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Category: Dystopian Science Fiction

High-Rise (Dutch Edition) by J.G. Ballard,Irving Pardoen

By J.G. Ballard,Irving Pardoen

'Later, terwijl hij op zijn balkon de hond aan het opeten was...' Zo begint J.G. Ballard zijn dystopische visie op het Londen van de jaren '70. In een luxueuze torenflat van veertig verdiepingen ontstaat een klassenoorlog, met op de vijfentwintigste verdieping, te midden van de chaos, de arts Robert Laing. Na zijn scheiding verhuist hij naar de van alle gemakken voorziene flat: een gymnasium, een supermarkt, een weelderige tuin op het dak, en hoe hoger je komt, hoe duurder de appartementen zijn.
Robert Laing valt al snel in de smaak bij zijn intrigerende bovenbuurvrouw Charlotte Melville, die met haar zoontje een verdieping boven hem woont. Op de onderste verdieping huist de documentairemaker Richard Wilder, die zo zijn eigen ideeën heeft over de bewoners van de bovenste regionen.
Het duurt niet lang voor de bewoners alleen nog maar oog hebben voor wat er in de flat gebeurt. Alle normen en waarden verdwijnen als sneeuw voor de zon en afgunst, lust en haat vieren hoogtij. High-Rise is een ongekend scherpe en visionaire satire op een samenleving die steeds individueler wordt, waarin niemand elkaar meer het licht in de ogen gunt en 'de ander' niet meer dan een obstakel is om - letterlijk - hogerop te komen.

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A Simple Man by Mark Bacci,Sarah Grant

By Mark Bacci,Sarah Grant

The yr is 2078. the previous united states is a bleak and fading reminiscence for the few voters of latest the US. approximately 5 years after his spouse used to be taken to a birthing camp via Secans, New America’s mercenaries, John Bradford is left to elevate his little ones on my own in an more and more harmful and desolate global.

Tagged by means of nanotechnology, their each circulate is tracked, restricting their skill to do whatever no longer accredited by means of the recent regime. while his daughter is selected, Secans arrive to take her to a birthing camp. John swears if he does not enable her move, they're going to all be killed. She reminds him of the promise he made to their mom, that he may do no matter what it took to guard them.

Struggling among his promise and the true results of any motion, the choice is made for John whilst his son brandishes a shotgun and kills one of many Secans. without time to imagine, John grabs his little ones and is going at the run, however it is simply an issue of time prior to the Secans locate them and kill them. John has no selection yet to come back to his mystery previous, the single position the place he is familiar with he has an opportunity – The Circuit, an underground fight-to-the-death pageant run via a ruthless mobster.

John’s go back as the best opponents in Circuit background rekindles previous rivalries and vendettas. With The Circuit rigged opposed to him, Secans chasing after him and possibility at each flip, John fights his method around the state to avoid wasting his childrens and satisfy the promise he made to his spouse. this is often John's struggle, and it truly is one he can't come up with the money for to lose.

Mark Bacci, an award-winning screenwriter and director, turns his pen to his first novel during this first quantity of a dystopian trilogy approximately relatives and survival.

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Genesis: The sequel to the critically acclaimed Oasis by Eilís Barrett

By Eilís Barrett

Captured, brutalised and held captive as a significant safety chance, Quincy Emerson once more unearths herself within the grips of the sinister urban of Oasis. In her method stand the partitions of the Colosseum, a maximum-security criminal. get away, they are saying, is impossible.

With town on the point of anarchy, rumours of a insurgent crew strong adequate to take down Oasis abound. might this be Quincy’s one final shot at freedom? Or will her decision to hunt revenge on Oasis’ misleading chief finally smash her?

Praise for Oasis, the prequel to Genesis

‘Eilís is dazzlingly brilliant and articulate.’ Irish Examiner

‘Our most recent literary star.’ Irish Independent

‘This futuristic sci-fi echoes Margaret Atwood and but was once written through a 16-year-old from Galway. count on good stuff from this younger, awesome writer.’ Image

‘A high-paced page-turner … Eilís is an highbrow powerhouse.’ Irish Mail on Sunday

‘An guaranteed dystopian debut. at the promise of this page-turning debut, the sequel may be worthy ready for.’ Sunday enterprise Post

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Schlaraffenland: Geschichte einer populären Utopie (German by Dieter Richter

By Dieter Richter

Von Schlaraffenland wurde in vielen Formen erzählt: in Märchen und Liedern, in Reisebeschreibungen und Predigten, in Bildern und Sprichwörtern. Als »Andere Welt« trug Schlaraffenland zugleich die Konturen der sozialen Utopie und der Terra incognita auf einer Landkarte, die noch voller weißer Flecken battle. Dieter Richter erkundet die Topographie dieses märchenhaften Landes, wie es sich in den europäischen Literaturen und in der Volkskultur seit dem ausgehenden Mittelalter entwickelt hat. Dem darstellenden Teil folgt als Anthologie eine thematisch gegliederte Auswahl aus der großen Zahl der überlieferten Schlaraffenland-Beschreibungen. Gesammelt und verzeichnet werden auch die bildlichen Darstellungen Schlaraffias.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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Fragmente: Partials 2 (German Edition) by Dan Wells,Jürgen Langowski

By Dan Wells,Jürgen Langowski

In ferner Zukunft wurde die Menschheit durch den Isolationskrieg quick vollständig vernichtet - besiegt von den Partials, künstlichen Kriegern, die die Menschen selbst erschaffen hatten, um an ihrer Stelle zu kämpfen. Eine der letzten Überlebenden ist Kira Walker, die erfahren hat, dass sie selbst ein verhängnisvolles Erbe in sich trägt, von dem sie nichts ahnte. Auf der Suche nach ihrer eigenen Herkunft muss sie sich ausgerechnet auf die Hilfe zweier Partials verlassen - Samm und Heron, die als Einzige ihr Geheimnis kennen. Kiras Weg führt sie durch das verwüstete Land, das der Isolationskrieg aus dem nordamerikanischen Kontinent gemacht hat - und dort wird sie dem schrecklichsten Feind begegnen, den die Menschheit je gekannt hat ...

