Paste’s 30 Best Dystopian Novels of All Time 

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’s 30 Best Dystopian Novels of All Time 
Paste’s 30 Best Dystopian Novels of All Time 

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 

  1. Wool by Hugh Howey 
  2. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 
  3. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin 
  4. Red Rising by Pierce Brown 
  5. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 
  6. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson 
  7. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick 
  8. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 
  9. American War by Omar El Akkad 
  10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
  11. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 
  12. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 
  13. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick 
  14. All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin 
  15. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick 
  16. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace 
  17. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Gu 
  18. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi 
  19. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 
  20. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 
  21. The Giver by Lois Lowry 
  22. Neuromancer by William Gibson 
  23. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton 
  24. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle   
  25. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd 
  26. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 
  27. Animal Farm by George Orwell 
  28. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
  29. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell  
  30. 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! 

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