Dystopian Literature 20th Century – 1970 -1980

Dystopian Literature Review

20th Century Dystopia Literature 1970 – 1980

Dystopian Literature 20th Century – 1970 -1980, during the ’70s inspiration for Dystopian writers was all around them. Huge inflation, opulence like never before seen, the emergence of modern communication technology along with huge inflation and an oil crisis. Dystopian Literature certainly became more mainstream during this decade, with music, movies and books reflecting a growing hope and hopelessness as the world truly transitioned. With handheld calculators and the Cold War getting colder, the world literally changed in front of the people’s eyes, and what’s more, they could see and hear about it at levels not before known to humankind. With titles like John Brunner, The Sheep Look UP that resonate today, authors from 1970 to 1980 are certainly going to provide you with some stunning and memorable Dystopia’s.

Book Title:  Our Friends From Frolix 8 

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1970

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

Pages: 189

Good reads rating: 3.58/5

About: New men who have different super abilities and extraordinary abilities like telepathy, telekinesis, and precognition ruled the earth in the 22nd century. In the interim, Thors Provoni’s art has escaped Terran armada protections and is quickly nearing Earth, prompting jumpy feelings of trepidation among the decision world-class about the likelihood of fierce outsider intrusion.

Book Title:  This Perfect Day

Author: Ira Levin

Published: 1970

Publisher: Random House

Language: English

Pages: 368

Good reads rating: 4.02/5

About: People are regularly narcotized by suggests that of monthly treatments in order that they will stay happy and cooperative (Family Members). Those few World Health Organization happen to be immune to the medicine, or World Health Organization designedly modification their behavior to avoid robust doses of a number of the medicine.

Book Title:  The Guardians

Author: John Christopher

Published: 1970

Publisher: Hamish Hamilto

Language: English

Pages: 156

Good reads rating: 3.67/5

About: John Christopher has written a young adult science fiction novel. In his distress, Rob devises an arrangement of getting away to the County, thinking that he will maintain a strategic distance from recognition there substantially more effectively than anywhere in the Conures. He is additionally determined by the way that his mom was likewise from the County.

Book title: The Lorax

Author: Dr. Seuss

Published: 1971

Publisher: random house

Language: English  

Pages: 64

Good reads rating: 4.34/5

About: The Lorax, by Dr. Suess published in 1971 .The Lorax, record the sad state of environment and the lorax is the nominal character that speaks for the tree, confronts the once-ler who causes environment degradation. The story identifies a fable regarding the danger that corporate greed poses to nature.

Book title: The lathe of heaven 

Author: Ursula k. le guin

Published: 1971

Publisher: Avon books

Language: English

Pages: 184

Good reads: 4.11/5

About: The lathe of heaven, By Ursula k. le guin .The lathe of heaven is a science fiction novel. The lathe of heaven represents a character whose dreams alter past and present reality. The novel received nominations for 1972 Hugo and for 1971, Nebula award and finally won the locus award for best novel in 1972.

Book title: Los Angeles AD 2017

Author: Phillip Wyllie

Published: January 15, 1971

Publisher: Glenn Howard

Language: English

Pages: 221

Good reads: 2.67/5

About: Los Angeles AD 2017, By Phillip Wyllie. Published in 1971 Los Angeles is episode of NBC television series, science fiction piece, shot for $37500.This was the sixteen episode of third season. This episode is 76 minutes long without commercials, with commercials Los Angeles is 90 minutes long.

Book title: The world inside

Author: Robert Silverberg

Published: 1971

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 201

Good reads:  3.74/5

About: The world side, By Robert Silverberg published in 1971. The world side is a science fiction novel. The novel appeared as a series of shorter works in 1970 and 1971 the world inside was nominated for Hugo award in 1972 but Silverberg decline the award.  

Book title: 334

Author: Thomas M Disch

Published: 1994

Publisher: Macgibbon and kee

Language: English

Pages: 201

Good reads:  3.69/5

About: The Book 334 by Thomas M. Disch has published in 1994. It is a science fiction novel. The novel represents a look at everyday life around the year 2025.The cover for this novel was design by Michael hasted. The novel consists of independent novellas with a common setting but with different character.

Book title: The sheep look up

Author: John Brunner

Published: 1972

Publisher: harper and Row

Language: English

Pages: 338                                      

Good reads3.95/5

About: The sheep look up; By John Brunner published in 1972. The sheep look up is science fiction novel. The novel setting has decided by state where life is extremely bad. The novel deals with the decline of environment in United State. The sheep look up was nominated for the Nebula Award for best novel.

