Speculative Fiction > Dystopian

    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The revolutionary novel that catapulted readers into the future, from the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells. "I've had a most amazing time...." So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey eight hundred thousand years beyond his own era--and the story that launched H. G. Wells's successful career.

Year: 1895
Genre: DystopianSpeculative FictionTime Travel

    Virtual Light by William Gibson

Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, 2005, the uneasy sister-states of Northern and Southern California, in a nation and society still divided along seismic fault lines of wealth and power...chasms seldom crossed except in fear, exploitation, or violence. The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake the ruins of our outworn modern era and the first chaotic suggestions of a new paradigm.

Year: 1993
Genre: CyberpunkDystopian

    Idoru by William Gibson

21st century Tokyo, after the millennial quake. Neon rain. Light everywhere blowing under any door you might try to close. Where the New Buildings, the largest in the world, erect themselves unaided, their slow rippling movements like the contractions of a sea-creature...

Year: 1996
Genre: CyberpunkDystopian

    All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson

Colin Laney, sensitive to patterns of information like no one else on earth, currently resides in a cardboard box in Tokyo. His body shakes with fever dreams, but his mind roams free as always, and he knows something is about to happen. Not in Tokyo; he will not see this thing himself. Something is about to happen in San Francisco.

Year: 1999
Genre: CyberpunkDystopian

    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a w1n5t0n, is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works-and how to work the system. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco.

Year: 2008
Genre: Dystopian


TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

1984 George Orwell DystopianScience Fiction
All Tomorrow's Parties William Gibson Bridge TrilogyCyberpunkDystopian
Brave New World Aldous Huxley DystopianScience Fiction
Eye in the Sky Philip K. Dick Alternate RealityDystopian
Gnomon Nick Harkaway DetectiveDystopianNear FutureSpeculative Fiction
Homeland Cory Doctorow Dystopian
Idoru William Gibson Bridge TrilogyCyberpunkDystopian
Little Brother Cory Doctorow Dystopian
The Island of Dr Moreau H.G. Wells Dystopian, Shipwreck
The Time Machine H.G. Wells DystopianSpeculative FictionTime Travel
Virtual Light William Gibson Bridge TrilogyCyberpunkDystopian