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Dystopian fiction

  • Auteur:
    Chabot, Jason
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    Elia is a fugitive, on the run from the Imperial Guards, who have launched a city-wide manhunt and offered a reward for her capture. Hokk is also on Elias trailone step behind and all too aware of the mortal danger she is in. Elia possesses evidence that could topple the oppressive monarchy, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to know who is an enemy and who is an ally in the quest to overcome those who have wrought misery in the realms of Above and Below. As their worlds drift ever farther apart, Elia and Hokk will have to decide where it is they truly belong and what it means to be reunited.

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    Chabot, Jason
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    In Jason Chabot’s brilliant debut, fantasy and futuristic worlds collide—literally.

    The first of three volumes in this thrilling trilogy opens on the barren plains of Below, where a teenage boy named Hokk lives in exile with his fox sidekick, Nym, amid the remnants of our modern age.

    On the floating islands in the skies of Above, the islands’ edges are borders no one dares cross until the ritual burials that send their dead to Below. Here Elia toils in endless drudgery until the day she discovers a mystery swirling around her family’s past. But before she can unravel the secrets, a series of natural disasters rumble through Above, bringing both worlds—and Hokk and Elia—ever closer, until the day the earth crumbles below Elia’s feet and she falls.

    When Hokk rescues the strange girl who miraculously survives her plunge into the sea, he realizes she might be the key to finally ending his banishment. Both teens are desperate to return to the homes they’ve lost, and their journey together will propel them across endless plains, through shattered cities and into mirrored palaces in a centuries-old battle for the very earth and sky around them.

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    Vaughn, Carrie
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    A mysterious murder in a dystopian future leads a novice investigator to question what she's learned about the foundation of her population-controlled society. Decades after economic and environmental collapse destroys much of civilization in the United States, the Coast Road region isn't just surviving but thriving by some accounts, building something new on the ruins of what came before. A culture of population control has developed in which people, organized into households, must earn the children they bear by proving they can take care of them and are awarded symbolic banners to demonstrate this privilege. In the meantime, birth control is mandatory. Enid of Haven is an Investigator, called on to mediate disputes and examine transgressions against the community. She's young for the job and hasn't yet handled a serious case. Now, though, a suspicious death requires her attention. The victim was an outcast, but might someone have taken dislike a step further and murdered him' In a world defined by the disasters that happened a century before, the past is always present. But this investigation may reveal the cracks in Enid's world and make her question what she really stands for.

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    Cazeault, Patrice
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    Annika a commis l’irréparable. Traquée par les agents que son oncle a lancés à ses trousses, elle se réfugie dans le Hakana, le quartier le plus obscur et le plus méprisé de l’orgueilleuse capitale tharisienne. Sachant qu’elle a porté un coup dur à la cause que défendent ses amis, Annika évite les contacts avec Irion et Karalion. Dans l’ombre, elle préfère tout recommencer à neuf, avec quelqu’un qui ignore toute la portée de la haine qu’elle dissimule derrière son masque noir. Toutefois, lorsque le déferlement des hordes humaines, lancées à l’assaut des frontières de la fragile Alliance, force les Amiraux à ratisser les ruelles de ses ghettos à la recherche de nouveaux soldats, les fondations de la nouvelle vie d’Annika sont balayées en une seule nuit. Dans un geste désespéré, elle prend un pari risqué. Coûte que coûte, elle doit retrouver Chernova.

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    Tayler, Kassy
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    Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city once constructed to protect Earth's collision with a comet. But centuries later, society has become complacent even while the coal runs out. And some wonder, "Is there life outside the dome?"

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    Simmons, Kristen
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    Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties, but when Chase, the only boy she has ever loved, arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action.

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    George Orwell
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    In this political fable, the animals of Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers to establish the democratic Animal Farm. But as the society evolves, leaders become rulers and totalitarianism is re-established.

