The 10 Best Dystopian Books

Updated October 26, 2018 by Josh Darling

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Dystopian fiction has proven itself to be tremendously popular in our modern era, so much so that another 10-item list or three could be filled easily with bestsellers in the genre. They range from breezy young adult novels with plucky teens leading the resistance to bleak post apocalyptic tales cautioning us against the worst elements of human nature. Whatever you fancy, you'll find it here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best dystopian book on Amazon.

10. Divergent trilogy

9. The Power

8. Ready Player One

7. The Maze Runner

6. World War Z

5. The Handmaid's Tale

4. Brave New World

3. The Road

2. The Hunger Games

1. Orwell's "1984"


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Last updated on October 26, 2018 by Josh Darling

Born in historic Massachusetts, Josh is a freethinking young man with a heart of gold. Noted by many for his wit, grace, and humility, he enjoys reading, history, politics, videogames, baseball, and talking shop.


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