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BKLYN Other dystopias

1984 is back on the bestseller list and our holds list is a mile long. Whether you're waiting for a copy of 1984 to come in, or you've read it recently, check out these alternative dystopias.

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The Time Regulation Institute

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra. |

The slynx

Tatyana Tolstaya ; translated by Jamey Gambrell. |

The curfew

Jesse Ball. |

The flame alphabet

Ben Marcus. |

The Chrysalids

by John Wyndham. |

The trial

Franz Kafka ; translated and with a preface by Breon Mitchell. |

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood. |

Riddley Walker

afterword, notes, and glossary by Russell Hoban. |


Michael Tolkin. |

Parable of the sower

Octavia E. Butler. |