Today the FlipSide has a special treat in the form of a guest post from the editor of Perfect Flaw, an anthology edited by Robin Blankenship for Seventh Star Press.
Robin Blankenship, a freelance editor and book reviewer has a background in teaching and social work. When not working or reading or editing she can be found at home in Kentucky with her husband, Andrew and two children, Christian and Beatrix.
Top Ten Dystopian Recommendations by Perfect Flaw’s Editor Robin Blankenship
Dystopian has been one of my favorite genres. Dark and Twisty, rebellions, environmental disasters, political and social issues; sign me up! The beauty of dystopian is it can be science fiction, fantasy, horror and so much more.
I was going to do top ten but it ended up being top 15. These are in no particular order but here are some great dystopian recommendations for the masses.
Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Giver by Lois Lowry.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Children of Men by P. D. James
Matched by Ally Condie
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Life As We Knew It Susan Beth Pfeffer
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Gone by Michael Grant.
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn.
Watchmen is a graphic novel but is a perfect example of dystopian at its finest. The Giver was the very first dystopian I ever read, it really kick-started my love for the genre. Uglies, Divergent, Matched,Delirium, Life As We Knew It, and Gone are all YA and are part of series. We is a novel, I came across when looking for more dystopian. It was written long before the genre of dystopian existed, but is amazing. Ready Player One is a new book; it was an all-around awesome book combining dystopian and video games for the win. Ella Minnow Peais great because it is not only dystopian, but also epistolary fiction, which I also love.
Now let’s take a look at Perfect Flaw… And don’t forget that you can click on the cover to be whisked away to Amazon!
Readers everywhere are invited to experience adventures of a dystopian nature in the anthology Perfect Flaw, from editor Robin Blankenship! Featuring seventeen speculative fiction tales, spanning many genres, Perfect Flaw explores the subject of societies gone wrong.
From “utopian” societies masking an underlying controlled state, to stories of people fighting back against repression, in hopes of a better world, the flaws that create a dystopian atmosphere are brought to light. Thought-provoking and entertaining, Perfect Flaw will be a welcome addition to any reader’s collection of dystopian literature.
Leslie J Anderson – “Michael’s Gate”
Jason Campagna – “Hope Unknown”
Frank Roger – “Cracks in the Concrete”
Mandi M. Lynch —“Under a Pomegranate Sky”
Shaun Avery – “The Job Hunter”
Cathy Bryant – “Cost Benefit Analysis”
Carolyn M. Chang – “Smilers”
SC Langgle – “The Bird Below Ground”
Delphine Boswell – “Tomorrow’s Children”
Tanith Korravai – “Your Comfort is Important to Us”
DeeDee Davies – “The Ultimate Sale”
Ellen Brock – “Useless”
Herika R. Raymer – “Seventh Degree”
H David Blalock – “Guardian”
H.S. Donnelly – “First Head”
Jay Faulkner – “System Error”
Michael O’Connor – “The Choosing”
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