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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

For more unique dystopian visions of the future, try these…

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess for a violent future Britain where the establishment seeks order by reforming dangerous youth.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow for a 1984-inspired YA thriller set in the near future that explores the dystopian effect of post 9/11 policy.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for a literary love letter to humanity after a flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the population.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell for a genre-busting epic that starts in 1984 and ends in 2043.

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Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

For coming-of-age awesomeness set in different eras, try…

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell for a precocious-yet-unannoying kid’s-eye view of life in an ‘80s-era British village

Locas by Jaime Hernandez for an alt-comic depiction of badass, punk-rock Chicanas growing up as best friends and sometime lovers in '80s So Cal

The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis for hilarious first lust/love antics set against the groovy backdrop of '60s/'70s London

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block for a dreamy YA novel about a gritty fairy tale-like '80s L.A.

This post was co-edited by Eve Epstein and Leonora Epstein, authors of X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story. You can find them on Twitter here and here.

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

If Cloud Atlas gave you a taste for unconventional narratives, try these…

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a novel of outstanding scope

The Secret History by Donna Tartt for a story that is never what you expect

The Blue Book by A. L. Kennedy for a challenging but rewarding read

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro for something totally unique

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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Enjoy Midwinterblood? We asked the author what he’d recommend next…

Ritual by David Pinner for the book that inspired the Wicker Man

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell for another books of linked stories

The Sagas of The Icelanders for more creepy Viking stories

Harbour by John Ajvide Lindquist for a creepy Scandinavian story

This post was guest edited by Marcus Sedgwick. His new book, She Is Not Invisible, is out now.