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May 31

Staff Picks, Dystopian Fiction, part 2

Posted on May 31, 2021 at 11:01 AM by Beth Pofahl

Dystopian Fiction, Staff Picks, part 2 

Check out more staff picks in the dystopian/speculative fiction category. 
For more titles in this genre, check out part 1, too. 

 

Katy recommends . . . 

The Birthday of the World book cover 
The Birthday of the World 
by Ursula K. Le Guin 

A series of short stories all set in science fiction worlds and touching upon different aspects of human society by altering our concept of society as we know it. Le Guin is an amazing writer and even more wonderful storyteller. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Read more about the author Here 
 

 

Left Hand of Darkness book cover  

The Left Hand of Darkness  
by Ursula K. Le Guin 

The story of an intergalactic anthropologist who travels to a world with a very different culture than his own and our own. As always with Le Guin, the writing is phenomenal and it's a story that I think about often. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 
Hoopla eAudiobook 

James recommends . . . 
shades of grey book cover 
Shades of Grey 
by Jasper Fforde 

A dystopian novel for people who prefer more humor, less violence. May be of particular interest to people who are colorblind. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook 
Read more about the author Here 


 
Guil recommends . . . 


Brave New World book cover 

A Brave New World 
by Aldous Huxley 

When it comes to important and classic dystopian fiction, don’t let Brave New World go unnoticed. Huxley creates a world where classism has been pushed to its genetic extreme and being an 'other' is alienating in all ways. John's introduction later in the tale will most certainly make your heart feel. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 
Read more about the author Here 

 

Bretagne recommends . . . 

Heart Goes Last book cover 

The Heart Goes Last 
by Margaret Atwood 

Did you like the Handmaid's Tale? Here is your next Margaret Atwood mind maze to make you think about life and how you live it. 

Find it in the library catalog Here  
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eBook 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 
Read more about the author Here 

 

Beth recommends . . . 

Space Between Worlds book cover 
The Space Between Worlds 
by Micaiah Johnson 

 Check out this debut novel by Micaiah Johnson, a beautifully written, captivating tale of a woman on a journey to discover who she is, who she was, and who she can be as she traverses the multiverse. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook 
Read more about the author Here 

 

Suzanne recommends . . . 

1984 book cover 
1984 
by George Orwell 

Even if you read this book back in high school, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel featuring Big Brother and the Thought Police is worth re-reading. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eBook and eAudiobook 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 
Hoopla eBook 
Read more about the author Here 

Coming this summer, 1984 as a graphic novel: 

1984 graphic novel book cover 

You can place a hold Here 

 


We hope you enjoy reading about some of our favorite novels. Comment below if you'd like to share a favorite book of your own. Happy Reading!

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