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Dystopian Themed Books??

Posted: December 9th, 2020, 3:29 pm
by Skydix
Would someone please be so kind to provide a few titles available on LibriVox that have an unambiguous dystopian theme. Thank you.

Re: Dystopian Themed Books??

Posted: December 9th, 2020, 3:32 pm
by TriciaG
I cannot verify the results, but I searched our collection at Archive for "dystopian" and here's what it came up with:
https://archive.org/details/librivoxaudio?and%5B%5D=dystopian&sin=&sort=-reviewdate

Perhaps read the blurbs and any reviews, and maybe research them elsewhere online to see if they really are. About all I can guarantee from this search is that whoever set them up (or commented on them) used the word. :)

Re: Dystopian Themed Books??

Posted: December 9th, 2020, 4:44 pm
by Availle
What, archive doesn't find this gem:
https://librivox.org/after-london-or-wild-england-by-richard-jefferies/

Not so much a dystopia as such, if you're looking for societal impact, but the best "nature takes it all back" that I have read. :thumbs:
Sadly, it ends a bit abruptly...

Edit: Reading on a bit on the wiki page for that book, there's also
https://librivox.org/the-purple-cloud-by-matthew-phipps-shiel/
and
https://librivox.org/news-from-nowhere-by-william-morris/
that were inspired by "After London"

Re: Dystopian Themed Books??

Posted: December 10th, 2020, 7:36 am
by KevinS
Definitely catch We by Yevgeny Zemyatin when it is completed. (It's being recorded now.) Also, don't miss London's The Iron Heel. https://librivox.org/the-iron-heel-by-jack-london/

Re: Dystopian Themed Books??

Posted: December 10th, 2020, 10:39 am
by Skydix
Thank you for the recommendations!