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The Doomsday Book of Fairy Tales

by Emily Brewes
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: dystopian, fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology, non-classifiable, literary

An astounding tale about a dangerous quest in an eerie post–climate collapse world.

Twenty-five years earlier, when the Vanderchucks followed their neighbours into the Underground, Jesse thought that was it. Then Jesse’s little sister, Olivia, ran away, and their mother died. Now, years later, Jesse meets a talking dog and everything changes.

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The Last Exit

A Jen Lu Mystery

by Michael Kaufman
edition: Hardcover
tagged: police procedural, technological, dystopian

Perfect for fans of Ben Winters and Cory Doctorow. In this thrilling near-future novel, the secret to eternal life is closely guarded by people who will do anything to protect it--even if it means destroying everything in their path.

Set in Washington D.C. in the near future, climate change has hit hard, fires are burning, unemployment is high, and …

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Strange Labour

by Robert G Penner
edition: Paperback
tagged: dystopian, literary

"With this brilliant debut, Penner thoughtfully upends the tropes of postapocalyptic fiction" -- Publishers Weekly

Strange Labour is a powerful meditation on the meaning of humanity in a universe that is indifferent to our extinction, and a provocative re-imagining of many of the tropes and clichés that have shaped the post-apocalyptic novel. Most …

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The Wintermen III:

At the End of the World

by Brit Griffin
edition: Paperback
tagged: dystopian

The third and final installment in Brit Griffin's cli-fi action series.

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Fauna

by Christiane Vadnais, translated by Pablo Strauss
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: literary, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, dystopian

In a near-future world ravaged by climate change, who will win in the struggle between humanity and nature?

A thick fog rolls in over Shivering Heights. The river overflows, the sky is streaked with toxic green, parasites proliferate in torrential rains and once safely classified species – humans included – are evolving and behaving in unprecede …

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The Good German

A Novel

by Dennis Bock
edition: eBook
tagged: alternative history, non-classifiable, dystopian

In November 1939, a German anti-fascist named Georg Elser came as close to assassinating Adolf Hitler as anyone ever had. In this gripping novel of alternate history, he doesn’t just come close—he succeeds. But he could never have imagined the terrible consequences that would follow from this act of heroism. 

Hermann Göring, masterful political …

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Crosshairs

A Novel

by Catherine Hernandez
edition: eBook
tagged: dystopian, literary

The author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough weaves an unforgettable and timely dystopian account of a near-future when a queer Black performer and his allies join forces against an oppressive regime that is rounding up those deemed “Other” in concentration camps.

In a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods that lead to rampant …

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Songs for the End of the World

by Saleema Nawaz
edition: Paperback
tagged: non-classifiable, literary, dystopian

"In these dark days, Saleema Nawaz dares to write of hope. Songs for the End of the World is a loving, vivid, tenderly felt novel about men, women, and a possible apocalypse. I couldn't put it down." -- Sean Michaels, author of Us Conductors and The Wagers
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER. An immersive, deeply engaging, and hopeful novel about the power …

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