What are the best futuristic books?

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    #1The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)

    The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)
    The Maze Runner is the first novel in The Maze Runner series written by James Dashner which centers on Thomas who wakes up in the lift and had an amnesia. 

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    Rakesh Singh
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Fantastic book that was made popular by the movie. An astounding number of reviews and multiple books in the series makes it a staple read."
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    #2Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Elizabeth Obrien
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece."
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    #3Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    Ender's Game is the first book in The Ender Quintet series by Orson Scott Card which has won the Hugo and Nebula awards. This science fiction novel centers on Ender being trained in military and combat to prepare against an alien attack. 
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    Tiffany Wong
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Ender's Game is a true classic of science fiction centered around one of my favorite characters in all of fiction. This series is brilliant and gets a really strong start with this novel. Exciting and fast paced. Sure to captivate all readers!"
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    #4The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner)

    The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner)
    The Scorch Trials is the second book in the Maze Runner series by James Dashner which continues to follow Thomas and the Gladers who found the Scorch after surviving the maze. 
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    Jennifer Jenkins
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I have to say that as usual the book is better than the movie. This book is well written. It is not as interesting to me as it is to others. It tends to be higher rated by others, and I will admit it was worth the read. But it is not among the ones I consider best."
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    #5Divergent

    Divergent

    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.

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    Anthony Harper
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A fantastic series about a dystopian life. Very good on keeping you on the edge of your seat and wanting to read more."
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    #6The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    Ruth Cole
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The whole series will most likely have you wanting to read it all in one go. I found the story to be quite intense, the characters and setting are of high quality. If you want something that is set in the future, this would be a good place to start. I think that you will be glad you decided to read the book, the movie of the same title is also quite good. "
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    #7I Am Legend

    I Am Legend

    I Am Legend is a post-apocalyptic book by Richard Matheson that centers on Robert Neville, the last man on earth. He needs to fight for his life as all the living creature in the Earth turned into vampires. 

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    Yuan Cao
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The best futuristic books include "I Am Legend", which is a post-apocalyptic book that centers around the last man on earth who fights for his life as the living creatures on Earth turn into vampires. Boasting an average customer rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 1,591 Amazon customer reviews, I would strongly recommend this book."
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    #8World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
    World War Z is a fictional collection of narratives of eyewitnesses and survivors of the worldwide zombie plague. It was written by American author Max Brooks and was published in 2007 by Three Rivers Press.
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    Frank Griffin
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I thought the account featured in this book were far fetched and too convoluted to wrap my head around. Some of the stories were scattershot and were difficult to follow. I would not recommend this book."
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    #9Under the Never Sky

    Under the Never Sky
    Under the Never Sky is a young adult fiction novel by Veronica Rossi which centers on Aria living inside Reverie, and Perry from outside the protected dome, who might need each other if they are to survive.
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    Yang Xia
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is an excellent work. If you have an interest in dystopian literature targeted at young adults give this a read."
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    #10Incarnate (Incarnate)

    Incarnate (Incarnate)

    Incarnate is the first book on the Incarnate trilogy written by Jodi Meadows which centers on Ana living in a world where once you die you come back reincarnated in another body. 

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    Paul Lee
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I recently bought the book "Incarnate (Incarnate Trilogy)" as a present for a friend of mine, and he really enjoyed it! The book talks about the story of Ana, that lives in a world in which if you die you come back reincarnated in another body. It's really interesting, and my friend suggest it to everyone! ^_^"
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    #11Among the Hidden (Shadow Children)

    Among the Hidden (Shadow Children)

    Among the Hidden is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Shadow Children written by Margaret Peterson Haddix which centers on one of the shadow children named Luke who meets a girl named Jen who is like him.  

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    Harini Chopra
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is meant as a young adult book, but I found it incredibly gripping even as an adult. It's set in the near future of the U.S. and the implications of society reflect on the current world in an interesting way. It isn't political or pushy with its views, though. The main focus is the depth of the story and how it's guided by the interactions between families and their love for each other, legal or not."
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    #121984

    1984

    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

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    Larry Hall
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "IT was an alright book but not the best storyline."
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    #13The Bequeathal: Godsent

    The Bequeathal: Godsent

    The Bequeathal: Godsent is a standalone science fiction novel written by Zoran Jevtić which centers on Eugene Reece living in an augmented world by the virtualized intellects of the deceased.

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    Vincent Henderson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I found this book very profound and very creative. This authors work was original, and a book I will never forget. I would rate this a 10 if I could! "
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    #14Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Uglies written by Scott Westerfeld which centers on Tally who can't wait anymore to turn sixteen as she will have an operation to turn into a pretty girl.

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    Patricia Bradley
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The solution to this topic is a good book to want to read. After reading the reviews and description of the book It sounds interesting and would love to read it. The person in question will be happy with this suggestion."
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    #15Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.

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    Kevin Aguilar
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) is the vest futuristic book I have ever read. The book is also 10 times better than the movies created. "
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    #16Normal: A Novel

    Normal: A Novel

    Normal is a techno-thriller novel written by Warren Ellis. First published in 2016 by FSG Originals under ISBN 0374534977, it centers on the story of Adam Dearden, a foresight strategist focusing on geoengineering.

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    Alice Carlson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Normal; A Novel is an interesting book about a scientific look about conspiracy believers and those who think in what they think is reality or logic people. Here they are referred to as forecast strategists and strategy forecasters. Either way they stare in the abyss and it bites back. It drives them insane. The hero in this story arrives at a mental hospital called of course Normal Head where a patient escaped. Then all of the functions of today and tomorrow's technology and surveillance come into play to find the escapee."
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    #17Before I Croak

    Before I Croak

    Before I Croak is a futuristic comic hotel written by Anna Babyashkina and translated by Muireann Maguire. It was released in 2013. It won the Debut Prize and Bestseller Prize.

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    Saúl Castro
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Before I Croak is a great book to read no matter who you are but it is specifically aimed at women. It covers topics like aging, generational differences, recapturing youth and a host of other topics that would be very familiar to most women. It's also quite funny."

Summary

Best What are the best futuristic books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner)Books 43 Paid
2Brave New WorldBooks 40 Paid
3Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)Books 40 Paid
4The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner)Books 38 Paid
5DivergentBooks 36 Paid
6The Hunger GamesBooks 34 Paid
7I Am LegendBooks 32 Paid
8World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie WarBooks 28 Paid
9Under the Never SkyBooks 26 Paid
10Incarnate (Incarnate)Books 25 Paid
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