Comments on “Best Dystopian Novels: Top 5 Titles Most Recommended By Experts”

  1. Joe Brooks says:
    09/23/2023 at 1:55 PM

    Great list. Thanks for publishing.

    I would add a few, written in the 1940s by the author of the first Golden Age SF short story. “Black Destroyer”, by A E Van Vogt.

    Van Vogt’s “The Weapon Shops Of Isher” and his “The World Of Null A”. “Null A” was published 4 years prior to “Nineteen Eighty – Four, in Astounding Magazine in many nations. Van Vogt’s many references to General Semantics and the time binding of history through words is a major theme of the novel. Many, myself included, think that Newspeak is a substitute for General Semantics in Ninteen Eighty – Four. This not a criticism of that, Orwell makes the issue of rewriting history through word redefinition much easier to understand.

  2. Tracy says:
    09/24/2023 at 5:20 PM

    The Road is not a Dystopian novel. It’s a Post-Apocalyptic one. There are many more Dystopian themed stories you could have chosen.

    1. TW says:
      09/26/2023 at 2:15 PM

      It is 100% a dystopian novel.

  3. Starg says:
    09/25/2023 at 11:48 AM

    In which way The Road is dystopian?

    1. TW says:
      09/26/2023 at 2:16 PM

      In every way.

  4. Julie A Casey says:
    09/26/2023 at 10:54 PM

    There are a lot of books written by women that have been excluded by this list, namely Margaret Atwood’s ” The Handmaid’s Tale” or Octavia Butler’s “The Parable of the Sower.” Honestly, a high schooler’s book report would have more insight than this article.

    Also noting “The Road” is miscategorized as dystopian.

  5. Magster says:
    09/28/2023 at 10:15 PM

    Absolutely not The Road. So many great dystopian novels have been left out. This article is another useless one written to occupy space by so called “experts”.


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