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    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





1895The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
1896The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells
1932Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
19491984 by George Orwell
1957Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick
1962A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
1985Dayworld by Philip Jose Farmer
1985Dinner at Deviant's Palace by Tim Powers
1987Dayworld Rebel by Philip Jose Farmer
1990Dayworld Breakup by Philip Jose Farmer
1993Virtual Light by William Gibson
1996Idoru by William Gibson
1997Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers
1998Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
1999All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
2008Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
2011Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2013Homeland by Cory Doctorow
2017Gnomon by Nick Harkaway
2020Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline