5 Environmental Dystopias to Read for Earth Month

If I’ve learned anything from science fiction, it’s that Earth’s destruction is imminent. Worse, it’s probably our fault.Forget scientists and politicians—imaginative science fiction authors have detailed at great length all the various ways pollution and climate change could go very, very wrong for humanity. And if there’s anyone I trust, it’s sci-fi authors. From robots to the Internet to invisibility cloaks, they’ve been right too many times to ignore....more

The Lockdown

Majorette wore her best walking shoes, so she thought. The soles were beginning to wear, and if you looked closely, you could tell that old knee injury affected her gait. Her right shoe, all shifted and worn away to the inner man-made material, made her limp just that much more. She crossed the old highway and made her way down the dirt road toward home, stopping to shift her pack to the other shoulder....more

"Matched": Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Do you ever think that it would be really awesome if someone told you exactly what to eat and when? And if they delivered it? What about jobs or whom to marry? Imagine if someone removed all the choices from your life and all you had to do is live it. Welcome to world of Ally Condie's Matched. ...more
I always have this hope that even if I lived in a world where there was no choice, that I'd ...more

Book Talk: *The Handmaid's Tale*, by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale...more
I only read it for the first time in the last 10 years. It's a weird combination of interesting ...more