Book title: The iron dream

Author: Norman Spinrad

Published: 1972

Publisher: Avon Books

Language: English

Pages: 255

Good reads3.62/5

About: The iron dream, By Norman Spinard. This novel published in 1972. The iron dream is met fictional alternate history novel, which tells a story within the story.The novel presents a   decisive adventure story entitled Lord of swastika. The nested narrative is followed by fuax scholarly analysis by fictional literary critic.

Book title: The ultimate solution

Author: Eric Norden

Published: 1973

Publisher: warner paperback library

Language: English

Pages: 142

Good reads:  4.20/5

About: The ultimate solution, By Eric Norden .The ultimate solution is an alternate history fiction depicts the world where the axis forces won the world war 2and partitioned the world between them .the ultimate solutions written in a form of police procedural. Norden Hitler, science fiction novella.

Book title: The dispossessed

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Published: 1974

Publisher: Harper and Row

Language: English

Pages: 341

Good reads: 4.21/5

About: The Dispossessed ,By Ursula k le guin..Published in 1974.the dispossessed tells the story of Shevek, a physicist from the anarchist society of Anarres who returns to Urras, the planet from where his ancestors departed about 200 years ago, in order to ‘unbuild walls ‘that have kept the twin planets apart both in ideological and practical term.

Book title: The camp of the saints

Author: Jean Raspail

Published: 1973

Publisher: Editions Robert Laffont

Language: French

Pages: 316

Good reads:  3.74/5

About: The camp of the saints, By Jean Raspail .The novel was published in 1973.The novel is dystopian fiction. The novel represents the destruction of western civilization through the third world mass imagination to France and west fort Almost forty years after its initial publication the novel returned to the bestseller list in 2011.

Book Title:  Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Author: Philip K. Dick

Published: 1974

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 231

Good reads rating: 3.92/5

About: The story follows a hereditarily improved pop vocalist and TV star that awakens in our current reality where he has never existed. Protection from the system is largely bound to college grounds, where radicalized previous college understudies squeeze out an edgy presence in underground kibbutzim.

Book Title:  The Holdfast Chronicles 

Author:         Suzy McKee Charnas

Published: January 12th 1974

Publisher: Del Rey

Language: English

Pages: 214

Good reads rating: 3.58/5

About: The Holdfast Chronicles is a science fiction book. This is consisting on a series of books. For science fiction and fantasy Lambda Literary Award, the furies were nominated. Gaylactic Spectrum is included the entire series of books 2003 hall of fame.

Book Title:  The Forever War

Author: Joe Haldeman

Published: 1974

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Language: English

Pages: 236

Good reads rating: 4.15/5

About: The Forever War a military sci-fi novel has written by Americans. He is recounting the story of warriors battling an interstellar war between Man and the Taurans. It won the Nebula Award in 1975, the Hugo, and the Locus grants in 1976. The UNEF ground troops conveyed for observation and vengeance.

Book Title: The Girl Who Owned a City  

Author: O.T. Nelson

Published: 1975

Publisher:  Lerner Publishing Group

Language: English

Pages: 181

Good reads rating: 3.81/5

About: This book, occasionally educated in schools, they think as most appropriate for those between the ages of 12 and 15. In spite of the fact that there are surrendered vehicles in each garage and covering each road, Lisa is the principal youngster to consider driving one. She is likewise the first to consider jumping a farm.

Book Title:  High-Rise

Author: J. G. Ballard

Published: 1975

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Language: English

Pages: 204

Good reads rating: 3.62/5

About: The story depicts the breaking down of an extravagance tall structure as its prosperous occupant’s bit by bit plunge into a vicious disarray. Following his separation, specialist and restorative school teacher Robert Laing moves into his new condo on the 25th floor of an as of late finished tall structure on the edges of London.

Book Title:  The Shockwave Rider

Author: John Brunner

Published: 1975

Publisher: Harper & Row

Language: English

Pages: 288

Good reads rating: 3.96/5

About: In view of the thoughts in the book, Future Shock by Alvin Toffler the novel demonstrates a dystopian mid-21st century America commanded by PC systems. This story let us know for its saint’s utilization of PC hacking abilities to escape interest in a tragic future, and for the instituting of “worm” to portray a program that spreads itself through a PC organize.