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Spectrum by Samantha Mina

By Samantha Mina

because the sunrise of moment Earth, the Island of fireplace has awaited the arriving of the single mage whose dominion over the worldwide magic network—the spectrum—will allow her to rescue the primitive, totalitarian country from obscurity. yet, while Scarlet July is born, her awesome magic all of sudden renders her a third-class citizen, denied the perfect to schooling, employment and, finally, lifestyles. Evading execution, Scarlet reveals herself orphaned and on my own, suffering to outlive and locate her purpose.

Three-thousand miles north, within the ice island of Ichthyosis, Diving Fleet Commander stop Lechatelierite hasn't ever needed to query his goal. considering that formative years, he’s been set on the right track towards one objective: to annihilate magekind. yet, while he comes face-to-face with Scarlet and learns her tale, what is going to develop into of the convictions he’s held because birth?

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This six-part sequence follows an eclectic forged of kids scuffling with to discover their position within the wars plaguing their dystopian global. From fantastical world-building, to strive against sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to social remark, to the turmoil of younger maturity, to forbidden romance, Spectrum is a fast moving, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy experience for the starvation video games generation.

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Fever by Deon Meyer

By Deon Meyer

'UK readers, you've a pleasant shock coming. No, no longer Brexit, FEVER, via Deon Meyer. Reminiscent of THE STAND and THE PASSAGE. nice stuff' STEPHEN KING

I are looking to let you know approximately my Father's murder.

I are looking to inform you who killed him and why.

This is the tale of my life.

And the tale of your lifestyles and your international too, as you'll see.

Nico typhoon and his father force throughout a desolate South Africa, consistently alert for feral canine, bike gangs, nuclear illness. they're one of the few survivors of a deadly disease that has killed many of the world's inhabitants. younger as he's, Nico realises that his significant marksmanship and funky head suggest he's destined to be his father's protector.

But Willem hurricane, notwithstanding no longer a fighter, is a guy with a imaginative and prescient. he's looking for a spot which could develop into a safe haven, a beacon of sunshine and wish in a depressing and hopeless global, a group that survivors will rebuild from the ruins. And so Amanzi is born.

Fever is the epic, searing tale of a bunch of individuals made up our minds to carve a urban out of chaos.

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Die Ferne: Roman (German Edition) by Florian L. Arnold

By Florian L. Arnold

Die Ferne. guy kommt nicht an sie heran.

"Ich sah mit ihren Augen diese fremden Straßen und Häuser, ich sah die Kleidung der Menschen und ich hörte ihre Sprache, und alles jagte mir Angst ein und peinigte mich mit der Sehnsucht, selbst all das zu sehen und zu hören ..."
Aufgewachsen als Sohn eines Vulkanforscherehepaars ist Evren Attocker vor allem eines: fremd im Leben. Als er aus Versehen das eigene Elternhaus anzündet, ist das der Anlass für die Flucht in ein fernes Land, um jenseits des trügerischen Alltagsbewusstseins den eigenen Lebensmustern wie auch den großen Geschichten seiner Familie nachzuspüren. "Die Ferne" ist eine bildgewaltige Erzählung über die Irrwege des Erinnerns, über Freundschaft und Liebe, Einsamkeit und Verlust. Mit unbändiger Fabulierlust schafft der Autor unglaubliche Szenarien: ein Füllhorn von Bildern und Personen, in dem existenzielle Erfahrung und sinnliche Fantasiewelten zusammenwachsen.

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Jamestown, Alaska by Frank Turner Hollon

By Frank Turner Hollon

Jamestown, Alaska is the tale of Aaron Jennings, a bestselling novelist bored via his lifetime of suburban monotony and more and more disturbed via the tales of violence in his newspaper, who wakes one morning to discover a small pink ebook on his doorstep. there is not any name, no author’s identify at the backbone: simply the phrases The Survival Manifesto inscribed at the first web page, and an invocation to a selected few to desert the society of the incompetent, lazy, and immoral and construct a brand new utopia within the wilds of Alaska. Jennings is invited to the commune to jot down, or rewrite, the historical past of the upcoming around the world revolution.

Skeptical yet insatiably curious, Jennings units out for Alaska within the corporation of the seven mysterious individuals of the Committee, pursued through a sinister determine (his next-door neighbor?) who turns out to oppose the Committee’s undertaking. however the human vices have reached Jamestown first, and the root of the commune is already faltering. As Jennings turns into entangled with the secrets and techniques of Jamestown, falling out of contact along with his kin and the lifestyles he left at the back of, he grows more and more paranoid approximately what sort of online game he’s stumbled into, and no matter if something in Jamestown is because it seems.

With spare prose and sharp perception into the fallacies of the human brain, Frank Turner Hollon’s Jamestown walks the road among ludicrous and ominous within the form of Karen Russell, Jim Shepard, and Kurt Vonnegut.

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