#45 – Young Adult Dystopias

Techno-thrillers are a surprisingly fuzzy category that sits at the border of sci-fi and suspense. In this episode, I give an overview of the subgenre and the different ways it can be classified. Book recommendation: Delta-v by Daniel Suarez Sam Boush on the categories of techno-thrillers. My review of Delta-v. Other books discussed: The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
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Dystopian fiction has been the core of young adult sci-fi for the past 15 years. In this episode, we explore how they got their start and what makes them so popular.

Book recommendation: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My analysis of Mortal Engines.

Other books discussed:
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Check out this episode!

About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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1 Response to #45 – Young Adult Dystopias

  1. Aditi B says:

    Hello Alex
    Wanted to thank you as one of your posts helped me in my school project.

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