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Enjoyed 1984? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to 1984. Here are 140 books that you’ll like if you liked 1984.

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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - May 09, 2017 (first published in 1932)
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Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological mani...
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury - Jan 10, 2012 (first published in 1953)
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Sixty years after its publication, Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before."Fahrenheit 451- The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns."Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to dest...
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Yevgeny Zamyatin - Aug 01, 1993 (first published in 1921)
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The exhilarating dystopian novel that inspired George Orwell's 1984 and foreshadowed the worst excesses of Soviet RussiaYevgeny Zamyatin's We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor', the citizens of t...
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Michael McFaul
The Giver
25th Anniversary Edition (Giver Quartet)
Lois Lowry - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 1993)
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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community....
It Can't Happen Here
Sinclair Lewis - Jan 07, 2014 (first published in 1935)
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It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler...
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Daniel Pink
Parable of the Talents
Octavia E. Butler - Aug 20, 2019 (first published in 1998)
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This Nebula Award-winning sequel to Parable of the Sower continues the story of Lauren Olamina in socially and economically depressed California in the 2030s. Convinced that her community should colonize the stars, Lauren and her followers make preparations. But the collapse of society and rise of fanatics result in Lauren's followers being enslave...
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
Philip K. Dick - May 28, 1996 (first published in 1968)
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It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill.Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!...
Stand on Zanzibar
The Hugo Award-Winning Novel
John Brunner - Aug 16, 2011 (first published in 1968)
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Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically---it's about to take over a country in Africa.  Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, a...
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Laurie Voss
Lord of the Flies
William Golding - Dec 16, 2003 (first published in 1954)
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At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and e...
Super Sad True Love Story
A Novel
Gary Shteyngart - May 03, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post The Boston Globe San Francisco Chronicle The Seattle Times O: The Oprah Magazine Maureen Corrigan, NPR Salon Slate Minneapolis Star Tribune St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
M.T. Anderson - Jul 17, 2012 (first published in 2002)
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Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was befo...
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
The Stand by Stephen King
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Batman by Frank Miller
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
The Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Scarlet Odyssey by C. T. Rwizi
Judge Dredd by John Wagner
The Yellow Arrow by Andrew Bromfield
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Motorman by David Ohle
The Round Table by Chris Dietzel
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Y by Brian K. Vaughan
Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Bitch Planet, Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
Invisible Planets by Ken Liu
World War Z by Max Brooks
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven by Antoine Volodine
I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
Journals of the Plague Years by Norman Spinrad
The Theta Prophecy by Chris Dietzel
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Dance Dance Revolution by Cathy Park Hong
V. by Thomas Pynchon
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Screwtop / The Girl Who Was Plugged In by James Tiptree Jr.
The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
Neuromancer by William Gibson
A Planet for Rent by Yoss
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Earth by David Brin by
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
The Postman by David Brin
Skreemer by Peter Milligan
Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
Super Flat Times by Matthew Derby
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Slow River by Nicola Griffith
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz by Dean Koontz
The Shore of Women by Pamela Sargent
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya
Too Like the Lightning by ADA PALMER
The Excalibur by Chris Dietzel
Black Wave by Michelle-Tea
Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
American War by Omar El Akkad
A Different Alchemy by Chris Dietzel
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
The Just City by Howard Hughes
End of Days by Sylvia Browne
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Iron Heel by Jack London
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria
Jennifer Government by Max Barry
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore by Ray Loriga
The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman
Inter Ice age 4 by Kōbō Abe
The Children of Men by P. D. James
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Islands on the Net by Bruce Sterling
Rina by Kang Young-sook
Followers by Megan Angelo
ANTHEM by Ayn Rand
Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. (Terry) Nelson
The Faulty Process of Electing a Senior Class President by Chris Dietzel
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Limbo by Bernard Wolfe
Animals by Don LePan
Vox by Christina Dalcher
Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos
The Man Who Watched The World End by Chris Dietzel
Walden Two by B. F. Skinner
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee
The Theta Timeline by Chris Dietzel
The Hauntings of Playing God by Chris Dietzel
The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard
Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
The Last Man by Mary Shelley
Erewhon by Samuel Butler
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
California by Edan Lepucki
Find Me by Laura Van Den Berg