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For a guide to the documents and activities relating to the U.S. Constitution, please see the research guide for Constitution Day. We will also have free pocket sized copies of the constitution available at the service desks on Friday September 17, 2021.
Materials on display
Odum Library has a variety of dystopian and alternative history titles available for check out. This list comprises just a few of the titles we recommend for people who like to ask "what if". For more titles please see the physical display or ask our reference desk about dystopian fiction. We are always ready to help patrons find their next read.
These are some of the nonfiction titles that we have of books about dystopias and alternate histories.
These books are available as an e-book edition through one of our databases. Some books may be accessible as both an electronic and a physical copy. Please use the tabs to cycle back to the physical books if you would prefer books we have available in the library.
GIL Express is a great way to expand your library reading experience by ordering books from other Georgia colleges! If you would like to know more about the GIL Express service and how to use it please see our GIL Express guide.
Four libraries in the University of Georgia system have copies of this first novel in the Uglies series in their catalog.
Dies the Fire by
One library in the University of Georgia system holds a copy of this first novel in The Change or Emberverse series.
Upright Women Wanted by
Clayton State University owns a copy of this dystopian alternate history novel that can be requested by Valdosta students, faculty, and staff for reading.
If you're looking for a resource not available at Odum Library, you can use GIL Express to borrow books from any of the University System of Georgia (USG) Libraries.
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Librivox is a website dedicated to recording and distributing free audiobook copies of books that have fallen out of copyright. They have several titles considered dystopian from the early days of this genre available.
We is a dystopian novel said to have been an inspiration for both 1984 and Brave New World. Here a free audiobook version is available through Librivox.
The Iron Heel
Jack London of Call of the Wild fame also wrote this dystopian novel which is available as a fully free to play audiobook through Librivox.
Rusty Quill Podcast Network
The Rusty Quill network is home to a group of podcasts that may interest those who like tabletop gaming, dystopian stories, and alternative history narratives. For this month's display Magnus Archives, Outliers, and Rusty Quill Gaming are our recommendations.
This podcast tells the story of a dystopian world through the broadcasts of a radio station. Listeners who also like horror may enjoy this as similar to Welcome to Nightvale, though in a steampunk/solarpunk world.
In Depth: Dystopias
This episode of In Depth, an audible podcast, explores dystopias and how they affect our modern world.