Curated Set of 3: Dystopian Novels
Writing stories about a dystopian future takes a certain kind of imagination and attention to detail. The writers who have succeeded in this genre create characters and plots so believable that we hope they never come true. Given what we are living through now, these bestsellers may make you feel better, or worse, or somewhere in between, but you will definitely admire their storytelling.
- The Companions by Katie M. Flynn
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition by Stephen King
In The Companions, in the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can’t go out, but the dead can come in—and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the “companionship” program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people—a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will.
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic.
All books included are brand-new hardcovers from the publishers.
While we are all practicing social distancing due to COVID-19, individuals and families are spending a lot of time at home. We want to bring you great books to read during this time. We've applied our curating skills to creating 3 book sets on just about every topic, for just about every reader.
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