Dystopian Literature 20th Century – 1960 -1970

Dystopian Literature Review

20th Century Dystopia Literature 1960 – 1970

Dystopian Literature 20th Century – 1960 -1970 – What a decade for Dystopian writers, the cold war and Vietnam in full swing, civil rights movements and assassinations of two of my heroes John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Never in the history of Dystopia had the world been so close to destruction, 1960 to 1970 was a decade of both free love, hippies and with the Cuban missile crisis near-total nuclear annihilation. This decade produces some of the finest early inspirations for me, including Clockwork Orange, I secretly read my dad’s copy as a kid and was equally hooked and freaked out. Best of all at the pinnacle of the decade Humans landed on the moon. Enjoy the list of 1960 to 1970 Dystopian Literature.

Book Title:  Dr. Futurity 

Author: Philip K. Dic

Published: 1960

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

Pages: 138

Good reads rating: 3.58/5

About: Dr. Futurity is a sci-fi novel composed by an American essayist. Later on, the populace is static, with no common births; no one but demise can cause the development of another fetus. The outcome is a general public undecided toward death, as controlled hereditary qualities guarantees that each progressive age better advantages mankind all in all.

Book Title:  Facial Justice

Author: L. P. Hartle

Published: December 1960

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

Language: English

Pages: 263

Good reads rating: 3.44/5

About: L. P. Hartle has written a dystopian novel, whose name is Facial Justice. In Britain, a concealed pioneer motivates a huge segment of the people to get away from the natural hollows and structures another fascism over the ground. This new society was dependent on an aggregate feeling of the blame on the occasions of the atomic war.

Book Title: Vulcan’s Hammer

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1960

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

Pages: 139

Good reads rating: 3.52/5

About: It is a sci-fi novel, which explains Unity, runs the planet, controlling people from youth instruction onwards through the Vulcan arrangement of manufactured reasoning, however, battled by the Healer development. Nevertheless, Vulcan has effectively seen the hole inaccessible information about the agitators and produced executioner androids of its own.

Book Title:  Harrison Bergeron

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Published: 1961

Publisher: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 

Language: English

Pages: 9

Good reads rating: 4.22/5

About: The Handicapper General’s specialists uphold the correspondence laws, constraining residents to wear handicaps: covers for the excellent individuals, noisy radios that disturb musings inside the ears of shrewd individuals, and heavyweights for the solid or athletic. It is a short story of humorous and dystopian sci-fi.

Book Title:  Return from the Stars

Author: Stanisław Lem

Published: 1961

Publisher: Czytelnik (first Polish edition) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Language: Polish

Pages: 247

Good reads rating: 3.99/5

About: This novel explains among the thoughts of social distance, culture stun, and oppressed world. For Hal, nevertheless, this new world is excessively agreeable, excessively protected. Earth is never again home, it is “another, outsider planet.” Humans themselves have changed, having experienced a method called betrization, intended to kill every single forceful drive.

Book Title:  The Old Men at the Zoo

Author: Angus Wilson

Published: 1961

Publisher:  Secker and Warburg

Language: English

Pages: 352

Good reads rating: 3.34/5

About: The book deals with occasions before an atomic assault on London during an (apparently) restricted atomic war, which results in the burden of a later dystopian skillet European tragic autocracy until salvage touches base for the detainees at the zoo, changed into a death camp.

Book Title:  A Clockwork Orange 

Author: Anthony Burgess

Published: 1962

Publisher: William Heinemann, UK

Language: English

Pages: 192

Good reads rating: 3.99/5

About: It is set in a not so distant future society that has a young subculture of extraordinary savagery. The high school hero, Alex, portrays his rough endeavors and his encounters with express experts’ resolved to improve him. The book has three sections, each with seven parts. Burgess has expressed that the 21 parts were a purposeful gesture to the age of 21 perceived as an achievement in human development.

Book Title:  The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: October 1962

Publisher: Putnam

Language: English

Pages: 240

Good reads rating: 3.63/5

About: The Man in the High Castle won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. Starting in 2015, the book was adjusted as a multi-season TV arrangement, with Dick’s little girl, Isa Dick Hackett, filling in as one of the show’s makers.

Book Title:  The Wanting Seed 

Author: Anthony Burgess

Published: 1962

Publisher: Heinemann

Language: English

Pages: 285

Good reads rating: 3.72/5

About: All through the main segment of the novel, overpopulation portrayed through the confinement and reuse of materials, and amazingly cramped living conditions. Even though the novel tends to numerous societal issues, the essential subject is overpopulation and its connection to culture. Religion, government, and history additionally tended to. A critical segment of the book is a judgment of war.

Book Title:  The Game-Players of Titan

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1963

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

Pages: 191

Good reads rating: 3.64/5

About: In the first place, Pete has lost his preferred property, Berkeley, and his better half, Freya. Also, Berkeley’s new proprietor has offered it to a famously degenerate Bindman from the East Coast, Jerome Luck man. Pete misses Freya and stresses over the similarity of his new spouse.

