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Post-Apocalypse Now: Great Dystopian Fiction

Technology is advancing at speeds we can hardly keep up with, so what does this mean for us as humans? Will our own triumphs be what destroys us? What happens to the people who are left standing in the end?

Fire-Us #1: The Kindling



Fire-Us #1: The Kindling
By Armstrong, Jennifer
Joint Author Butcher, Nancy
2002-04 - HarperCollins Publishers
0060080485 Check Our Catalog

This is the first volume in a compelling trilogy about a group of children struggling to survive and uncover the truth behind the postapocalyptic world. …More

Cherry Heaven


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Cherry Heaven
By Adlington, L. J.
2008-02 - Greenwillow Books
006143180X Check Our Catalog

Kat and Tanka J are starting over. The New Frontier is nothing like war-stricken City Five--no battle scars, no memories of their parents. It's a perfect society, where everyone lives in harmony. Or so they say.

There's me, the ghost in the glass, and there's everyone else on the warm side of the windows. If you're really quiet, you'll hear me creeping in the shadows.

Someone else is starting over, too, running on a path perilously close to Kat and Tanka. Can the two girls and their friends uncover the dark secrets of the New Frontier before the unthinkable happens?

The last birthday i ever had, years ago, was the one where I got shot instead of presents. i wasn't killed before and i won't get dead now. run, run as fast as i can, can't catch me 'cause i got a Plan! Don't anyone get in my way. …More

The Hunger Games



The Hunger Games
By Collins, Suzanne
2008-10 - Scholastic Press
9780439023481 Check Our Catalog

2010 Beehive Award Winner-Young Adult
2009-2010 Maine Student Book Award Winner
2010 Colorado Blue Spruce Award Winner
2009 Teen Buckeye Book Award- Winner
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The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present. …More

Life as We Knew It



Life as We Knew It
By Pfeffer, Susan Beth
2006-10 - Harcourt Children's Books
0152058265 Check Our Catalog

Winner 2010 Nutmeg Teen Award

2007 Teens' Top Ten Winner
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When a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable . . .
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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse



Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
By Adams, John Joseph, Editor
2007-12 - Night Shade Books
9781597801058 Check Our Catalog

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Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon - these are our guides through the Wastelands... From the Book of Revelations to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today's most renowned authors of speculative fiction, including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King, Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. …More

The City of Ember


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The City of Ember
By DuPrau, Jeanne
2003-05 - Random House Books for Young Readers
0375822739 Check Our Catalog

2006 Mark Twain Award Winner
2006 YHBA Winner
2005 Beehive Award Winner - Children's Fiction
2004 CCBC Choices
2004-2005 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award

The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters. …More

Exodus



Exodus
By Bertagna, Julie
2008-04 - Walker & Company
0802797458 Check Our Catalog

An internationally acclaimed bestseller is finally available to American audiences. "Exodus" is an epic story of survival set on a near-future Earth where global warming has become a reality. A miracle of a novel.--"The Guardian." …More

How I Live Now


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How I Live Now
By Rosoff, Meg
2004-10 - Wendy Lamb Books
0385746776 Check Our Catalog

Winner - 2005 Michael L. Printz Award
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In a riveting debut, Rosoff pens a novel told from the point of view of 15-year-old Daisy, an American girl who is sent to her aunt's farm in England. When London is attacked and war breaks out, Daisy forges an extraordinary bond with her cousins. …More

Z for Zachariah



Z for Zachariah
By O'Brien, Robert C.
2007-07 - Simon Pulse
1416939210 Check Our Catalog

A Newbery Medalist presents a gripping, thought-provoking story about life after a nuclear holocaust. …More

Uglies



Uglies
By Westerfeld, Scott
Designed by Corral, Rodrigo
2005-02 - Simon Pulse
0689865384 Check Our Catalog

2008 Grand Canyon Reader Award- Tween Nominee
2007 Gateway Reader's Award 3rd place
2007 Teen Buckeye Book Award- 2nd Place
2007 Virginia Readers' Choice High School Winner
2006-2007 Rosie Award Winner

In Tally's world, a 16th birthday brings an operation, transforming one from a repellent Ugly to an attractive Pretty. Turning Pretty is all Tally has ever wanted. Her friend Shay would rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally must make a terrible choice. Original. …More

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