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Dystopian fiction

  • Author:
    Itäranta, Emmi
    Summary:

    Eliana is a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs, but she has a secret--she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island's council of elders. When a girl is found unconscious with Eliana's name tattooed on her palm, Eliana will have to call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness.

  • Author:
    Carey, M. R.
    Summary:

    Koli never planned to set foot outside his small village. He knew that beyond its walls lay a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts, and Shunned men. But when he was exiled, he had no choice but to journey out into this strange world where every moment is a fight for survival. But if he can find lost London, there may still be a way for him to survive.

  • Author:
    Trinetti, Paul A.
    Summary:

    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.

  • Author:
    Carey, M. R.
    Summary:

    Now that Koli and his companions have found the source of the signal they've been following--the mysterious "Sword of Albion"--there is hope that their perilous journey will finally be worth something. They're searching for a way to help humanity fight back against nature. But what they'll find is an ancient war that never ended.

  • Author:
    Carey, M. R.
    Summary:

    Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable landscape. A place where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don't venture too far beyond the walls. He's wrong.

  • Author:
    Shirley, John
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    In a largely abandoned region of the southeast US where hurricane-strength storms return day after day, a former serial killer and a former US Marshal must work together to bring light to America's heart of darkness.

  • Author:
    Lu, Marie
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    "Natalie Naudus turns in a blockbuster performance of this riveting saga...Her performance demonstrates how a strong, consistent narrative voice can amplify the intricacies within a text. Fans of Marie Lu will not be disappointed." — AudioFile Magazine This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and narrator. A broken world. An overwhelming evil. A team of warriors ready to strike back. #1 New York Times -bestselling author Marie Lu is back with an adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves. Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for the only free nation in the world: Mara. A refugee, Talin knows firsthand the horrors of the Federation, a world-dominating war machine responsible for destroying nation after nation with its terrifying army of mutant beasts known only as Ghosts. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara's capital, Talin senses there's more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? What secrets is he hiding? Only one thing is clear: Talin is ready to fight to the death alongside her fellow Strikers for the only homeland she has left ... with or without the boy who might just be the weapon to save—or destroy—them all. Loyalty is life. A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press

  • Author:
    Nix, Garth
    Summary:

    In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no human shall live a day past their fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the children of the Dorms are taken to the Meat Factory, where they will be made into creatures whose sole purpose is to kill. The mysterious Shade, once a man but now more like the machines he fights, recruits the few teenagers who escape into a secret resistance force.

  • Author:
    Mills, Kyle
    Summary:

    With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the president has been forced to establish his own clandestine group, Covert-One. It's activated only as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out. When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to revolutionize the world and make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential.

  • Author:
    Kling, Marc-Uwe
    Summary:

    Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with the break up when your ideal match (frequently) changes. And the foolproof algorithms of the biggest, most successful company in the world, TheShop, know what you want before you do and conveniently deliver to your doorstep before you even order it. In QualityCity, Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper who can't quite bring himself to destroy the imperfect machines sent his way, and has become the unwitting leader of a band of robotic misfits hidden in his home and workplace. One day, Peter receives a product from TheShop that he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. The only problem: doing so means proving the perfect algorithm of TheShop wrong, calling into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself. Qualityland, Marc-Uwe Kling's first book to be translated into English, is a brilliantly clever, illuminating satire in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and George Orwell that offers a visionary, frightening, and all-too funny glimpse at a near future we may be hurtling toward faster than it's at all comfortable to admit. So why delay any longer? TheShop already knows you're going to love this book. You may as well head to the cash register, crack the covers, and see why that is for yourself.