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    MacDonald, Hugh
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    After years of struggle by Blanchfleur to maintain its independence, the idyllic walled city of Aahimsa, a community of girls and women dedicated to making a life of peace free of the brutality and aggression of outsiders, and its prospering Manuhome, are suddenly victims of a brutal surprise attack by the forces of The World Federation of City States. Mabon and Nora are in hiding outside the city where they witness all the horrors of the assault. Adam, their adoptive son, is no longer with them, having been placed under the protection of Doctor Ueland at the Manuhome. Adam, known to the federation as The Last Wild Boy has been hunted down since his unauthorized birth in Aahimsa. Blanchfleur the mayor of Aahimsa along with her daughter and granddaughter Tish, flee for their lives along with hundreds of the Manuhome workers. A few of them are thrown together and, although some are strangers and long-time enemies, they are forced by circumstance to attempt to find a way to escape extinction in the outside world against powerful and relentless common enemies, traitors and especially the federation's murderous and heartless robotic army. They must deal with great dangers and unexpected revelations. Can they manage to work together and adjust their thinking enough to survive and find happiness against such seemingly insurmountable odds?

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    El Akkad, Omar
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    Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. Telling her story is her nephew, Benjamin Chestnut, born during war as one of the Miraculous Generation and now an old man confronting the dark secret of his past--his family's role in the conflict and, in particular, that of his aunt, a woman who saved his life while destroying untold others.

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    Moriarty, Laura
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    A powerful and thought-provoking YA debut from New York Times bestselling author Laura Moriarty. Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality. Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn't concerned with the internments because she doesn't know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these plans are better for everyone's safety. But when she happens upon Sadaf, a Muslim fugitive determined to reach freedom in Canada, Sarah-Mary at first believes she must turn her in. But Sadaf challenges Sarah-Mary's perceptions of right and wrong, and instead Sarah-Mary decides, with growing conviction, to do all she can to help Sadaf escape. The two set off on a desperate journey, hitchhiking through the heart of an America that is at times courageous and kind, but always full of tension and danger for anyone deemed suspicious.

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    Lyga, Barry, DeFranco, Rob
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    On the ruined planet earth, where resources are scarce, Deedra comes across a boy named Rose--a boy with a secretive past and special abilities. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone on the planet.

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    Montag, Kassandra
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    An unforgettable, inventive, and riveting epic saga with the literary force and evocative imagination of Station Eleven, Zone One, and The Road, that signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent. A little more than a century from now, the world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, starting with the great coastal cities, rising floodwaters have left America an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Civilization as it once was is gone. Bands of pirates roam the waters, in search of goods and women to breed. Some join together to create a new kind of society, while others sail alone, barely surviving. Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious and feisty eight-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat, the Bird, visiting small hamlets and towns on dry land only to trade for supplies and information. Just before Pearl's birth, when the monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska, Maya's oldest daughter, Row, was stolen by her father. For eight years Myra has searched for the girl that she knows, in her bones and her heart, still lives. In a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment of raiders on the coast of what used to be Greenland. Throwing aside her usual caution, she and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas to rescue the girl, now thirteen. On the journey, Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger ship, a band of Americans like them. In a desperate act of deceit and manipulation, Myra convinces the crew to sail north. Though she hides her true motivations, Myra finds herself bonding with her fellow seekers, men, women, and children who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world. But secrets, lust, and betrayals threaten to capsize their dream, and after their fortunes take a shocking-and bloody-turn, Myra can no longer ignore the question of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelers. A compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope, After the Flood is a magnificent, action-packed, and sometimes frightening odyssey laced with wonder-an affecting and wholly original saga both redemptive and astonishing.

