One of our favorite genres is dystopian novels. We are always looking for new dystopian novels to add to our reading list. And the best way to do that is to browse through various lists. Today, we will be looking at Paste’s 30 best dystopian novels of all time list. Keep reading to see the full list and what we thought of it!
Paste Magazine is an online publication that covers things such as “Music, Movies, TV, Comedy, Games, Books, Food, Drinks, Tech and Travel.” I enjoy their lists and writing style. They often cover book related news and have gained my trust with their articles. You can see their full list below.
Paste’s 30 Best Dystopian Novels of All Time
- Wool by Hugh Howey
- Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
- We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
- A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
- The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
- American War by Omar El Akkad
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
- All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
- The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Gu
- The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Neuromancer by William Gibson
- The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
A Solid List
This list has a lot of great dystopian novels. It is a great list to find new novels that might have gone under the radar. With that said, I do feel like this list is missing some classics such as Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler and The Passage by Justin Cronin.
They do have most of my picks and I think that is good enough. Not every list is going to be the same and that is okay. I did like seeing novels that aren’t as well on the list.
That is all for Paste’s 30 best dystopian books of all time list. What did you think of their list? Let us know in the comments below!