CUSFS' Top *-Topias ¤ by The Librarian

That's * as a wiildcard, not a paradise for punctuation. Utopias, dystopias, and dinotopias alike are all bundled together into one happy bundle.

  • We ¤ Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1921

    In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creati ... [more]

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  • The Time Machine, and other stories ¤ H. G. Wells

    This innovative debut novel by British author H.G. Wells follows an unnamed scientist as he uses a time machine to travel from turn-of-the-century England into the far future. Instead of a world of gleaming technology, the explorer finds a primitive society populated by the fragile, human-like Eloi and the predatory, underground-dwelling M ... [more]

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    The Time Machine, and other stories
  • 1984 ¤ George Orwell, 1949

    Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbo ... [more]

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  • The King in Yellow ¤ Robert W. Chambers

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  • The Handmaid's Tale ¤ Margaret Atwood, 1985

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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    The Handmaid's Tale
  • The Hunger Games ¤ Suzanne Collins, 2011

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  • Brave New World ¤ Aldous Huxley

    WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MARGARET ATWOOD AND DAVID BRADSHAW Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to on ... [more]

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  • Make Room! Make Room! ¤ Harry Harrison, 1966

    A gangster is murdered during a blistering Manhattan heat wave. City cop Andy Rusch is under pressure solve the crime and captivated by the victim's beautiful girlfriend. But it is difficult to catch a killer, let alone get the girl, in crazy streets crammed full of people. The planet's population has exploded. The 35 million inhabitants o ... [more]

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  • Fahrenheit 451 ¤ Ray Bradbury

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  • A Canticle for Leibowitz: A Novel ¤ Walter M. Miller, 1971

    The HUGO AWARD-winning novel of Earth after the apocalypse In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, the rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of knowledge. By studying the Holy Relics of the past, the Order of St Leibowit ... [more]

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  • I Am Legend ¤ Richard Matheson, 1954

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