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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.
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1984 by George Orwell
Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can't escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A satire on totalitarianism features farm animals that overthrow their human owner and set up their own government, only to develop into an equally corrupt society.
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Rescued from Earth's destruction, one woman is called upon to revive mankind Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali; who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her homeworld, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before. The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations; whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet's untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
In 1962 in America, slavery is legal again. Twenty years earlier the United States lost a war and is now being occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the Matrix until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a mirror-eyed girl street-samurai riding shotgun, he's ready for the silicon-quick, bleakly prophetic adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.
Parasite by Mira Grant
Genetically engineered tapeworms that protect most of the human populace from illness, boost everyone's immune system and even secrete designer drugs begin to change and want out of human bodies they occupy.