Dystopias in Contemporary Literature

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Chinua Achebe
Anthills of the Savannah (novel) 1987

Isaac Asimov
The End of Eternity (novel) 1955

Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale (novel) 1985

Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 (novel) 1953

Anthony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange (novel) 1962

Suzette Haden Elgin
Native Tongue (novel) 1984

Zoƫ Fairbairns
Benefits (novel) 1979

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World (novel) 1932
Ape and Essence (novel) 1948

Franz Kafka
Das Schlosss [The Castle] (novel) 1926

Vlady Kociancich
The Last Days of William Shakespeare (novel) 1990

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dispossessed (novel) 1974
Always Coming Home (novel) 1985

George Orwell
Animal Farm (novel) 1945
Nineteen Eighty-Four (novel) 1949

Ngugi was Thiong'o
Devil on the Cross (novel) 1982

Kurt Vonnegut
Player Piano (novel) 1952

H. G. Wells
The Time Machine (novel) 1895
When the Sleeper Wakes (novel) 1899
A Modern Utopia (novel) 1904
In the Days of the Comet (novel) 1906

Yevgeny Zamyatin
We (novel) 1924

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