dystopias will enjoy Tavin's attempts not to lose himself in the ferocity of his power, and they will stay tuned for Volume 3 and its likely romantic angst." —Kirkus Reviews

  • Auteur:
    Strickland, Adrianne
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    When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became a most-wanted fugitive overnight. But he never expected his flight would end with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Now he's a prisoner inside the Athenaeum, where his new life under the Godspeakers' control has begun. As the Word of Death, Tavin can kill with a touch, an ability he must learn to harness or risk hurting the people he cares for. But Ryse, the Godspeaker charged with Tavin's training, is pushing him to be as ruthless as she is. Her goal: make Tavin an elite assassin, whether he wants to be or not. His first target: the Chinese ambassador to Eden City. And that's just the beginning...

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    Vinet, Jean-François
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    Au lendemain de la Grande Révolution, le chaos règne partout. Alors que l'inquiétude grandit au sein de la communauté scientifique, les éléments se déchaînent, engendrant des conséquences qui dépassent l'entendement. Envoyée à Barcelone par son père dans le but de la protéger, Juliette Deveaux se retrouve seule et désemparée dans une ville qu'elle ne connaît pas. Elle partira alors à la recherche de sa mère, aidée par Manuel Cortez, un jeune orphelin espagnol. Mais sa quête s'avérera beaucoup plus difficile que prévu... Entre-temps, aux îles Salomon, Vincent Deveaux est à l'article de la mort. Prisonnier des rebelles, le coauteur du Manifeste a perdu tout espoir d'être retrouvé. Mais où se trouve donc Edgar Malik?

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    Vinet, Jean-François
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    Qui n'a jamais rêvé de changer le monde? Edgar Malik, un jeune prodige de Harvard, y songe depuis toujours. Mais lorsqu'il se rend à l'une des usines de l'importante multinationale qu'il dirige, il découvre l'horreur. C'est alors que tout bascule. Il se retrouve malgré lui au coeur du plus grand bouleversement que l'humanité a connu. Traqué par une sombre organisation, il s'enfuira avec une brillante et séduisante journaliste. Dans une course effrénée à travers Paris, en passant par Lausanne et Boston, il fera des rencontres inattendues. Mais à qui peut-il réellement faire confiance? Il constatera que la vie est un jeu d'échec dont les coups sont souvent déterminés longtemps d'avance...

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    Davis-Goff, Sarah
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    "Combines the spare poetry of The Road with the dizzying pace of 28 Days Later." -Jennie Melamed, author Gather the Daughters "A riveting novel." -Eowyn Ivey, bestselling author of The Snow Child Remember your just-in-cases. Beware tall buildings. Always have your knives. Raised in isolation by her mother and Maeve on a small island off the coast of a post-apocalyptic Ireland, Orpen's life has revolved around training to fight a threat she's never seen. More and more she feels the call of the mainland, and the prospect of finding other survivors. But that is where danger lies, too, in the form of the flesh-eating menace known as the skrake. Then disaster strikes. Alone, pushing an unconscious Maeve in a wheelbarrow, Orpen decides her last hope is abandoning the safety of the island and journeying across the country to reach the legendary banshees, the rumored all-female fighting force that battles the skrake. But the skrake are not the only threat... Sarah Davis-Goff's Last Ones Left Alive is a brilliantly original imagining of a young woman's journey to discover her true identity.

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    Cazeault, Patrice
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    Quelques mois ont passé depuis le bombardement de la Colonie. Personne n’a de nouvelles de Lanz et de Kodos. Alors que les Tharisiens érigent des murailles autour de leur bastion, ceux qui restent dans la ville avec les Humains subissent la tension qui n’en finit plus de grimper. À l’hôpital, Seki s’affaire au chevet de Laïka. Gravement malade, celle-ci tente de la préparer aux épreuves qui se profilent à l’horizon. Myr, quant à elle, tente de faire comprendre à sa soeur que ses allégeances vont à sa famille, mais elle doit d’abord se convaincre elle-même. Tandis que la rumeur de la guerre gronde au loin, sur Averia, toutes les forces en présence manoeuvrent pour tirer profit de la situation. Seki et Myr, plus déterminées que jamais, feront tout en leur pouvoir pour contrecarrer les plans de leurs nombreux adversaires…

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    Saint-Jean, Mathilde
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    Après une fusillade qui a failli lui coûter la vie, notre héroïne se réveille chez Nayden, en Haute République, où l’opulence et l’excès règnent en maître. En compagnie de son nouveau protecteur, elle prend connaissance de ce qui lui avait été caché en Basse République et réalise la menace qui plane sur sa famille de l’autre côté du mur. Elle tente de s’enfuir pour sauver ses proches mais sera faite prisonnière… jusqu’à ce que deux sauveurs viennent la sortir du pétrin. Nayden et Caleb s’enfuient à ses côtés dans une véritable course contre la montre, rivalisant d’habileté pour sauver Emma et se frayer un chemin jusqu’à son cœur… Réussiront-ils à s’en sortir?