Book Title:  Planet of the Apes 

Author: Pierre Boulle

Published: 1963

Publisher: La Planète des singes

Language: English

Pages: 263

Good reads rating: 3.93/5

About: Planet of the Apes is a sci-fi an American media establishment. The establishment depends on French creator Pierre Boulle 1963 novel La Planet des burns converted into English as Planet of the Apes or Monkey Planet. Plans for a film change slowed down “being developed damnation” for more than ten years before Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes was discharged in 2001.

Book Title:  Farnham’s Freehold

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Published: 1964

Publisher: G.P. Putnam (US)

Language: English

Pages: 256

Good reads rating: 3.56/5

About: The arrangement for the story is an immediate hit by an atomic weapon, which sends into the future and outcome refuge containing Farnham, his better half, child, little girl, little girl’s companion, and residential worker. Recorded as a hard copy, the novel Heinlein drew on his experience of structure an aftermath cover under his own home.

Book Title:  Nova Express

Author: William S. Burroughs

Published: November 9, 196

Publisher: Grove Press

Language: English

Pages: 192

Good reads rating: 3.68/5

About: It is a piece of The Nova Trilogy, or “Cut-Up Trilogy,’ together with The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded. Control is the fundamental subject of the novel, and Burroughs endeavors to utilize language to separate the dividers of culture, the greatest control machine. He utilizes assessor Lee to express his own musings about the world.

Book Title: The Penultimate Truth

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1964

Publisher: Belmont Books

Language: English

Pages: 174

Good reads rating: 3.79/5

About: The story starts in one of the tanks, named Tom Mix. The tank president, Nicholas St. James, is compelled to go to the surface to purchase a fake pancreas on the underground market. The administration and war motor stay superficially; the world-class “Yance-men”

Book Title:  The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1965

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 278

Good reads rating: 4.01/5

About: In a urgent offer to safeguard humankind and frankness populace troubles on Earth, the UN has started a “draft” for colonizing the close-by planets, where conditions are so awful and crude that the reluctant settlers have fallen prey to a type of idealism including the utilization of an illicit medication working together with “formats.”

Book Title:  Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman

Author: Harlan Ellison

Published: December 1965

 Publisher: Galaxy Science Fiction

Language: English

Pages: 48

Good reads rating: 4.20/5

About: The story centers around a man named Everett C. Marm who, camouflaged as the revolutionary Harlequin, takes part in capricious resistance to the Ticktockman. Everett is involved with a young lady named Pretty Alice, who has exasperated by the way that he is never on schedule.

Book Title:  The Crack in Space

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1966

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

Pages: 190

Good reads rating: 3.46/5

About: The Crack in Space is a sci-fi novel written by an American writer. The base period essential for the majority of the huge number of “face cloths” to emigrate assessed to be twenty years. To chop this down to 5 years, the break is incidentally shut so the new power supply can be introduced which will hypothetically fourfold the width of the fracture.

Book Title:  The Dream Master 

Author: Roger Zelazny

Published: 1966

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

Pages: 155

Good reads rating: 3.65/5

About: This is a world ready for psychotherapeutic developments, for example, the “neuro member treatment” in which the hero, Charles Render, practices. The Dream Master set in a future where the powers of overpopulation and innovation have made an existence where mankind suffocates mentally underneath its very own mass while dwelling in relative physical comfort.

Book Title:  Make Room! Make Room

Author: Harry Harrison

Published: 1966

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 216

Good reads rating: 3.72/5

About: A sci-fi novel is investigating the outcomes of unchecked populace development on society. The shop is plundered by the horde. Billy Chung, a Chinese-American 18-year-old, gets a container of steaks. He eats some of them and offers the rest to collect enough cash to get a vocation as a Western Union errand person kid.

Book Title:  Now Wait for Last Year

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1966

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 214

Good reads rating: 3.89/5

About: The specialist’s patient is the world head, UN Secretary-General. Of the twenty-eight books, Dick distributed during the 1960s and 1970s, this novel is one of the five pick to speak to this time of his vocation in The Library of America arrangement, Volume 2. Presently, Wait for Last Year is the account of Eric Sweet’s penny, an organ-transplant specialist who is enveloped with Earth-Lilistar legislative issues.

Book Title:  I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

Author: Harlan Ellison

Published: March 1967

Publisher: Galaxy Publishing Corp

Language: English

Pages: 134

Good reads rating: 4.01/5

About: As the war advanced, the three warring countries each made a super-PC equipped for running the war more productively than people run. The ace PC harbours vast scorn for the gathering and spends each accessible minute tormenting them.

