It’s the end of the world as we know it, and it reads fine

Wool Omnibus - Hugh Howey

by admin on February 19, 2013

I was thinking today (it’s a gloomy rainy day – perfect for a cuppa and a book) about the number of dystopian novels I have read over the years. My love of dystopian (opposite of Utopian for those wondering what the heck this means) fiction goes back to my high school days when we were forced to read such tomes as “1984”, “Brave New World”, and “Fahrenheit 451”. The purchase of a Kindle Fire when they first came out in the fall of 2011 jumpstarted my reading of the dystopian genre.

There are many independent authors out there right now pumping out dystopian fiction (some of it is really good – some of it is really horrible) who are only publishing on ebook formats and I would have missed out on quite a few of the books in my list if not for finally joining the Kindle crowd.

A little “Fahrenheit 451” tidbit for you – the title supposedly had its origins from the temperature at which paper (books) burn, but in reality the temperature could be anywhere from 424° Fahrenheit to 842° Fahrenheit.

Anyhoo – I wanted to compile a list of my favorite dystopian novels (in no particular order) as a way to share my favorites.

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