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    Lavoie, Pierre-Olivier
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    Je m’appelle Brynja. J’étais morte. Blessée et affaiblie, j’ai failli à la protection d’Adélaïde. Incapables de survivre, nous avions accepté les abysses. Mais pourtant, la lumière est revenue. J’ai survécu et je me suis réveillée dans un nouveau cauchemar. Je dois retrouver Adélaïde. Elle est devenue ma seule raison de vivre.

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    Cross, E. J.
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    It's a decade since the world died. Humanity has retreated inside walled territories to protect those who are left. Every day is like the one before it: simple, mundane, dreadful. Erin Bishop lives in the territory Eden, where she enforces the rule of Mr. Bellemark, its leader and keeper - a self-proclaimed saviour of the world. All is well inside her concrete cage until the day she learns of a terrorist threatening the lives inside the walls and her partner falls victim to a vicious attack. All at once, Erin is swept up into a centuries-old battle between dark and light. She must fight to finally expose the secrets plaguing her life inside Eden and face the hideous truths of her existence.

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    Nicol, Andy
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    Benji “K9” Keanin attracts trouble. As one of the highest-ranked warriors of the city state of Lilithia Heights, that’s pretty much her job description. But when her fellow warriors start to fall in battle under mysterious circumstances, she starts to worry. Kidnapped by the man responsible, she finds herself improbably drawn to helping him and discovers an unlikely ally. This mysterious person who calls himself “Crow” has seen horrors all too similar to her own, and the bond they share will be what Benji needs as she finds herself facing the ultimate warrior’s challenge: the Tournament of Survivors. Whether she survives will depend on her ability to confront her past and unmask the force terrorizing her hometown.

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    Bolen, Dennis E.
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    Kaspoit! puts speculative illustration to the most profuse series of crimes ever to take place on Canadian soil. Set in the lower mainland of Vancouver, the time is now—criminals are brazen, cops are cynical—and no one is trying to solve the disappearance of dozens of women. Throughout, the novel conveys a savage, dystopian depiction of a netherworld teeming with gangland crime, sexual exploitation, betrayal and murder. The language is neologistic—jarring and vulgar—creating an atmosphere dense with bloodchilling dread, hurtling the reader through sinister, malevolent scenes with a velocity rarely seen in contemporary fiction. Praise for Kaspoit!: “… After William Pickton was arrested, media and activist groups had a field day speculating about why women were going missing from the Downtown Eastside for years before the Vancouver Police or RCMP appeared to notice. That’s the question Bolen tries to answer in Kaspoit! It’s a novel about perception and agendas, about how what we see, and what we think we know, are determined by what we’re looking for. … Bolen’s stripped-to-the-frame, dialogue-driven story will be as shocking to CanLit-conditioned sensibilities as a slap in the face with a bag of cold nails.” (John Moore, BC BookWorld) “Kaspoit! is either a sublime literary work of near genius or is one of the most wretched wallows in the dark mire of the soul ever published. … Reader beware, Kaspoit! is not for the easily upset, but, if you can handle it, you’ll soon realize you’re reading a work of stark brilliance. … The story itself is so compelling that the reader returns to the book, though repelled by it. Finally, the conspiracy it posits is startling compared to the vague news coverage that the infamous pig farm case received.” (Les Wiseman, The Ottawa Citizen) “a tour de force of thug-life horror, the book is a fictionalized account of what might have gone on at a certain Port Coquitlam pig farm where the DNA of 32 women was found during a massive forensic investigation. If you’ve ever felt that the publication ban on Robert Pickton’s speedy trial and conviction smelled strongly of cover-up, this is for you.” (Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight)

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    Lewis, Sinclair
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    A New England newspaper editor fights to destroy the fascist dictatorship established by President Berzelius Windrip in this classic work by the author of Babbit, Arrowsmith, and Main Street that prophesizes the coming of totalitarianism in the United States.

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    Brown, Pierce
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    Honor and betrayal fuel a caste-shattering revolution in the action-packed new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Rising Trilogy. Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • Auteur:
    Shea, Lisa
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    I blink into awareness in a clinically clean hallway, surrounded by tangerine-garbed murderers and psychopaths. I have no idea who I am or why I'm a part of this Hell-bound group. A guard in riot gear hands me a Ruger double-action revolver. I'm told if I can make it through the no-man's-land alive, I might have a chance at amnesty. All I have to do is trek the two-hundred-and-fifty miles north through desolate wasteland to the Gate. Alone. I could say this is the worst day of my life, but I honestly have no idea. Into the Wasteland follows one young woman's journey through treacherous landscapes, backstabbing strangers, and lethal challenges. If she survives, her path will lead her to a final destination beyond anything she could have imagined. All author's proceeds from sales of Lisa Shea's dystopian novellas benefit battered women’s shelters. Lisa's novellas are teen-friendly. They are written without explicit intimacy or violence.

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