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The New School of Dystopia

With 2014 well underway, you might think that the almighty Dystopian subgenre has worn out its welcome with the Speculative Fiction crowd. NOPE—from the popularity of Catching Fire to the upcoming film adaptation of Divergent by Veronica Roth, dystopian fiction is still going strong, and 2014 is full of new entries in this particularly beloved subset of SFF.

Not sure where to start? The good news is there’s a whole new crop of dystopian SFF coming out this year, with a little somethin’ somethin’ for every kind of reader. Here’s our breakdown of the good dystopian stuff we’re betting on, from YA to sci-fi, and beyond.