Book Title:  Logan’s Run 

Author: William F. Nolan & George 

Published: 1948

Publisher: Dial Press

Language: English

Pages: 133

Good reads rating: 3.67/5

About: The story pursues the activities of Logan, a Sandman accused of implementing the standard, as he tracks down and slaughters natives who “run” from society’s deadly interest just to wind up “running” himself. Sprinters are the individuals who will not answer to a Sleep shop and endeavor to maintain a strategic distance from their destiny by getting away to Sanctuary.

Book Title: The Time Hoppers 

Author:   Robert Silverberg

Published: 1967

Publisher: Leisure Books

Language: English

Pages: 182

Good reads rating: 3.39/5

About: It is a sci-fi novel. The individuals, who are in lower classes, for example, his sister and brother by marriage in Classes 14 and fifteen, just have the benefit of a one-room condominium with even the shower out for full showcase. The degree of innovation is exceptionally best in class; teleportation is a reality, as is time travel.

Book Title:  The Tripods

Author: John Christopher

Published: 1967

Publisher: Collier Books 

Language: English

Pages: 224

Good reads rating: 4.17/5

About: Human culture is largely peaceful, with a couple of homes bigger than towns, and what little industry exists has directed under the careful nearness of the Tripods. People are controlled from the age of 14 by inserts called “Tops,” which smother interest and innovativeness.

Book Title:  Why Call them Back From Heaven?

Author: Clifford D. Simak

Published: 1967

Publisher: Doubleday/Ace

Language: English

Pages: 192

Good reads rating: 3.51/5

About: The general population of this future world never again take risks since they may be perilous, and forego all joys to set aside enough cash to be protected for their subsequent life. A man indicted for horrendous wrongdoing given the most noticeably terrible sentence conceivable: he won’t be allowed to store himself for a subsequent life; generally, his rights are unaffected.

Book Title: A Very Private Life 

Author: Michael Frayn

Published: 1968

Publisher: Collins

Language: English

Pages: 192

Good reads rating: 3.64/5

About: This book is an advanced fantasy that discloses the useless mission to reach another human. She leaves them to seek after a man that she begins to look all starry eyed at from the outset locate in spite of a language obstruction existing between them, which prevents her from shaping any associations with him or his family.

Book Title:  Camp Concentration 

Author: Thomas M. Disch

Published: 1968

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis

Language: English

Pages: 117

Good reads rating: 3.76/5

About: Camp Concentration is a sci-fi novel composed by Thomas M. Disch. By separating inflexible classifications in the mind the malady makes the manner of thinking both quicker and increasingly adaptable; it likewise causes physical breakdown and, inside nine months, demise.

Book Title:  The Tripods

Author:  John Christopher

Published: 1967

Publisher: Collier Books

Language: English

Pages: 224

Good reads rating: 4.17/5

About: The Tripod of youthful grown-up books is an arrangement. Human culture is to a great extent peaceful, with a couple of residences bigger than towns, and what little industry exists led under the vigilant nearness of the Tripods. Way of life is reminiscent of the Middle Ages, yet little ancient rarities from the Modern Age are as yet utilized, for example, watches.

Book Title:  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1968

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 210

Good reads rating: 4.08/5

About: The book is set in a dystopian San Francisco, where Earth’s life has significantly harmed by an atomic worldwide war. The book filled in as the essential reason for the 1982 film Blade Runner, and numerous components and subjects from it utilized in its 2017 continuation Blade Runner 2049.

Book Title:  The Tripods

Author: John Christopher

Published: 1967

Publisher: Collier Books

Language: English

Pages: 224

Good reads rating: 4.17/5

About: A few people, whose brains are broken by the Caps, become vagrants. As indicated by The City of Gold and Lead, Masters start to accept that people ought to be topped at a prior age “since certain people, in the year or two preceding they are Capped, turned out to be insubordinate and act against the experts”, however, this is impossible.

Book Title:  Stand on Zanzibar

Author: John Brunner

Published: 1968

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 582

Good reads rating: 3.96/5

About: New wave dystopian novel Stand on Zanzibar has written by John Brunner. The story itself pursues the lives of an enormous cast of characters, picked to give a wide cross-area of things to come world. A portion of this an interface straightforwardly with the focal stories, while others add profundity to Brunner’s reality.

Book Title:  Synthajoy 

Author: David G. Compton

Published: 1968

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (UK) Ace Books(US)

Language: English

Pages: 180pp(US) 190 pp (UK)

Good reads rating: 3.58/5

About: The hero is the spouse of the maker of Synthajoy, who acknowledging what harm it would do to society killed her significant other, and was focused on a psychological medical clinic. The tale investigates the social results of the improvement of a “computer-generated simulation” innovation.

Book Title:  The Jagged Orbit

Author: John Brunner

Published: 1969

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

Pages: 400

Good reads rating: 3.74/5

About: British author John Brunner has composed a sci-fi novel is A Jagged Orbit. A split creates inside the cartel, between the preservationist elderly people men and aspiring subordinates arranged to utilize new PC innovation to draw off some fabulous overthrows. There are a few separate strands of account.

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