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Dystopian Novels

Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka

Devra Maza | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
Devra Maza

Catherine Linka knows books. So it shouldn't have surprised her when, before her award-winning debut novel A Girl Called Fearless was even published, she was asked to write a sequel.

Q&A With Kate Ormand About Her YA Novel Dark Days

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 02.17.2015 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

Kate Ormand's debut young adult novel Dark Days tells the story of sixteen-year-old Sia who lives in a dystopian future in which the world has been divided in sectors.

8 Dystopian Novels That Are Way Better Than 'The Hunger Games'

Lauren Sarner | Posted 01.25.2015 | Home
Lauren Sarner

The newest addition to the Hunger Games franchise has recently hit theaters, and between that and the success of "The Leftovers," the dystopian genre ...

R.L. Stine Doesn't Understand The Craze Around Dystopian Novels

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home

Few books are as beloved among young readers as dystopian novels like The Giver, The Hunger Games and Divergent. However, one of the most iconic child...

14 to 40: The Mother-Daughter Book Experience of Red Rising

Britt Michaelian | Posted 03.19.2014 | Home
Britt Michaelian

My daughter and I decided to write a review of Red Rising from the perspective of a 40-year-old mother and a 14-year-old daughter who don't always see eye to eye in matters of literature. Will we be of the same mind when it comes to Red Rising?

Future Anxiety and Young Adult Fiction

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
Susan Kim

Perhaps those of us who write about a dystopian future have more faith in people than we do in the wise application of technology.

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

Dave Astor | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.

Lucas Kavner

Lois Lowry Reflects On 'The Giver' 20 Years Later | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.05.2012 | Home

Usually when schools ban your book, it only serves to further solidify the work's cultural significance. In the 1990s, the Harry Potter series topped ...

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Victoria Foyt | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Victoria Foyt

I would like to address the recent accusations of racism that have been aimed at my YA novel, Revealing Eden, Save The Pearls Part One. Some have ta...

The Desired Apocalypse

Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home
Betsy Isaacson

The strangest thing about this post-apocalyptic obsession is that the post-apocalypses we see are almost always beautiful. It's an odd kind of wishful thinking. A clean slate is always romantic, after all.

'Hunger Games' Dystopian Timeline

Posted 03.23.2012 | Home

Dystopian novel fans are looking forward to seeing the new film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' 'The Hunger Games,' which hit theaters today (or, to be...

New '1984' Adaptation In The Works

Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Has "The Hunger Games" inspired a surge of dystopian movies? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainme...

Products From The Future

Ryan Boudinot | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Ryan Boudinot

"Blueprints from the Afterlife" is set in a world still reeling and recovering from an apocalyptic era so catastrophic that no one can agree on what actually went down. Here are some un-helpful customer reviews of various products that show up in this strange new age.

America 2012: Read the News, Drink Alka-Seltzer

Dan Agin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Dan Agin

In this crazy political time we need to read about Hell on Earth -- dystopia -- so that we know what to look for when it comes sneaking around the corner dressed up in fashionable clothes.

Things Could Be Worse: 12 Dystopian Novels You Should Read

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Steinberg

Dozens of states on the brink of bankruptcy. Congress in upheaval. Half a dozen countries in the Middle East on the brink of revolution and unemployment stuck at about 9%.