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Doomsday Book
Connie Willis
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus
Book of Shadows
Phyllis Curott, Lauren Marino
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
John Joseph Adams, George R.R. Martin, Cory Doctorow, Stephen King, Paolo Bacigalupi, M. Rickert, Octavia E. Butler, Carol Emshwiller, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Orson Scott Card
For the Win
Cory Doctorow
Zone One: A Novel
Colson Whitehead
Feed - M.T. Anderson I keep hearing this book referred to as "satire," but it felt a lot more like a 1984 or a Brave New World. Dystopian, and yet far too near the truth to be considered as such.

This was a really enoyable read. Anderson creates a new slang that doesn't bog down the story or the writing, which is one of the most interesting bits of the writing. The story is simple, but gripping. Part of me wished that it went a little bit further with rebellion than it did, but the message remains as poignant.