  • Author:
    Keith, Esme Claire
    Summary:

    Rutledge, an aging, divorced man, has treated himself to a Cruise on the Mariola. The Cruise is not just any cruise. It’s the whole shebang. It's around the world. It’s a lifestyle change: G & Ts and tuxedos and cigars and cognac galore. The service is top-rate. And Rutledge’s steward, Raoul, is a good kid. But then a day trip to a Caribbean port ends in commotion. Some people don’t make it back onto the ship. Rutledge, nonplussed, makes use of the vacant machines in the Fitness Room and the unoccupied loungers on deck. But soon, crew members seem few and far between, and the menu in the Captain’s Mess significantly diminished. Rutledge gets the feeling that something is amiss. And that’s just unacceptable. Welcome aboard Esme Keith’s debut dystopic novel, a cunning parody of modern day luxury and the coveted all-inclusive vacation, from the refreshingly blunt point of view of a man unable to see beyond his own needs, with hilarious results.

  • Author:
    Eldridge, J. J.
    Summary:

    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.

  • Author:
    Trinetti, Paul A.
    Summary:

    A future America in crisis. Moon Shade Bluff tells the story of a country in internal revolt. Having survived a plot to overtake the government in Manufractured (Book 1), the Westgale Administration finds itself mired in new conflicts, as unrest among America’s youth spills over into rebellion and America’s independence is tied to the fortunes of the autocratic nation of Pinia. When a shocking discovery is made, Washington’s attention is drawn to the farming town of Vexton and the mysteries of Moon Shade Bluff. As evidence is uncovered of a criminal organization that has gone to great lengths to keep this extraordinary discovery a secret, the existence of an even more sinister alliance comes to light. One that envisions the end of America.

  • Author:
    Wells, H. G.
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    In the summer of 1921, a disenchanted journalist escapes the rat race for a drive in the country. But Mr. Barnstaple's trip exceeds his expectations when he and other motorists are swept 3,000 years into the future. The inadvertent time travelers arrive in a world that corresponds exactly to Barnstaple's ideals: a utopian state, free of crime, poverty, war, disease, and bigotry. Unfettered by the constraints of government and organized religion, the citizens lead rich, meaningful lives, passed in pursuit of their creative fancies. Barnstaple's traveling companions, however, quickly contrive a scheme to remake the utopia in the image of their twentieth-century world.

  • Author:
    Trinetti, Paul A.
    Summary:

    This is a story of a future America. Moving between the government bureaucracy of Washington and a farming town called Vexton, MANUFRACTURED tells the story of a politically divided country in search of the true meaning of life, twenty-five years after a civil war. When a mysterious illness infects the country's youth, nationwide panic erupts, adding pressure to an already unstable government as it fights to find the cause and cure. Amidst environmental turmoil, a series of high profile murders suggests a conspiracy that could put America’s entire future in jeopardy.

  • Author:
    MacIntyre, Wendy
    Summary:

    Wendy MacIntyre creates a fictional dystopian world so dark that her characters’ chances of survival look next to impossible. When art-lover Lucia finds her most precious possession destroyed, she resolves finally to abandon The City. Along the way she gathers companions, including: the Outpacer, a former hedonist and philanderer now hiding his identity behind a monk’s cowl; Bird Girl, a troubled young woman constantly hunting for books that have escaped the regime’s destruction; and Candace, a dominant individual whose repeated attempts to seize control of the group create tension among the travellers while they search for an alternate reality. Each has been contaminated by the world they have escaped and this imprinting threatens the survival of the group. As tensions increase and the failure of their quest seems imminent, they find a box holding six Greek tragedy masks. These masks, possessors of uncanny powers, are the keys to their future.

  • Author:
    Giddings, Megan
    Summary:

    Lena Johnson drops out of college to support her family and takes a job in the mysterious and remote town of Lakewood, Michigan. On paper, her new job is too good to be true. High paying. No out of pocket medical expenses. A free place to live. All Lena has to do is participate in a secret program, and lie to her friends and family about the research being done in Lakewood. As the truths of the program reveal themselves, Lena learns how much she's willing to sacrifice for the sake of her family.

  • Author:
    Stohl, Margaret
    Summary:

    Everything changed on the day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.

  • Author:
    Sanderson, Brandon
    Summary:

    David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan.

  • Author:
    Mather, Matthew
    Summary:

    Mike Mitchell must fight to keep his family alive when a bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the news. As things come crashing down, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.

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