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20 Best Dystopian Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Dystopian books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best dystopian books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    1984

    George Orwell

  2. 2

    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley

  3. 3
  4. 4

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

  5. 5
  6. 6

    A Clockwork Orange

    Anthony Burgess

  7. 7

    Station Eleven

    A Novel

    Emily St. John Mandel

  8. 8

    The Power

    Naomi Alderman

  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11

    Animal Farm

    George Orwell

  12. 12
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  14. 14

    Never Let Me Go

    Kazuo Ishiguro

  15. 15

    Vox

    Christina Dalcher

  16. 17

    Blindness

    Jose Saramago

  17. 18

    We

    A Novel

    Yevgeny Zamyatin

  18. 19
  19. 20

    Battle Royale

    Koushun Takami

FAQ

  • How was this Dystopian books list created?

    We searched for "best Dystopian books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Dystopian books are in this list?

    There are 20 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Dystopian books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Dystopian books on the internet.

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