January 7th, 2012, 07:07 AM
Dystopic societies / Dystopia
Iím looking for books with a "Loganís RunĒ feel. Preferably Books on futuristic dystopian societies authored within the last few years. Any ideas?
January 7th, 2012, 02:12 PM
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi maybe?
I haven't read it yet so I can't say much about the book itself, but it was generally very well received. Wikipedia page here.
January 7th, 2012, 04:13 PM
It might be worth extending your timescale by a few decades to get some choice works. In terms of dystopias there is a lot that is better and deeper and broader in scope than Logan's Run. It was a major theme of the New Wave SF but in one form or another was a major preoccupation of 20th century lit. You will find good essays on this in the major SF encyclopaedias.
Off the top of my head:
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
1984 George Orwell
also check out Franz Kafka
Neuromancer etc William Gibson
High Rise, Cocaine Nights, Super-Cannes etc etc JG Ballard
Lots of stuff by Richard Morgan
The Godwhale TJ Bass
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Lots of stuff by Iain M Banks
Lots of stuff by Michel Houellebecq
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Attwood
2000AD esp Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog
Last edited by Hitmouse; January 7th, 2012 at 04:16 PM.
January 7th, 2012, 08:38 PM
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is an obvious choice (although, as with Hitmouse's list, this isn't exactly recent). Maybe We by Yevgeny Zamyatin will also be of interest (although that book has a lot less science in it than some of the others mentioned here).
January 8th, 2012, 08:07 AM
Writer by Profession
I wrote a dystopian sci-fi novel.
Is it permissible to mention it here? If not, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll talk.
Originally Posted by gblnking
January 8th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Alastair Reynold's stuff tends to be dystopian, especially the Revelation Space novels.
January 8th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Bowties Are Cool.
Battle Royale...similar to hunger games but FAR more bloody with a bit more tech.
Children of Men
A Scanner Darkly
Lathe of Heaven
January 11th, 2012, 05:59 PM
I recommend The Windup Girl.
Originally Posted by Nicolas
I found it to be thrilling, thought-provoking, suspenseful, and very frightening.
Bacigalupi pulls no punches here when exposing the dark side of human nature. If seeking escapist fiction or a clearly defined good versus evil tale, you may be disappointed.