Best Dystopia Books of All Time (Updated 2021)

Below is a list of all-time favourite books collected from various renowned sources: Gutenberg project, Goodreads etc. The counters while making the list comprises of book ratting, reviews, views, Author popularity and many more.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

1. The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book The Hunger Games. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Suzanne Collins. The main heros of books are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.

The Hunger Games was published on September 14th 2008, and was awarded with Buxtehuder Bulle (2009), Buxtehuder Bulle (2009) and many others.

1984 by Robert Icke

2. 1984

Author: Robert Icke

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book 1984. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Robert Icke. The main heros of books are Winston Smith and Big Brother.

1984 was published on April 8th 1949, and was awarded with Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987), Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987) and many others.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

3. Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Divergent. A fiction novel written by world famous writer Veronica Roth. The main heros of books are Albert and Drew Leighton (Divergent).

Divergent was published on April 25th 2011, and was awarded with Evergreen Teen Book Award (2014), Evergreen Teen Book Award (2014) and many others.

Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell by George Orwell

4. Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell

Author: George Orwell

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer George Orwell. The main heros of books are Winston Smith and Big Brother.

Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell was published on June 8th 1949, and was awarded with Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987), Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987) and many others.

1984 by George Orwell

5. 1984

Author: George Orwell

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book 1984. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer George Orwell. The main heros of books are Winston Smith and Big Brother.

1984 was published on June 8th 1949, and was awarded with Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987), Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987) and many others.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

6. Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell

Next on our list is best classics and science fiction book Animal Farm. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer George Orwell. The main heros of books are Snowball and Napoleon.

Animal Farm was published on August 17th 1945, and was awarded with Prometheus Hall of Fame Award (2011), Prometheus Hall of Fame Award (2011) and many others.

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell

7. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

Author: George Orwell

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer George Orwell. The main heros of books are Snowball and Napoleon.

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story was published on August 17th 1945, and was awarded with Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella (1996), Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella (1996) and many others.

The Illustrated Animal Farm by George Orwell

8. The Illustrated Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book The Illustrated Animal Farm. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer George Orwell. The main heros of books are Snowball and Napoleon.

The Illustrated Animal Farm was published on August 17th 1945, and was awarded with Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella (1996), Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella (1996) and many others.

Animal Farm and Related Readings by George Orwell

9. Animal Farm and Related Readings

Author: George Orwell

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book Animal Farm and Related Readings. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer George Orwell. The main heros of books are Snowball and Napoleon.

Animal Farm and Related Readings was published on August 17th 1945, and was awarded with Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella (1996), Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella (1996) and many others.

Em chamas by Suzanne Collins

10. Em chamas

Author: Suzanne Collins

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Em chamas. A fiction novel written by world famous writer Suzanne Collins. The main heros of books are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.

Em chamas was published on September 1st 2009, and was awarded with Golden Duck Award for Young Adult (Hal Clement Award) (2010), Golden Duck Award for Young Adult (Hal Clement Award) (2010) and many others.

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

11. Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author: George Orwell

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book Nineteen Eighty-Four. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer George Orwell. The main heros of books are Winston Smith and Big Brother.

Nineteen Eighty-Four was published on June 8th 1949, and was awarded with Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987), Locus Award Nominee for All-Time Best Science Fiction Novel (1987) and many others.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

12. Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Catching Fire. A fantasy novel written by world famous writer Suzanne Collins. The main heros of books are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.

Catching Fire was published on September 1st 2009, and was awarded with Soaring Eagle Book Award (2011), Soaring Eagle Book Award (2011) and many others.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

13. The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry

Next on our list is best childrens and classics book The Giver. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Lois Lowry. The main heros of books are Rosemary and Fiona Waters.

The Giver was published on April 26th 1993, and was awarded with Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (1994), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (1994) and many others.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

14. Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Mockingjay. A fiction novel written by world famous writer Suzanne Collins. The main heros of books are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.

