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List of famous utopian and dystopian fiction books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular utopian and dystopian fiction books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best utopian and dystopian fiction novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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1985 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Anthony Burgess 1985 is a novel by English writer Anthony Burgess. Originally published in 1978, it was inspired by, and was intended as a tribute to, George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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2030 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Albert Brooks 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America is the first novel by American actor and comedian Albert Brooks.

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2894 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
2894, or The Fossil Man is an 1894 utopian novel written by Walter Browne. It is one entrant in the major wave of utopian and dystopian literature that characterized the final decades of the ...more

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334 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Thomas M. Disch 334 is a science fiction novel by American author Thomas M. Disch, written in 1972. It is a dystopian look at everyday life in New York City around the year 2025.

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novella by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. Set in a near future English society that has a subculture of extreme youth violence, the novella has a teenage ...more

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A Crystal Age is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
William Henry Hudson A Crystal Age is a utopian novel/ Dystopia written by W. H. Hudson, first published in 1887. The book has been called a "significant S-F milestone" and has been noted for its ...more

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A Journey in Other Worlds: A R... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
John Jacob Astor IV A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894. The book offers a fictional account of life in the year 2000. It contains ...more

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A Planet for the President is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Alistair Beaton A Planet for the President is a novel by Alistair Beaton. Set in the not-too-distant future, it satirically ponders the question of what action the President of the United States might take if ...more

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A Prophetic Romance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
A Prophetic Romance: Mars to Earth is an 1896 utopian novel written by John McCoy, and published pseudonymously as the work of "The Lord Commissioner," the narrator of the tale. The ...more

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A Traveler from Altruria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
William Dean Howells A Traveler from Altruria is a Utopian novel by William Dean Howells. It was first published in installments in The Cosmopolitan between November 1892 and October 1893, and eventually in book ...more

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Acidity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Nadeem F. Paracha Acidity is a dystopian cyber novelette written by eccentric Pakistani journalist and writer, Nadeem F. Paracha. Written exclusively for the website Chowk.com in 2003, it has gone on to become a ...more

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All Tomorrow's Parties is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
William Gibson All Tomorrow's Parties is the final novel in William Gibson's Bridge trilogy. Like its predecessors, All Tomorrow's Parties is a speculative fiction novel set in a postmodern, dystopian, ...more

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Ambient is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Jack Womack Ambient is the dystopian debut novel of cyberpunk writer Jack Womack, the first in his Dryco series. Published in 1987, it was translated into Slovak by Michal Hvorecký, and has a ...more

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Aristopia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Aristopia: A Romance-History of the New World is an 1895 utopian novel by Castello Holford, considered the first novel-length alternate history in English. Though part of the major wave utopian ...more

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Arqtiq is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Arqtiq: A Story of the Marvels at the North Pole is a feminist utopian adventure novel, published in 1899 by its author, Anna Adolph. The book was one element in the major wave of utopian and ...more

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Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Koushun Takami Battle Royale is a novel by Japanese writer Koushun Takami. Originally completed in 1996, it was not published until 1999. The story tells of junior high school students who are forced to fight ...more

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Bend Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Bend Sinister is a dystopian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov during the years 1945 and 1946, and published by Henry Holt and Company in 1947. It was Nabokov's second English-language novel and ...more

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Blind Faith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Ben Elton Blind Faith is an English dystopian novel by writer and comedian Ben Elton, published in 2007.

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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Aldous Huxley Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540, the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, ...more

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Caesar's Column is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Ignatius L. Donnelly Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century is a novel by Ignatius Donnelly, famous as the author of Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Caesar's Column was published pseudonymously in 1890. ...more

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Catching Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Suzanne Collins Catching Fire is a 2009 science fiction young adult novel by American novelist Suzanne Collins, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. As the sequel to the 2008 bestseller The Hunger ...more

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Cinder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Marissa Meyer Cinder is the debut novel of Marissa Meyer, published by Macmillan Publishers through their subsidiary Feiwel & Friends. The story is loosely based on the classic fairytale ...more

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Veronica Roth Divergent is the debut novel of American novelist Veronica Roth, published by HarperCollins Children's Books in 2011. The novel is the first of the Divergent trilogy, a series of young-adult ...more

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Don't Bite the Sun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Tanith Lee Don't Bite the Sun is a 1976 science fiction novel by Tanith Lee set in a utopian world which the main character comes to reject. The main character and her friends are wild, crazy ...more

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Earth Revisited is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Earth Revisited is an 1893 utopian novel by Byron Alden Brooks. It is one entrant in the large body of utopian and speculative fiction that characterized the later 19th and early 20th

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Ecotopia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Ernest Callenbach Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston is a seminal utopian novel by Ernest Callenbach, published in 1975. The society described in the book is one of the first ecological utopias ...more

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Elvissey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Jack Womack Elvissey is a Jack Womack science fiction novel, one of his Dryco series, set in a dystopian 2033 CE. This fictional universe is dominated by Dryco, a Machiavellian multinational corporation ...more

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Equality is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Edward Bellamy Equality is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, and the sequel to Looking Backward: 2000–1887. It was first published in 1897. The book contains a minimal amount of plot; Bellamy primarily used ...more

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Equality; or, A History of Lit... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Equality; or, A History of Lithconia is a utopian fantasy novel. It is the first American utopian novel. The author is unknown, though Donald H. Tuck speculates that it could be Dr. James ...more

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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and ...more

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Gathering Blue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Lois Lowry Gathering Blue is a children and young adult's, social science fiction, dystopian novel written by Lois Lowry and released in the year 2000. The book is a companion novel to The Giver being set ...more

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Going, going, gone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Jack Womack Going, Going, Gone is a 2000 alternate history novel by Jack Womack. As the sixth and final installment of his acclaimed Dryco series, the novel was the subject of much anticipation and ...more

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Herland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women, who reproduce via parthenogenesis. The ...more

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Idoru is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
William Gibson Idoru is the second book in William Gibson's Bridge trilogy. Idoru is a science-fiction novel set in a postmodern, dystopian, cyberpunk future. The main character, Colin Laney, has a talent for ...more

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In the Country of Last Things is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Paul Auster In the Country of Last Things is a dystopian epistolary novel written by American author Paul Auster and first published in 1987.

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Intermere is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Intermere is a 1901 utopian novel by William Alexander Taylor. The story concerns the journey of a man lost in a shipwreck and saved by the commander of a hidden ancient country, Intermere. The ...more

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Ionia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Ionia: Land of Wise Men and Fair Women is an 1898 utopian novel written by Alexander Craig. It is one work in the major wave of utopian and dystopian fiction that characterized the final decades ...more

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Island is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Aldous Huxley Island is the final book by English writer Aldous Huxley, published in 1962. It is the account of Will Farnaby, a cynical journalist who is shipwrecked on the fictional island of Pala. Island is ...more

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Jennifer Government is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Max Barry Jennifer Government is a novel written by Max Barry. Published in 2003, it is Barry's second novel, following 1999's Syrup. The novel is set in a dystopian alternate reality in which most ...more

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Kazohinia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Sándor Szathmári Kazohinia is a novel written in Hungarian and in Esperanto by Sándor Szathmári. It appeared first in Hungarian and was published in Esperanto by SAT in 1958, and was republished in ...more

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Legend is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Marie Lu Legend is a book written by Marie Lu.

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Looking Backward is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Edward Bellamy Looking Backward: 2000–1887 is a utopian science fiction novel by Edward Bellamy, a lawyer and writer from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; it was first published in 1888. According to Erich ...more

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Lord of the World is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Robert Hugh Benson Lord of the World is a 1907 novel by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson that centers upon the reign of the Anti-Christ and the End of the World. It has been called prophetic by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph ...more

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Matched is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Ally Condie Matched, by Allyson Braithwaite Condie, is the first novel in the Matched trilogy. The novel is a dystopian YA novel about a tightly-controlled society in which young people are ...more

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Meccania: The Super-State is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels

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Memoirs Found in a Bathtub is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Stanisław Lem Memoirs Found in a Bathtub is a science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem first published in 1961. It was first published in English in 1973; a second edition was published in 1986.

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Messenger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Lois Lowry Messenger is a 2004 social science fiction novel by children's author Lois Lowry. It forms the third installment of The Giver Quartet begun by her 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel The Giver. ...more

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Millennial Women is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Millennial Women is a 1978 science fiction anthology, edited by Virginia Kidd, in which all the stories are written by women and have a female character as the primary protagonist. The themes ...more

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Mockingjay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Suzanne Collins Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins. It is the last installment of The Hunger Games, following 2008's The Hunger Games and 2009's Catching Fire. The ...more

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Moving the Mountain is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Utopian And Dystopian Fiction Books and Novels
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Moving the Mountain is a feminist utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It was published serially in Perkins Gilman's periodical The Forerunner and then in book form, both in 1911. ...more