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Top 5 Best Dystopian Novels Ever Written

Best Dystopian Novels

Below are the Best Dystopian Novels and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction books ever written, ranked based on customer ratings and international sales numbers. If we missed your favourite novel, let us know in the comments below.

Top 5 Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Novels Ever Written

1. 1984 – George Orwell

Best Dystopian Novels

Orwell tried to depict a totalitarian state, where the truth didn’t exist as such, but was merely what the “Big Brother” said it was. Freedom was only total obedience to the Party, and love an alien concept, unless it was love for the Party. A terrifying glimpse into the future that could be, or already is.

2. The Giver – Lois Lowry

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Jonas lives in a “perfect” world where war, disease, and suffering have all been eradicated. Everything is in order; everything is under control. The people have no worries or cares. The Community strives for “sameness,” in which everyone and everything are the same and equal. To help the Community function as a cohesive unit, each member is assigned a position in society. When Jonas turns twelve, the Community selects him to be the new “Receiver of Memories.” Only the “Giver” knows the truth and memories of the past, and now he must pass these memories on to Jonas.

3. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley

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The book takes place on a future Earth where human beings are mass-produced and conditioned for lives in a rigid caste system. As the story progresses, we learn some of the disturbing secrets that lie underneath the bright, shiny facade of this highly-ordered world.

4. Fahrenheit 451: A Novel – Ray Bradbury

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In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires–they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury’s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal–a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad.

5. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

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Lord of the Flies is a 1954 dystopian novel by Nobel Prize winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results.