Category Archives: Dystopia

#5 – 1984 Review – George Orwell

Summary | Review | Quotes | Movie | Buy This is another novel that I’d been meaning to read since I was young but only just recently got around to. I knew what the basic premise was, and I was … Continue reading

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#7 – Fahrenheit 451 Review – Ray Bradbury

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 shares a lot of similarities with Orwell’s 1984. Both take place in a dystopian future where intellectual freedom and free thought are suppressed. Both tell the story of a … Continue reading

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#11 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Review – Philip K. Dick

Summary | Review | Buy Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is Philip K. Dick’s masterful vision of a near future world in which bounty hunters are paid to “retire” rogue androids that have escaped and infiltrated human society. While … Continue reading

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#12 – Neuromancer Review – William Gibson

Summary | Quotes | Buy Neuromancer¬†is another one of those novels that I didn’t appreciate fully the first time I read it. While I clearly remember the ideas and characters being fascinating, I had a hard time deciphering the dense … Continue reading

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#17 – Brave New World Review – Aldous Huxley

Summary | Review | Buy While Brave New World is often compared to Orwell’s 1984 in that they both present a portrait of a disturbing future dystopia, the mechanisms in which their future societies impose control over the individual are … Continue reading

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#24 – Snow Crash Review – Neal Stephenson

Summary | Review | Buy Neal Stephensen’sSnow Crash is the second “Cyber-Punk” novel on this list (the first being Neuromancer) and, in my opinion, the more enjoyable of the two. While both novels take place in a near-future dystopia of … Continue reading

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#29 – The Man in the High Castle Review – Philip K Dick

Paperback Best of Summary | Review | Buy The Man in the High Castle is probably one of the most famous examples of “Alternate History” in all of literature. Philip K. Dick’s vision of a world in which the Axis … Continue reading

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#48 – A Canticle for Leibowitz Review – Walter M. Miller

Summary | Review | Buy Science Fiction has always had a tenuous relationship with religion and religious themes in general. Most Sci-Fi books are set in technologically advanced societies and civilizations that have outgrown the need for religion or at … Continue reading

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#71 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Review – Philip K Dick

Summary | Review | Buy Very few science fiction writers have the ability to merge so many different themes and ideas together in a single novel as Philip K Dick. With its exploration of drug addiction, precognition, marketing, enhanced evolution, … Continue reading

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