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Thursday 21 November 2013

Book List: Dystopian Worlds

Dystopian fiction tells the stories of alternate realities - places where life is somehow different. In this selection of thought-provoking stories, the protagonists encounter social, environmental, political and other major threats to their worlds.

Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld, Simon Pulse, $17.99, 9781442419810.

The Giver (The Giver quartet #1) by Lois Lowry, Delacorte Press, $15.99, 9780385732550.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games trilogy #1) by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $15.95, 9780439023528. See our review.

The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn, University of Queensland Press, $19.95, 9780702249761. See our review.

Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie, Puffin, $20.99, 9780141333052.

Legend (Legend trilogy #1) by Marie Lu, Razorbill (Penguin), $19.95, 9780141339412. See our review.

Jump (Twinmaker trilogy #1) by Sean Williams, Allen & Unwin, $18.99, 9781743315866.  

The Big Dry by Tony Davis, Harper Collins, $15.99, 9780732297633. See our review. 

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (Tribe series #1) by Ambelin Kwaymullina, Walker Books, $19.95, 9781921720086. See our review. 

Tomorrow When the War Began (Tomorrow series #1) by John Marsden, Pan Macmillan, $18.99, 9780330403801. See our review.

Nightpeople (Book 1: Darklands trilogy) by Anthony Eaton,University of Queensland Press, $24.99. 9780702234941.