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Daughters of the North : a novel. Author: Sarah Hall. Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2007. Summary: England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. Reproduction has become a lottery, with contraceptive coils fitted to every female of childbearing age. A girl who will become known only as "Sister" escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women ...

The windup girl. Author: Paolo Bacigalupi. Publisher: San Francisco : Night Shade Books, ©2009. Summary: What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.

Armageddon's children. Author: Terry Brooks. Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2006. Summary: In a futuristic world in which civilization is near total collapse, evil forces control the ruins of the former United States, killing and enslaving the survivors, until Logan Tom embarks on a mission to find a child who bears a powerful magic that could save the world ...

The pesthouse : a novel. Author: Jim Crace. Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, ©2007. Summary:In a futuristic American wasteland, an injured Franklin Lopez joins forces with Margaret, a woman suffering from a deadly infection and confined to the Pesthouse, as the two discover that their dreams of a safe future mean following an unexpected path ...

Shades of Grey. Author: Jasper Fforde. Publisher: New York : Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated. Welcome to Chromatacia, where the societal hierarchy is strictly regulated by one's limited color perception. And Eddie Russet wants to move up. But his plans to leverage his better-than-average red perception and marry into a powerful family are quickly upended. Juggling inviolable rules, sneaky Yellows, and a risky friendship with an intriguing Grey named Jane ...

Zone one : a novel. Author: Colson Whitehead Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2011. Summary: Mark Spitz and his squad of three "sweepers" move through Zone One of lower Manhattan, a walled-off enclave scheduled for resettlement in the aftermath of a zombie plague. The great masses of the undead have been violently dispatched by a Marine detachment. It falls to Spitz and his fellows to take care of the handful that remain ...

Bloodring. Author: Faith Hunter Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Roc, ©2006. Summary:No one thought the apocalypse would be like this. The world didn't end. And the appearance of seraphs heralded three plagues and a devastating war between the forces of good and evil. More than a hundred years later, the earth has plunged into an ice age, and seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle while religious strife rages among the surviving humans ...

Neuromancer. Author: William Gibson Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1994. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene — it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology. Today, Neuromancer's virtual reality has become real. And yet, William Gibson's gritty, sophisticated vision still manages to inspire the minds that lead mankind ever further into the future.

The passage : a novel. Author: Justin Cronin. Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2010. Summary: A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.

Ready player one. Author: Ernest Cline. Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2011. Summary: "An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline's imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe." -- Booklist, starred review

The handmaid's tale. Author: Margaret Atwood. Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Summary: "This visionary novel, in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile..." E. L. Doctorow

Who fears death. Author: Nnedi Okorafor Publisher: New York : Daw Books, Inc., [2010] Summary:Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.

The children of men. Author: P D James. Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993. Summary: "The year is 2021, and the human race is - quite literally - coming to an end. Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair ..."

Pure. Author: Julianna Baggott. Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012. Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

When she woke : a novel. Author: Hillary Jordan. Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011. Summary: In the future, abortion has become a crime as a series of events threatens the existence of the United States. One woman wakes up to discover that her skin color has been changed to red as punishment for having the procedure done. Now she must embark on a dangerous journey in order to find refuge from a hostile and threatening society ...