Book Title:  Don’t Bite the Sun

Author: Tanith Lee        

Published: 1976

Publisher: Daw Books

Language: English

Pages: 158

Good reads rating: 4.15/5

About: In the course of the story, the anonymous storyteller neglects to identify with her seven Jang companions however gets herself, feels feeling, and learns love. Youthful people known as “Jang” inflexibly expected to do whatever they if you do not mind enjoy different types of medications, engage in sexual relations, and live for their very own joys.

Book Title: Woman on the Edge of Time

Author: Marge Piercy

Published: 1976

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Language: English

Pages: 369

Good reads rating: 3.95/5

About: In the Nineteen Seventies, Associate in nursing impoverished however intelligent thirty-seven-year-old Mexican-American woman Consuelo Ramos is below the belt incarcerated in the hospital because of her supposed violent criminal tendencies. Dolly had sought-after protection from Connie as a result of she was being forced by the pimp.

Book Title: The Dark Tower 

Author: Stephen King

Published: September 1st 2006

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

Pages: 1050

Good reads rating: 4.28/5

About: The story starts with a discussion of time travel among a few scholastics at a college (therefore recognized as Cambridge) during summer get-away. They presume that it is difficult to disregard the laws of room time in such an away. It found that Orfieu’s collaborator, Scud love, has a twofold in some other time.

Book Title:  A Scanner Darkly

Author: Philip K. Dick    

Published: 1977

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 220

Good reads rating: 4.01/5

About: The semi-self-portraying story is set in a tragic Orange County, California, in the then-eventual fate of June 1994, and incorporates a broad depiction of medication culture and medication use. Arctor shields his character from those in the medication subculture and the police.

Book Title:  The Eye of the Heron

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Published: 1978

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Language: English

Pages: 192

Good reads rating: 3.72/5

About: The Eye of the Heron is a sci-fi novel set on the anecdotal planet of Victoria in a theoretical future, likely at some point in the 22nd century when the planet has colonized for about a century and has no correspondence with Earth. The planet of Victoria got two rushes of pioneers from Earth.

Book Title:  SS-GB

Author: Len Deighton           

Published: 1978

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Language: English

Pages: 375

Good reads rating: 3.75/5

About: In 1941, the British Armed Forces gave up, Churchill was attempted by court-military in Berlin and executed, and the King was held in the Tower of London. The German development caught London however a British back watchman around Colchester hindered the Germans for enough time to empower Royal Navy boats to escape from Harwich.

Book Title:  The Stand

Author: Stephen King

Published: October 3, 1978

Publisher: Doubleday

Language: English

Pages: 823

Good reads rating: 4.34/5

About: It develops the situation of his prior short story “Night Surf” and introduces a point-by-point vision of the absolute breakdown of society after the coincidental arrival of a strain of flu that had adjusted for organic fighting causes a prophetically catastrophic pandemic, executing off over 99% of the total populace.

Book Title:  1985

Author: Anthony Burgess

Published: 2 October 1978

Publisher: Hutchinson

Language: English

Pages: 272

Good reads rating: 3.48/5

About: 1985 is in two sections. The first is a progression of articles and meetings talking about parts of Orwell’s book. The second is a novella set in 1985, seven years later on at the season of the novel’s composition. The principle pattern to which he is alluding is the extending intensity of worker’s guilds.

Book Title:  Alongside Night

Author: J. Neil Schulman

Published: October 16, 19

Publisher: Crown Publishers

Language: English

Pages: 304

Good reads rating: 3.74/5

About: A political sense made by Samuel Edward Konkin III, to whom Schulman devoted to the work. Likewise discharged in 2013 is J. Neil Schulman’s Alongside Night the Graphic Novel, because of Schulman’s motion picture screenplay. The Novel gets supports from Anthony Burgess and Milton Friedman and was gone into the Libertarian Futurist Society’s Prometheus Hall of Fame in 1989.

Book Title: The Long Walk

Author: Stephen King

Published: July 1979

Publisher: Signet Books

Language: English

Pages: 384

Good reads rating: 4.11/5

About: One hundred high school young men join a yearly strolling challenge called “The Long Walk” or simply “The Walk.” Each competitor, called a “Walker,” must keep up a speed of in any event four miles for every hour; on the off chance that he dips under that speed for 30 seconds, he gets a verbal cautioning.

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