Books tagged: dystopia

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Paolo Bacigalupi (ology)
Price: Free! Words: 98,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi, and is a companion to the Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) website http://paolobacigalupi.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. He works often in the near future dystopia subgenre, with the major work being a series of stories set in post-oil Thailand.
Dystopia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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A Super State, a bureaucratic monster that has swallowed its citizens' individual rights, and become a totalitarian society, a dystopia. When Stephen inadvertently says the wrong thing to a friend in private, he is marked out as a traitor. He and his family will undoubtedly end up in a concentration camp, unless they do something! Escape is their only alternative, but how? And where can one go?
A Diary of Plants
Price: Free! Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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What happens when the line between human and machine is crossed? What happens when the machines are implanted into humans? When does a human become a machine and a machine a human? Where is the line drawn? This short story explores this.
Gyges the Terrible
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 161,570. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
What would you be like if you could do anything you wanted and feared no punishment?
Chance for the Future
Series: Fairlight, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,800. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In a futuristic world where creativity has been banned, Mancy Fairlight secretly paints pictures in her run-down apartment while raising her son. Mancy lives in constant fear that one day the same man who had engineered her husband’s public execution will discover her secret and come for her. When her son begins to exhibit extraordinary musical talent, Mancy’s worst fears become reality.
EarthStar: A Steampunk Space Opera - Prelude
You set the price! Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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EarthStar - The distant, pristine blue planet strangely unreachable to the shattered masses of humanity struggling to survive in artificial habitats around the earth and in the moon itself. Prelude tells the story of a young "freeborn" - one of the caste-less members of the new race of men, and his survival in his dystopian and steam-powered world.
Call My Name
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Frallon has been helping run the eerily well-balanced City Central his whole adult life. But now, just when he's about to move into the very nerve center of power, a stranger calls his true name and sends him into a whirling insanity, where truth is illegal and being human is the worst crime of all.
The End of Innocence
Price: Free! Words: 49,820. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is the story of Juan Sanchez Takeda who helps bring corporate-funded education to inner-city gangs. But will the crooked government which depends upon the fear, uncertainty and doubt generated by it's "War on Gangs" to keep it in power allow the masses to be educated?
Vicious Cycle / Piercing the Veil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These two stories are snapshots of distant futures. "Vicious Cycle" shows us a man who has the knowledge to avoid the mistakes of history. Will he release the freedom fighters under his thumb or will he succumb to the vicious cycle that has brought his world to this point. In "Piercing the Veil", a flash piece, mankind is about to take a step into a new world. Or so they think. What awaits them?
Hollowland
Price: Free! Words: 79,020. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door." Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.