Mockingjay was published on August 24th 2010, and was awarded with Children's Choice Book Award Nominee for Teen Choice Book of the Year (2011), Children's Choice Book Award Nominee for Teen Choice Book of the Year (2011) and many others.

The Giver by Ron Rifkin

15. The Giver

Author: Ron Rifkin

Next on our list is best fiction and classics book The Giver. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Ron Rifkin. The main heros of books are Rosemary (Lois Lowry) and Jonas (Lois Lowry).

The Giver was published on April 26th 1993, and was awarded with Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (1994), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (1994) and many others.

The Giver: With Related Readings by Lois Lowry

16. The Giver: With Related Readings

Author: Lois Lowry

Next on our list is best fiction and classics book The Giver: With Related Readings. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Lois Lowry. The main heros of books are Rosemary (Lois Lowry) and Jonas (Lois Lowry).

The Giver: With Related Readings was published on April 26th 1993, and was awarded with Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (1994), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (1994) and many others.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

17. Brave New World

Author: Aldous Huxley

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book Brave New World. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Aldous Huxley. The main heros of books are John (Brave New World) and Bernard Marx.

Brave New World was published on 1932, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

18. Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book Fahrenheit 451. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Ray Bradbury. The main heros of books are Guy Montag and Norman Corwin.

Fahrenheit 451 was published on October 1953, and was awarded with Geffen Award for Best Translated SF Book (2002), Geffen Award for Best Translated SF Book (2002) and many others.

Udvalgelsen by Kiera Cass

19. Udvalgelsen

Author: Kiera Cass

Next on our list is best romance and science fiction book Udvalgelsen. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Kiera Cass. The main heros of books are Aspen Leger and America Singer.

Udvalgelsen was published on April 24th 2012, and was awarded with Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2012), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2012) and many others.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

20. Insurgent

Author: Veronica Roth

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Insurgent. A fiction novel written by world famous writer Veronica Roth. The main heros of books are Albert and Drew Leighton (Divergent).

Insurgent was published on May 1st 2012, and was awarded with Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Best Goodreads Author (2012), Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Best Goodreads Author (2012) and many others.

Huesped by Stephenie Meyer

21. Huesped

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Next on our list is best science fiction and fantasy book Huesped. A romance novel written by world famous writer Stephenie Meyer. The main heros of books are Melanie Stryder and Ian O'Shea.

Huesped was published on May 6th 2008, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

La Huesped by Stephenie Meyer

22. La Huesped

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Next on our list is best science fiction and fantasy book La Huesped. A romance novel written by world famous writer Stephenie Meyer. The main heros of books are Melanie Stryder and Ian O'Shea.

La Huesped was published on May 6th 2008, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

23. The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book The Maze Runner. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer James Dashner. The main heros of books are Chuck and Teresa Agnes.

The Maze Runner was published on October 6th 2009, and was awarded with Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award (RT Award) Nominee for Best Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Novel (2009), Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award (RT Award) Nominee for Best Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Novel (2009) and many others.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

24. The Host

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book The Host. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Stephenie Meyer. The main heros of books are Melanie Stryder and Ian O'Shea.

The Host was published on May 6th 2008, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

25. The Handmaids Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Next on our list is best classics and science fiction book The Handmaids Tale. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Margaret Atwood. The main heros of books are The Commander and Offred.

The Handmaids Tale was published on 1985, and was awarded with Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (1986), Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (1986) and many others.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

26. Allegiant

Author: Veronica Roth

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Allegiant. A fiction novel written by world famous writer Veronica Roth. The main heros of books are Beatrice Prior and Peter.

Allegiant was published on October 22nd 2013, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

Die Auswahl by Ally Condie

27. Die Auswahl

Author: Ally Condie

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Die Auswahl. A romance novel written by world famous writer Ally Condie. The main heros of books are Cassia Reyes and Ky Markham.

