Dystopian fiction (children and teens)

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Young adult books roundup – review
World travel, daring dystopias and secondary school cliques frame timely YA outings

Fiona Noble

06, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Emily St John Mandel: 'I admire novelists who are pushing the form forward'
The award-winning author on her eerie new novel set during the 2008 financial crash

Hannah Beckerman

04, Apr, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Book clinic: Can you recommend utopian novels for these dystopian times?
We suggest novels that reveal the kindness of strangers and leave you with a sense of hope

Hannah Beckerman

23, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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The other side of Black Mirror: literary utopias offer the seeds of better real life
The rule of cynics and nihilists has led us to a dangerous place, where everything from healthcare to wind farms is declared intrusive, big-state meddling

Sandra Newman

14, May, 2019 @10:01 AM

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Boring dystopia is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a wimple | Elle Hunt
It’s not the drama or horror of The Handmaid’s Tale we have to look out for, but a ‘no change’ message on a broken cashpoint or a children’s ‘self-checkout’ toy

Elle Hunt

06, Aug, 2018 @5:36 PM

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When the truth of Donald Trump’s presidency is stranger than fiction | Letter
Letter: Published 82 years ago, It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis was the perfect script for Donald Trump’s takeover of the US, writes Graham Stocks


20, Jun, 2017 @6:22 PM

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Fiction for 8- to 12-year-olds reviews – cyborgs, sisters and a girl called Owl
Film directors Sylvain Chomet and Bobbie Peers give a fantastic spin to the challenges of the tweenage years

Kitty Empire

16, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Our book giveaway wasn’t ‘anti-Trump’. It was pro-literature | Letters
Letters: As book lovers we believe in the power of literature to help us reflect critically on what is going on in the world


09, Mar, 2017 @7:39 PM

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How my father, JG Ballard, foresaw our strange present | Bea Ballard
With this year’s mix of dramatic politics and all-powerful technology, the novelist has been the man of the hour. His daughter is not surprised

Bea Ballard

20, Nov, 2016 @12:04 AM

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Teenage fiction reviews – blame games, crimes and wonderment
Questions of guilt and stories of redemption abound in the latest roundup of the best young adult novels

Geraldine Brennan

31, Jul, 2016 @10:00 AM

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach - review
Roseleen Havana: ‘This standalone book will have you up all night wondering what it really means to be alive’

Roseleen Havana

06, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - review
Secret Scribbler: ‘ this book is full of such compassion for humanity’

Secret Scribbler

04, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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