Questions tagged [dystopia]

A dystopia is the idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian, as characterized in books like Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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1970s sci-fi book. Main character has a mind-control implant called a Bofron(?) and can transport self to other planets

Book I am looking for may be YA sci-fi book but I can’t recall. I think the protagonist in the story was named Ben..not 100% though. He was part of a society that used some kind of mind control and he ...
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A kind of 1984 remake, in an Internet based society

I am looking for the title and author of a specific novel, a social dystopia that sort of takes after 1984, but takes place on the Internet where some Big Brother, controlled by corporations, watches ...
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Dystopian short play identification?

I read this play in my Literature class not too long ago but cannot remember the name, nor find any clue of it on the internet. It's rather short -- we got through the majority of it in the hour ...
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Book about future where they use honey instead of money? [duplicate]

I remember reading this about 3 years ago. The main character is a teenage girl who has to learn how to survive in this new world. I think she’s trying to find her brother with the help of some people ...
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60s-70s Dystopian UK novel featured in the old Science Fiction Book Club

Looking for title/author of a 60's-70's novel of near future dystopian UK. It featured a family beset by "yobs" - that was the term actually used in the book. Yob culture was ascendant. There was a ...
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A Dystopian Anti-Consumerist Novel

I'm trying to remember a recently-published sci fi novel where all consumer decisions are made for you by predictive ai; for example, products you are predicted to want are automatically purchased and ...
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Looking for the title of a book: teen dystopian fiction, nanobots used to heal injuries, build tents, etc

I believe that it may have been a part of a series. A young boy's father is killed by his science partner who wants to use the technology they built together for evil purposes. The boy's mother is ...
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A book my brother-in-law read when he was growing-up in the 70's/80's, possibly post-apocalyptic.

It sounds like a post-apocalyptic story from what he told me. The only details he could give me other than that was a character called Kincaid (unsure of spelling) and a group called the Kriss (again ...
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Dystopian anime series in which a boy finds a capsule, with a girl wearing a bracelet

I remember watching something years back; the anime is set in a dystopian Japan, where a boy accidentally finds an capsule with a girl inside of it, with the girl wearing a bracelet.
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Elite caretakers disguised as bathroom attendants

I'm looking for the title of a story about elite caretakers disguised as bathroom attendants, etc. I thought it was by Ray Bradbury. It is not "The Marching Morons" by Kornbluth.
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Short story set in an apocalyptic or post apocalyptic type setting of an abandoned cityscape

I remember reading this short story in middle school (2009-2011). I think it was set in an abandoned underground subway in NYC, but we don't find that out at all. The way everything is described makes ...
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YA short story about crowd control terrorism with black an white images, set in elementary school, part of anthology

images that look like QR codes used to scramble peoples' brains, make them lose sight temporarily and maybe make them hear a piercing noise? kids going through halls of school wearing sunglasses/...
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Looking for a dystopian book with handicapped people [duplicate]

I read a short Dystopian story in middle school, with a society where everyone is equal. People are given mental and physical handicaps to make sure everyone is equal. A kid named Harrison (I think) ...

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