Call it morbid fascination if you like, but it’s hard to argue with the popularity of dystopian novels. The Hunger Games may be our current obsession, and 1984 the most lastingly famous, but there’s no shortage of gripping, terrifying—even poignant—stories of dark and twisted future societies.
>> Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Of all the books on this list, Brave New World depicts what is perhaps the most eerily plausible version of our future. In the “World State” everything have been replaced by meaningless sex, drug-induced happiness, mindless entertainment and genetic engineering.
>> Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
In addition to being a chilling window into a coldly scientific society, Never Let Me Go is also a beautiful and bittersweet story of star-crossed love—and one, moreover, that ultimately reaffirms the value of life and human emotion.