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20 Best Dystopian Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Dystopian books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Dystopian books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    1984

    George Orwell

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3

    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley

    Appears in 5 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6

    A Clockwork Orange

    Anthony Burgess

    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7

    The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    Station Eleven

    A Novel

    Emily St. John Mandel

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10

    The Power

    Naomi Alderman

    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    Blindness

    Jose Saramago

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    We

    A Novel

    Yevgeny Zamyatin

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Vox

    Christina Dalcher

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Never Let Me Go

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    Battle Royale

    Koushun Takami

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Dystopian books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 20 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Dystopian books on the internet.

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