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    Cannon, Kristan
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    The residents of the small town of Whitefish were used to feeling forgotten and digging their own way out of the snow, but during one of the coldest winters on record, as fuel finally runs out and civilization crumbles around them, Derek, Sheridan and Garrett realize that it’s not just the snow they need to dig their way out of. Garrett is the site manager at the nearby hydro-electric dam — the one thing which might help Whitefish make it through the unforgiving winter. Stranded on site with limited resources, he must fight to keep the dam working while dealing with a team desperate to survive. Derek, safe on Sheridan’s ranch, is certain that the only way to keep their sanctuary alive for the remainder of the winter is through solar power. Needing answers, Derek leaves the ranch to seek out Garrett, only to discover that nearby Naughton, a town where residents used to leave their doors unlocked, has become a dangerous place. Neighbours he once knew are taking advantage of the situation, and Derek discovers that in order to help himself, he needs to help others first. Sheridan is used to chaos. Working in a busy E.R., she saw the best and worst of humanity. Or so she thought. Although the confines of her ranch allowed for everyone to pull together, Sheridan soon finds that it’s not just her family she must lead through this time of need, but a nation also struggling to deal with the new way of life.

  • Auteur:
    Chabot, Jason
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    Hokk is a criminal outcast who has been scavenging the bodies that fall from the sky to Below for meagre treasures to help him survive. Elia hails from the floating kingdoms in the skies of Above, where the islands' edges are borders no one dares to cross except for the ritual burials that send their dead to Below. Together, these teens embarked on a quest to return to the homes they've lost-but now their journeys have diverged, and their futures are more uncertain than ever. Without Hokk, does Elia have any hope of returning to Above and rescuing her family? Without Elia, will Hokk become just another lost soul roaming the endless plains of Below?

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    Rossi, Veronica
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    Cela fait des mois qu’Aria n’a pas vu Perry. Des mois depuis que Perry a été nommé Seigneur de sang des Littorans et qu’Aria a été investie d’une mission impossible. Maintenant, enfin, ils sont sur le point d’être réunis. Mais leurs retrouvailles sont loin d’être parfaites. Les Littorans ne portent pas Aria, une ancienne Sédentaire, dans leur coeur. Et avec ces tempêtes d’Éther qui ne cessent d’empirer et qui menacent l’avenir de la tribu, Aria commence à croire que la seule façon de les sauver tous les deux serait de laisser Perry derrière. Menacés par de faux amis, des ennemis inconnus et de terribles tentations, Aria et Perry se demandent si leur amour pourra traverser cette nuit sans fin. Dans ce deuxième tome de la Série de l’impossible, Veronica Rossi mélange des éléments du fantastique et de la dystopie pour créer une histoire d’amour captivante aussi périlleuse qu’inoubliable.

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    Bradbury, Ray
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    Fahrenheit 451 is an enduring masterwork--a chilling vision of a dystopian future built on the foundations of ignorance, censorship, and brutal repression. This collection of sixteen selected shorter works explores the origins of that darkly magnificent tale.

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    Kunstler, James Howard
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    It is a stormy Christmas Eve in little Union Grove when Daniel Earle arrives back from his two-year sojourn. Sick and exhausted, he shares the story of the break-up of the nation into three uneasy independent regions. Meanwhile, Union Grove has been shocked by a Christmas Eve double murder.

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    Basilières, Michel
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    An unusual and remarkable dystopian novel

    A Free Man is a satirical tall tale presented as the drug and alcohol fuelled conversation of two old friends getting reacquainted over one night. It’s also a boy-meets-girl story of the worst kind and a time travel story about a future where the world is ruled by robots and humans are vermin. When timelines cross, the world as we know it bends . . .

    Skid Roe is completely self-absorbed and delusional. His struggle to exercise free will is constantly hampered by the physical manifestation of his inner demons and by the norms and rules of contemporary life. He’s both aided and hindered by Lem, a robot from the future whose good intentions leave Skid on the run from a shadowy state security agency.

    A surreal, beautiful, and powerful literary mash-up, Basilières’ long-awaited sophomore effort is inventive and darkly funny.

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    Miller, Walter M.
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    In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

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    Orwell, George
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    Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this dramatically popular book. George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities- will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, the hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him. The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell's nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is still the great modern classic of negative Utopia.

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