Die Auswahl was published on November 30th 2010, and was awarded with Teen Buckeye Book Award (2012), Teen Buckeye Book Award (2012) and many others.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

28. The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Next on our list is best romance and science fiction book The Selection. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Kiera Cass. The main heros of books are Aspen Leger and America Singer.

The Selection was published on April 24th 2012, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

29. The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Next on our list is best science fiction and science fiction book The Road. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Cormac McCarthy. The main heros of books are The man and The boy.

The Road was published on 2006, and was awarded with James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction (2006), James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction (2006) and many others.

Matched by Ally Condie

30. Matched

Author: Ally Condie

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Matched. A romance novel written by world famous writer Ally Condie. The main heros of books are Cassia Reyes and Ky Markham.

Matched was published on November 30th 2010, and was awarded with Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Young Adults (2012), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Young Adults (2012) and many others.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

31. Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Next on our list is best young adult and science fiction book Red Queen. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Victoria Aveyard. The main heros of books are Kilorn Warren and Gisa Barrow.

Red Queen was published on February 10th 2015, and was awarded with South Carolina Book Award for Young Adult (2017), South Carolina Book Award for Young Adult (2017) and many others.

Nunca me abandones by Kazuo Ishiguro

32. Nunca me abandones

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Next on our list is best science fiction and science fiction book Nunca me abandones. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Kazuo Ishiguro. The main heros of books are Kathy H. and Ruth.

Nunca me abandones was published on April 5th 2005, and was awarded with Locus Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (2006), Locus Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (2006) and many others.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

33. Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Next on our list is best fiction and young adult book Ready Player One. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Ernest Cline. The main heros of books are Wade Owen Watts and Ogden Morrow.

Ready Player One was published on August 16th 2011, and was awarded with ALA Alex Award (2012), ALA Alex Award (2012) and many others.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

34. Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Next on our list is best fantasy and science fiction book Cinder. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Marissa Meyer. The main heros of books are Linh Cinder and Queen Levana.

Cinder was published on January 3rd 2012, and was awarded with Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2014), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2014) and many others.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

35. Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Uglies. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Scott Westerfeld. The main heros of books are David Strorm and Tally Youngblood.

Uglies was published on 2005, and was awarded with Golden Duck Award for Hal Clement Award for Young Adult (2006), Golden Duck Award for Hal Clement Award for Young Adult (2006) and many others.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

36. A Clockwork Orange

Author: Anthony Burgess

Next on our list is best fiction and science fiction book A Clockwork Orange. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Anthony Burgess. The main heros of books are Pete and Alex.

A Clockwork Orange was published on 1962, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

The Elite by Kiera Cass

37. The Elite

Author: Kiera Cass

Next on our list is best romance and science fiction book The Elite. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Kiera Cass. The main heros of books are Celeste White and Elise Whisks.

The Elite was published on April 23rd 2013, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

Blade Runner by Philip K. Dick

38. Blade Runner

Author: Philip K. Dick

Next on our list is best fiction and classics book Blade Runner. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer Philip K. Dick. The main heros of books are Rick Deckard and John Isidore.

Blade Runner was published on 1968, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

39. Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book Delirium. A romance novel written by world famous writer Lauren Oliver. The main heros of books are Hana Tate and Magdalena "Lena" Ella Haloway-Tiddle.

Delirium was published on February 3rd 2011, and was awarded with Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2013), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee for Young Adults (2013) and many others.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

40. The Scorch Trials

Author: James Dashner

Next on our list is best science fiction and dystopia book The Scorch Trials. A science fiction novel written by world famous writer James Dashner. The main heros of books are Brenda (Maze Runner) and Teresa Agnes.

The Scorch Trials was published on October 12th 2010, and was awarded with Edgar Awards, Edgar Awards and many others.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

41. Never Let Me Go

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Next on our list is best science fiction and science fiction book Never Let Me Go. A dystopia novel written by world famous writer Kazuo Ishiguro. The main heros of books are John and Emma.

Never Let Me Go was published on March 2005, and was awarded with Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (2006), Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (2006) and many others.

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